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Low Impact, Affordable, Low Income Houses for Mexico
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This paper discusses an effort to develop low impact, affordable, low income houses for Mexico. Low impact houses are defined as houses with energy and water needs that are substantially reduced below levels corresponding to code compliance. This paper includes an analysis of the population and energy consumption of the different climate regions in Mexico (Hot-Dry Deserts, Great Plains, Mediterranean, Semi-Arid, Temperate, Hot-Dry Jungles and Hot-Humid Jungles) versus the USA and concludes with advice on an approach for low impact housing.
Alcocer, J. L. B.; Haberl, J. S. (2010). Low Impact, Affordable, Low Income Houses for Mexico. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from