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Energy Use Monitioring

This is what we need to do to monitor our power use.

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Landscaping

From Green Remodeling:

--general landscaping-- kentucky bluegrass-conventional, need lots of water and chemicals to thrive in our area "xeriscaping": landscaping that minimizes water demand -->proper soil prep, drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, mulching. Costs half as much as standard landscaped yards.

--landscaping for wind-- might be a concern for us because we are working with an older and leakier house. could reduce our energy use by 10-40 percent, depending on how windy it is in our area and how much draft gets in. -most effective windbreaks are trees or shrubs with low crowns and dense foliage -where to place them? -page 180 has placement of trees around hypothetical house

--landscaping for heating/cooling-- trees can assist in cooling by the shade they produce and by the process of evapotranspiration

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