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Trees Reduce Building Energy Use in U.S. Cities

Estimated energy savings value by state
due to trees around residential buildings

State

(millions of US dollars)

Alabama

184.0

Arizona

277.5

Arkansas

80.2

California

410.2

Colorado

22.5

Connecticut

141.3

Delaware

49.1

District of Columbia

8.4

Florida

643.0

Georgia

176.3

Idaho

31.8

Illinois

312.6

Indiana

157.3

Iowa

98.2

Kansas

156.3

Kentucky

121.4

Louisiana

191.6

Maine

45.0

Maryland

200.5

Massachusetts

247.9

Michigan

244.3

Minnesota

127.2

Mississippi

95.3

Missouri

249.9

Montana

42.8

Nebraska

43.3

Nevada

74.9

New Hampshire

27.6

New Jersey

293.2

New Mexico

53.7

New York

407.2

North Carolina

204.3

North Dakota

13.3

Ohio

335.1

Oklahoma

88.0

Oregon

41.3

Pennsylvania

380.2

Rhode Island

42.0

South Carolina

111.4

South Dakota

18.8

Tennessee

160.8

Texas

600.9

Utah

65.6

Vermont

18.2

Virginia

175.5

Washington

87.0

West Virginia

45.9

Wisconsin

182.6

Wyoming

14.2

Total

7,799.5

(Source: Nowak, David J.; Appleton, Nathaniel; Ellis, Alexis; Greenfield, Eric. 2017. Residential building energy conservation and avoided power plant emissions by urban and community trees in the United States. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 21: 158-165.)

 

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Last Modified: January 19, 2017