Title

Xeriscape: Landscape That Saves

Report Number

FSEC-EN-17-89

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-EN-17-89.pdf

Keywords

Energy Conservation; Buildings; Energy Consumption; Utilities

Abstract

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.

Date Published

8-1-1989

Subjects

Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Energy Consumption; Utilities

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