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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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  • Mandates / Standards > Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...energy and water meters where cost-effective and appropriate. Relation to Submetering:...Submetering: energy meters, cost effectiveness Energy Independence and Security
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 90 › submetering › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • System Bundling > IEQ - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...in the space during the winter, when heat from the sun is needed, and block higher-angled...financial cost upfront. Optimizing the effectiveness of the custodial staff, who represent
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 33 › ieq › system-bundling
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Description Deep Fryers require energy to heat oil to high temperatures. They also
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2134 › deep-fryer
  • Slide 1

    ...new sustainable, secure, and cost-effective United States Courthouse in Los Angeles...harvesting and views, while reducing solar heat gain by 47 percent. The facility incorporates
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › LA Courthouse - D Allen GSA - ISWG 180517.pdf
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...coating and fused together using high heat and pressure. The name Formica is often
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2053 › laminate
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...flow allowing for the minimization of heat gain and glare. Tips O+M Tips Use cleaning
    https://sftool.gov › material › 2016 › skylights-solar-tubes
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...systems, which are the primary source of heating incoming cold water supply. Cold Water...systems, which are the primary source of heating incoming cold water supply. DHW Generation
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Hot Water Temperature Maintenance Efficiency Opportunities.pdf
  • System Bundling > Lighting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...in the space during the winter, when heat from the sun is needed, and block higher-angled...controlled electric lighting to create an effective and properly illuminated indoor environment
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 4 › lighting › system-bundling
  • Indoor Air Quality - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...high efficiency MERV filters in the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 66 › indoor-air-quality
  • Slide 1

    ...portfolio Approach Identify most effective GEB strategies for GSA to save on...tube retrofit X Heating and Cooling Electric resistance heating staging X X Zone
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › 4 - Sandler-Hydras GEB talk for ISWG 12-5-19 v5.pdf
  • Slide 1

    Appraisal Foundation Improving Effectiveness of Federal Incentives Federal Leadership...chilled-water plants Use of free cooling Heat recovery On-site generation Including
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 6 Steve Keppler - Better Buildings Challenge Data Centers.pdf
  • Cafeteria - Details View - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...coffee machine that does not continually heat water duing nonbusiness hours. Offer...can be employed to minimize glare and heat gain. Click Design Guidance to View
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-workspace › 88 › cafeteria
  • A new era for green building codes

    ...to reduce landscape impact, urban heat island, light pollution and storm water
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › Persily-Walls 189_IgCC to ISWG 1-25-18.pdf
  • N232

    Exterior and interior shades reduce solar heat gain m at er ia ls Reuse Emphasized...year round  Energy efficient heat exchangers heat water for wall mounted radiators
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › NASA Ames Sustainability Base_SDianati Nov 2012.pdf
  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - Low-emissivity (low-e) Window Film - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...08/26/23 Low-e film blocks direct solar heat to reduce summer cooling demand, and
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 1 › construction-materials › 1756 › low-emissivity-low-e-window-film › 0
  • Resources > HVAC - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...immediately! Your choice of fuels for heating also has a tremendous impact on energy
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 44 › hvac › resources-impact
  • Advanced energy star® training

    Requires Energy Star® label OR cost effective, energy efficiency upgrades 6 Multiple...Cost Savgs. Ceilings Insulation Heating + AC Ventilation Recycling IAQ
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › Green Leasing - AKosmides Mar2013.pdf
  • ESPC ENABLE PROGRAM

    ...ice machine, clothes washer, etc. Heating/Cooling system improvements (cooling...units / Electric Baseboard heat Split AC/Furnace Heat Pumps Packaged Terminal
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › ISWG.ESPC ENABLE Jan 21 2016_final.pdf
  • CBECS 2012 Results: Consumption and End Uses

    Electricity Natural gas Fuel oil District heat quadrillion Btu Electricity share is...Natural gas District heat Fuel oil Fuel oil 0.1 Quads District heat 0.3 Quads Natural
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › 3 - CBECS Update for ISWG - May 2016.pdf
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...and operating energy environmental effects of 3 GSA buildings in Baltimore ...impact of embodied and operational effects (i.e. determine external cost of pollution)
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Sustainable Building Study Using Whole-System and Life-Cycle Thinking - JParisi, Nov. 2012.pdf

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