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Title: Computer simulation for optimizing windbreak placement to save energy for heating and cooling buildings

Author: Heisler, Gordon M.

Year: 1991

Publication: In: Trees and sustainable development. The Third international windbreaks and agroforestry symposium proceedings; 1991 June 2-7; ridgetown, Ontario, Canada. Ridgetown College: 100-104.

Abstract: Saving energy has recently acquired new importance because of increased concern for dwindling fossil fuel supplies and for the problem of carbon dioxide contributions to global climate change. Many studies have indicated that windbreaks have the ability to save energy for heating buildings. Suggested savings have ranged up 40 percent; though more commonly savings of between 10 and 25 percent arc indicated (DeWalle and Heisler 1988).Questions remain as to how to best design windbreak plantings for different climates and building structures.

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