USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

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

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

EcoSMART - EnergyWise

Summary

EcoSMART is a computerized decision-support tool that will be used to assess the impacts of landscapes and Best Management Practices on energy use, water consumption and quality, and fire hazard. The EnergyWise module estimates the impacts on heating and cooling energy use of different types of trees in different locations around residences.


Years of Research:  2000-present

Funded by:  California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  Tree People, Earthview Computing, UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

Products / Publications:

  1. Geiger, J.R. 2002. EcoSmart - A precision landscape evaluation & design tool. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p. Computer model summary - View Document [44.95 KB]

  2. Center for Urban Forest Research. 2009. EcoSmart Demo Movie - short. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California = Download File

  3. Center for Urban Forest Research. 2003. Firewise Poster - portait. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California - View Document [166.17 KB]

  4. McPherson, E.G. 2004. ecoSmart Design Software: Making your Landscape Come Alive. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt.,21 - View Document [1.54 MB]

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