Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Our project aims to verify that tree canopy can help reduce residential utility levels. The loss of over 30,000 trees in Worcester due to the Asian Longhorn Beetle became the motivation for determining tree canopy‟s economic value. Unfortunately, the correlation between the tree canopy and energy usage is ambiguous. The challenges encountered from this project have aided the team in developing recommendations for better conditions for future teams to continue research of this kind.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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