Dominic Bednar

Dominic Bednar
Position: 
Research Assistant
Degrees: 
Ph.D. Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, (Expected 2020)
M.S. Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, 2016
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 2013
Research Interests: 

Dominic’s research explores the institutional barriers of energy poverty recognition and response in the United States whilst considering the spatial, racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic patterns of residential energy affordability, consumption, and efficiency. More narrowly, his doctoral research aims to provide clarity for structuring more effective policy interventions and to improve decision making for assisting energy-vulnerable households, those likely to fall into energy poverty and struggle/unable to pay their energy bills resulting in energy utility shut-offs and forgoing basic necessities. Dominic is developing a multidimensional energy vulnerability index to better understand factors that contribute to household energy poverty in the U.S. Additionally, Dominic’s research uses LCA and LCC methods to better understand the effect of household appliance replacements on overall energy affordability of low-income households.

Publications

Miller, W. A., Boudreaux, P., Pallin, S., Biswas, K., Gehl, T., Atchley, J., ... & Shah, A. (2016). A field study setup of four homes having non-ventilated and semi-conditioned sealed attics. Journal of Green Building, 11(3), 1-20.

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Start Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
Most current end date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020