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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC) | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it

There are number of other energy saving solutions, both solar and non-solar, that fall under the scope of home improvement projects, but sometimes, it’s the most down-to-earth strategies that can end up putting money back in your pocket.

Well-designed landscaping is one example of a potentially energy saving tactic for homeowners. By establishing a well-designed landscape that is suited to the regional climate and local weather conditions, homeowners can end up saving money on home energy costs, reducing the amount of water use, buffering their home from noise and air pollution, and staying more comfortable inside and out of the house. According to Energy.gov, a smart landscape design can reduce a home’s air conditioning costs by as much as 50%, planting windbreaks on three sides of a house can cut fuel consumption by 40%, and well-designed landscaping can pay for itself in less than 8 years.

Here’s a great infographic from Energy.gov that illustrates some energy saving landscaping tips...


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» Appraisal Institute: How Landscaping Can Impact Home Values

» Appraisal Institute: How Landscaping Can Impact Home Values | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Fernando Hortelano Vázquez de Prada's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Artículo donde se analiza el peso del jardín en el valor y  las posibilidades de venta de una casa. Afirma que una serie de factores tales como el estado de mantenimiento del jardín, la modernidad de su diseño, su adaptación a las condiciones climáticas locales o la economía en su conservación influirán positiva o negativamente en la decisión de compra de esa propiedad. Interesante para todos aquellas personas que esten pensando en cambiar de casa.

George Smith's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:06 AM

In addition to home values, commercial properties also benefit from professional landscaping. Proper care is also essential.

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Goats to the Rescue

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The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Anacostia River, (designated as one of the nation�s most polluted), for the health and enjoyment of everyone in its...
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Goats: the sustainable stewardship solution. Can't quite picture driving them around the beltway from site to site.

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