Content tagged "passive cooling"

Climatological Uses of Urban Vegetation

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects:...

What is evapotranspiration?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 06, 2013

Evapotranspiration is a combination of evaporation and transpiration. Evaporation is a physical process that transforms liquid water into vapor by absorbing...

I want to select the best spot for my tree. How can I find out where the sun will be in the summer and winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 06, 2013

The position of the sun is expressed in altitude (or elevation) and azimuth, both of which will vary by location, time of day, and time of year.  Altitude...

Can urban trees in the U.S. make a significant dent in absorbing CO2 and moderating climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 30, 2013

Yes, trees contribute to CO2 absorption. Healthy urban trees can absorb CO2 and store it in their woody tissues. Planting 44 million more urban trees per...

Urban Heat Island

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 26, 2013

  The conversion of rural land for urban use is referred to as urbanization (Miller, 1997). Seventy-four percent (203 million) of the U.S. population in 1989...

How Does Urban Forestry Relate to Energy Conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 26, 2013

Trees provide the greatest energy conservation benefit when they are found in every part of urban landscapes, yards, businesses, parking lots, along streets,...

Urban Forests Help to Improve Health and Well-being

Life in a bustling urban setting can be both physically and mentally stressful, but there are indications that trees and other plants help improve human...

Decrease in Energy Costs from Urban Forests

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 15, 2013

Trees can help reduce heating and cooling costs by shading buildings, acting as windbreaks, and cooling the air through evaporation that occurs through...

How do I know/determine if energy consumption is being reduced by planting trees in my municipality?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

Energy consumption is reduced by tree shade and evapotranspiration, lowering temperatures of the air and surfaces. Additionally, trees slow down winds by...

The use of vegetation to guide wind and maximize cooling in the summer months

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 28, 2013

Strategically positioning vegetation in landscapes can maximize energy benefits and save money for homeowners, commercial properties and public facilities....

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