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Title: The wind-shielding and shading effects of trees on residential heating and cooling requirements

The wind-shielding and shading effects of trees on residential heating and cooling requirements The US Department of Energy (DOE) has funded several research projects, including this study, to assess the effects of site design on building space conditioning energy use. An important strategy being investigated is the use of vegetation for shading, wind control, and temperature modification. The study described in this report has been conducted concurrently with a closely related research project at the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station of the USDA Forest Service in Pennsylvania. The objective of that project is to measure wind-speed reductions and solar obstructions caused by trees around representative houses within typical neighborhoods and to develop an empirical model for estimating these effects based on the physical characteristics of different neighborhoods (Heisler 1989). The objective of this work is to combine the results of the on-site microclimate measurements from the 1989 Heisler study with work in building energy simulation to calculate the energy impacts of the observed microclimatic changes due to trees.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 6839888
Report Number(s):LBL-24131; CONF-900203--6
ON: DE90011595
DOE Contract Number:AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: Winter meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Atlanta, GA (USA), 11-14 Feb 1990
Research Org:Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:DOE/CE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; SHADING; ENERGY CONSERVATION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; HOUSES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; D CODES; TREES; WIND; COMPUTER CODES; PLANTS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SIMULATION 320100* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings