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|Author(s):||Geoffrey Donovan; David T. Butry; Joshua D. Kneifel;|
|Title:||The effect of shade trees on summertime electricity use in Sacramento, California|
|Published:||September 01, 2010|
|Abstract:||Although previous studies have shown that shade trees can reduce summertime electricity use, none have compared these reductions to other common energy-conservation measures. We demonstrate that a 30-year old tree planted on the west side of a house in Sacramento, California reduces summertime electricity use by 18%, which exceeds the savings from replacing the house s HVAC system, replacing windows, adding attic insulation or turning the thermostat up by one degree Celsius.|
|Citation:||Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1671|
|Research Areas:||Microeconomic Analysis|