4.8 Energy Conservation: Landscape

Image

Parks and other green space buffers can reduce energy consumption by lowering adjacent air temperatures. Summer cooling effects of 1 to 5° C can extend 1 to 5 tree heights into the built-up area. To maximize cooling, locate buffers at frequent intervals. Each degree reduction can lower electricity demand for cooling by 2 to 4 percent.

DOWNLOAD: 4.8 Guidelines and References (PDF)