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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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  • O&M > Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...as reducing unnecessary lighting, heating loads, optimizing equipment schedules...portfolios, perform life cycle cost effective energy management projects, and monitor
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 95 › submetering › o-m-impact
  • Resources > Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...comparison to identify the most cost effective rate structure Reduces customer service...environmental quality factors including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 92 › submetering › resources-impact
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    Moving (Back) to Liquid Cooling As heat densities rise, liquid solutions become...become more attractive Volumetric heat capacity comparison: ~ 190,000 cubic
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 3 - ISWG_DataCenterLiquidCooling_03072019 final draft 030419.pdf
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Green Procurement Compilation - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Federal government to promote cost-effective and sustainable acquisition during...commercial and residential building heating, ventilation, and cooling. Products
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  • Green Procurement Compilation - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Federal government to promote cost-effective and sustainable acquisition during...commercial and residential building heating, ventilation, and cooling. Products
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › federal
  • 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
  • Green Procurement Compilation - About - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...categories, a checklist for writing effective solicitations, and model contract...heaters, boilers, and light commercial heating and cooling equipment. In addition
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › about
  • 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
  • Climate Risk Management - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...responses spanning from flooding, extreme heat, wildfire and sustained drought in Federal...assets are located. For example: Extreme heat Extreme precipitation Drought Sea level
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 430 › climate-risk-management

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