Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Strategic tree planting can reduce energy use and costs, carbon footprint; Northfield, MN; 4/22/09

Placing trees for energy savings Northfield News (subscription) - Northfield,MN,USA
Those of us who live in town can also practice careful tree placement to reduce energy costs, add beauty to our yards and create habitat for wildlife. According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, strategically placed shade trees can reduce air-conditioning bills by 25 percent. In addition, a well-placed windbreak might lop another 10 to 20 percent off fuel bills.

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