Where can I use trees to conserve energy?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Buildings such as homes, schools, and businesses can all benefit from well-planned tree plantings that create shade for both buildings and outdoor use areas. It is usually recommended that trees be planted within 30 feet of a building to maximize energy efficiency. 


Try using I-Tree's application DESIGN to estimate the benefits of a tree by virtually planting a tree using your site information.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.