Check out this online urban forestry resource that can help maximize your energy savings in the future. This page is sponsored by the The National Urban and Community Forestry advisory Council and provides research-based information from a network of national urban forestry, energy conservation, and community development experts. Visit Trees for Conservation to explore multi-media educational resources on urban tree management practice that maximize energy-saving aspects of trees.
Energy-Saving Trees is a program that aims to save homeowners and utilities money through strategic, proactive tree planting. The program is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, local forestry councils and regional utilities across the country at no cost to homeowners. Participating homes have saved up to 20% on their power bills!
Find out more about the program and confirm your zipcode eligibility by clicking the program logo.
Current and previous participants, use this page to share your experiences and photos to connect and learn with other members!
Trees cool the air naturally from the effects of water evaporating from leaves and from direct shade. Moisture combined with shade results in cooler air. Homes shaded by trees need less energy for cooling, which in turn means lower monthly utility bills in the summer and a reduced need for utilities to increase power generation to meet peak load demand.
Four trees planted around each home could save up to 30% on summer cooling costs. 1 Million Trees = $10 Million in Annual Energy Saving
The work upon which this webpage is based was funded, in whole or in part through a subrecipient grant awarded by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the USDA Forest Service nor does mention of trade names, commercial productions, services or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.