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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Shade trees as a demand-side resource

Summary

Many utilities are serious about the potential of shade tree as a demand-side management (DSM) resource. Tree planting and care partnerships with local community groups can also provide benefits beyond cost effective energy savings. Shade tree programs offer opportunities for utilities to take civic leadership roles with respect to environmental issues, convervation education, neighborhood revitalization, and job training (see \"Utilities Grow Energy Savings,\" p.14).


Years of Research:  1992-1995

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research, Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, CA 95616.

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Products / Publications:

  1. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 1995. Shade trees as a demand-side resource. Home Energy, March/April 11-17 p - View Document [519.79 KB]

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