Project Info

Active
Project Title 
Energy Efficiency Through Community Design
Project Number 
2.7
Organization 
CEC
End-use 
Whole Building
Sector 
Residential
Project Year(s) 
2003 - N/A

Determine how incorporating narrow streets and shade trees into the designs of low-income single-family housing developments can help reduce ambient temperature. Extensive climate data has been collected from five manufactured home / trailer communities in Sacramento that have tree canopy coverage ranging from 10% to 90%. A database of these communities is being developed for the purpose of building an analytical model for these and other low-income communities.
PM: Philip Spartz