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Heat Island Effect

Cities tend to be warmer than rural locations. This is typically due to the infrastructure built within a city, such as buildings and roads, which absorb heat from the sun and slowly release it during the day and into the night. This is known as the heat island effect. The heat increases local temperatures. Heat Islands can be reduced by installing cool roofs and other surfaces with a high albedo. 

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  • Financial > Water - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...energy costs to transport, treat and heat the associated water....energy costs to transport, treat and heat the associated water. Strategies that...that lessen the demand for heated water, such as limiting dishwasher cycles or
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 42 › water › financial-impact
  • Enhancing Health with Indoor Air - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...between the energy associated with heating, cooling and ventilating a space,...our filtration discussion but the effect can be tracked in real time by measuring
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 626 › enhancing-health-indoor-air
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...(formerly, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning...lighting options to meet their needs. An effective daylighting strategy appropriately
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  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - HVAC/Mechanical - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...Evaporative Ductless Heating and Cooling Ductless Heating and Cooling Furnaces...Furnaces Furnaces Heat Pumps, Air-Source Heat Pumps, Air-Source Heat Pumps, Geothermal
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 24 › hvacmechanical › 0
  • Mandates / Standards > HVAC - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...30% below the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning...to optimize the effect of microclimatic conditions for heating and cooling? Does
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 13 › hvac › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • Health and Wellness Crosswalk - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Environmental Policies and Procedures 6.2 Heat Island Mitigation 6.5 Idle Reduction 6...Environmental Policies and Procedures 6.2 Heat Island Mitigation 6.5 Idle Reduction 6
    https://sftool.gov › learn › crosswalk
  • Building Systems Upgrades - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...energy conservation measures. Cost-Effective Upgrades Tool When considering upgrading...light while avoiding the negative effects of glare Implement active daylighting
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 267 › building-systems-upgrades
  • LED Price Drop - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...They are now more lifecycle cost effective than fluorescents in every lighting...other means. Lamps Share Did You Know? Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 564 › led-price-drop
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...use electricity to heat coils around a container, or heat water into steam. Make
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2133 › soup-station
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...griddle uses heat elements under a metal surface to cook food. The heat elements
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2136 › grill-griddle
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...tinted glass may be used to reduce solar heat gain. Multiple colors are available...be applied to glazing which reduces heat gain without sacrificing views for occupants
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2111 › glass---tinted-colored-fritted
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions... The lights turn on when motion or heat is detected in the space and they turn...set amount of time in the absence of heat or motion. Tips O+M Tips Controls need
    https://sftool.gov › material › 1993 › occupant-sensor
  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - Lube, Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, & Grease - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...Lubricants Greases Greases Heat Transfer Fluids Heat Transfer Fluids Hydraulic
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 7 › lube-oil-hydraulic-fluid-grease › 0
  • Mandates / Standards > Water - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...into combined projects as a cost-effective strategy to reduce overall energy...implementation and metering of water heating equipment for energy efficiency measures
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 22 › water › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • Building Selection - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...ventilation provision separated from heating and cooling? Understand the level...into the floorplate, and how glare and heat gain are controlled. If there are building
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 633 › building-selection
  • The Workplace Environment as a Catalyst for Social Change - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...lighting options to meet their needs. An effective daylighting strategy appropriately...Social Change Share Did You Know? Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 142 › workplace-environment-catalyst-social-change
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...buildings as they resist the transfer of heat poorly and have an insulating value
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2008 › glass---single-pane
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...flow allowing for the minimization of heat gain and glare.
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2148 › skylights-solar-tubes
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...that is used by cafeteria staff to heat or cook food items. Equipment may include
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2132 › hot-order-food
  • Materials & Resources - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...emitting diodes (LEDs) as a cost-effective alternative to CFLs. EPA | Compact...water heaters, battery chargers, and heating and cooling products. For buildings
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 43 › materials-resources

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