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Infographic: Plant right to save big

September 21, 2021 | Laura King-Homan | energy efficiency, infographic, tips, trees
energy savings landscaping

Trees, shrubs and landscaping not only beautify your home, they can help you save on energy costs. But you must plant the right plants in the right place.

For example, a well-planned landscape can reduce an unshaded home’s air-conditioning costs by 15 to 50 percent. If you don’t exactly have a green thumb, you can visit the OPPD Arboretum to see dozens of trees and shrubs that can beautify your property and save you money.

The infographic below provided by the U.S. Department of Energy outlines suggested plantings and locations for optimum savings.

EE_Landscaping for Energy Savings CORRECTED



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About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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