Beautiful ways to Reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home
Houzz. Spring 2012. By Cassy Aoyagi:
Effective landscaping can produce environmental benefits in each of the green building categories defined by the U.S. Green Building Council
‘s LEED ranking system: water efficiency, indoor air quality, materials, atmosphere, sustainability and energy. These benefits are substantial. According to the EPA, an energy-smart landscape can save 50 percent
of a home’s heating and cooling costs. The energy savings are so substantial, homeowners can expect to recoup the cost
of landscape renovation within 8 years.
For simple, beautiful landscaping strategies that save energy and money, read on.