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Source: Jerome Dominici

Trees Can Reduce Energy Costs In Cities, New Study Shows

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Even one tree can cut energy consumption in cities, according to a new study. What’s more, during winter months trees can reduce a building’s energy consumption by a shocking 10 percent, or 15 percent in the summer.

The report, called, “Effects of trees on mean wind, turbulence and momentum exchange within and above a real urban environment,” which was published in the journal Advances in Water Resources, takes a deep dive into how trees are likely the best lines of defense a city can have against the chilling effects (and utility costs) of wind.