Simulation of Tree Shade Impacts on Residential Energy Use for Space Conditioning in Sacramento

@inproceedings{Simpson2003SimulationOT,
  title={Simulation of Tree Shade Impacts on Residential Energy Use for Space Conditioning in Sacramento},
  author={James R. Simpson and E Gregory Mcpherson},
  year={2003}
}
-Tree shade reduces summer air conditioning demand and increases winter heating load by intercepting solar energy that would otherwise heat the shaded structure. We evaluate the magnitude of these effects here for 254 residential properties participating in a utility sponsored tree planting program in Sacramento, California. Tree and building characteristics and typical weather data are used to model hourly shading and energy used for space conditioning for each building for a period of one… CONTINUE READING