Xeriscape: Landscape That Saves
Energy Conservation; Buildings; Energy Consumption; Utilities
Today's headlines trumpet urgent energy concerns. Still, there are ways in which individual effort cumulatively can slow, stop, and even reverse the negative impact of poor conservation habits. Landscaping spends energy in a variety of ways: in the manufacture and use of fertilizers; in the manufacture, use, and fueling of landscaping equipment; in the production and distribution of our water supply; and in physical effort. But Xeriscaping saves energy. With 800 - 900 people a day moving to the land of sunshine, water is increasingly precious. In Florida outdoor irrigation alone can consume up to 50 percent of the average homeowner's water use. But Xeriscaping saves water.
Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Energy Consumption; Utilities
Florida Solar Energy Center and Burns, Carolyn King, "Xeriscape: Landscape That Saves" (1989). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 875.