The effect of landscaping and architecture
on energy consumption

Architecture and Landscaping designed with energy efficiency in mind can serve as a means of lowering energy consumption. The key lies in maximizing shade potential in hot hours of summer days, maximizing the sunlight input in cold winter days and finally reducing wind-chill with proper insulation in cold winter days.

Both architectural design and landscaping designs can contribute to energy efficiency of a home.

 Project description
In this project you want to focus on the effects of either landscaping or architectural design. You may also decide to work on both areas at the same time. You will have to perform some experiments and discover how each element may help in energy consumption. You may also make models to demonstrate how such design elements affect the temperature.
 Details of this project
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