Improved home energy efficiency with landscape design

Here’s a quick video from ASLA outlining a few basic design concepts landscape architects use to help home-owners improve the energy efficiency and livability of their homes. We talk a lot about improvements inside the home that will improve energy efficiency, such as properly insulated windows and energy efficient water heaters and furnaces, but the choices you make out in the yard can significantly impact the overall efficiency of your home. Landscape design using properly selected and placed trees, shade structures, green roofs, and wind-breaks can reduce the amount of energy needed to cool a home in the summer, and heat a home in the winter.

 

Energy Efficient Home Landscapes from ASLA on Vimeo.

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