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Diagnostic of habitability of emergency temporary housing in Peru
In Peru, emergency temporary housing (ETH) is currently facing environmental, social, and economic problems. From an environmental perspective, no studies have explored the habitability and internal comfort of these units ...
Water: consumption, usage patterns, and residential infrastructure. A comparative analysis of three regions in the Lima metropolitan area
This study examines the impact of infrastructure and residents’ water usage patterns (internal factors) and climate (external factor) on household water consumption. Through quantitative information from the service provider ...
Measurement and analysis of air quality in temporary shelters on three continents
Millions of displaced people are housed in shelters that generally consist of a single room, meaning that activities including cooking, sleeping and socializing all take place in the same space. Therefore, indoor air quality ...
Classification and assessment of construction materials for a preliminary evaluation of environmental impacts in Lima, Peru
The environmental impacts due to the construction materials are measured through life cycle assessment programs at an additional cost for construction companies, which means that these impacts are often disregarded. A ...