Resilient Residential Buildings in Houston - University of Houston
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This study focuses on Houston, TX, residential stock and its resiliency to climate change. Preliminary results have shown that by 2080, Houston buildings will need about 50% more energy for cooling. These projections present a rather grim prospect for the most socially and economically vulnerable communities scattered across Houston with no access to or capacity to operate the air conditioning and housing with building envelopes inadequate to maintain comfort even for the current weather conditions.