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31. Properly placed shade trees reduce summertime electricity bills in Sacramento, California
Published: 6/1/2009
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry

32. The value of shade: Estimating the effect of urban trees on summertime electricity use
Published: 6/1/2009
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry
Abstract: We estimated the effect of shade trees on the summertime electricity use of 640 single-family homes in Sacramento, California. Results show that trees on the west and south sides of a house reduce summertime electricity use, whereas trees on the nort ...

33. Economic Analysis of Egress and Life Safety Costs
Series: OTHER
Published: 4/27/2009
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Allison L. Huang, David T Butry
Abstract: In 2007, the latest year for which construction data are available, the value of construction put in place was $1.1 trillion. Statistics on the total cost of fire in the U.S. are published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Of part ...

34. Economic Performance of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
Published: 3/1/2009
Author: David T Butry

35. Market-Based Approaches to Tree Valuation
Published: 8/1/2008
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry

36. Protect Thy Neighbor: Investigating the Spatial Externalities of Wildfire Hazard Mitigation
Published: 8/1/2008
Authors: David T Butry, Geoffrey Donovan
Abstract: Climate change, increased wildland fuels, and residential development patterns in fire-prone areas have combined to make wildfire-risk mitigation an important public policy issue. One approach to wildfire-risk mitigation is to encourage homeowners to ...

37. Measuring and Improving the Productivity of the U.S. Construction Industry: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Series: OTHER
Published: 7/17/2008
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
Abstract: Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a prolonged period of decline in productivity. Due to the critical lack of measurement methods, however, the magnitude of the productivity problem in the ...

38. The Production of Large and Small Wildfires
Published: 4/18/2008
Authors: David T Butry, Marcia Gumpertz, Marc Genton

39. Wildland Arson Management
Published: 4/18/2008
Authors: Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T Butry

40. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Published: 9/2/2007
Authors: David T Butry, M H. Brown, S Fuller
Abstract: This report documents a benefit-cost analysis performed to measure the expected present value of net benefits resulting from the installation of a multipurpose network fire sprinkler system in a newly-constructed, single-family house. The benefits an ...

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