Why Historic Housing Is Much More Difficult to Retrofit for Resilience

Why Historic Housing Is Much More Difficult to Retrofit for Resilience

Why Historic Housing Is Much More Difficult to Retrofit for Resilience

02/21/21

“Why is historic housing much more difficult to retrofit for resilience?”

Historical homes sure look enchanting, whether it be turn-of-the-century Victorians in San Francisco, California or medieval mudbrick skyscrapers in Shibam, Yemen. However, since they were built before the advent of modern building codes and climate change, they often are very difficult to modify. This is especially apparent for resilience retrofits, where a large amount of new technology has to be used. This is Why Historic Housing Is Much More Difficult to Retrofit for Resilience.

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