Hutchison B A. et al
Bibliographic info:
USA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Environmental Sciences Division, Publication no.1913, IRNL/CON-87, April 1982

Evaluates the space-conditioning energy conservation potentials of landscapes designed to ameliorate building microclimates. The physical bases for vegetative modifications of climate are discussed, and results of past study of the effects of vegetation on space-conditioning energy consumption in buildings are reviewed. The state-of-the-art of energy-conserving landscape designs is assessed and recommendations are presented for further research. Landscaping mobile houses and single family dwellings is considered.