Energy Efficient Home Landscapes
ASLA VIDEO: ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME LANDSCAPES
Landscape design is an important, and often overlooked, piece in the energy efficiency puzzle. Consider this statistic quoted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA):
If placed strategically, trees can reduce summertime cooling energy needs by 7-47 percent and wintertime heating needs by 2-8 percent.
To learn more, watch this three minute video from ASLA.
Tree Placement (temperature regulation, wind breaks, and solar panel efficiency)
Green Roofs (insulation)
Green Walls (cooling)
- Solar Panel Placement
ASLA ARTICLE SERIES: SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN: INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
A primer on residential green roofs and walls, tree placement, and solar power. Each section includes links to government resources, sample projects, relevant organizations, and more.