Burnham, Nancy A.
Worcester Community Project Center
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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