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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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  • Systems Thinking - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...to consider interdependence and the effects and outcomes of planning and design...mitigate the urban heat island effect. A successful and cost effective planted roof
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 250 › systems-thinking
  • Mandates / Standards > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...encourage the use of life-cycle cost-effective renewable electric energy projects...can help mitigate the urban heat island effect. Because of this, fitting an
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 80 › planted-roof › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • Building Water Use - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...fittings, appliances and equipment for heating and cooling the building. For outdoor...equipment which uses water to absorb heat from air-conditioning systems and regulate
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 45 › building-water
  • Human Behavior > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...Other Pollinators). The clustering effect of planted roofs provide significantly...significantly stronger impacts to heat island reductions and improvements in ambient
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 83 › planted-roof › human-impact
  • Sustainable Sites - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...erosion, light pollution, the heat island effect and construction-related pollution...white roofs, in order to prevent Heat Island Effect. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Vehicles
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 46 › sustainable-sites
  • Sustainability Topics - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Make Effective Decisions...erosion, light pollution, the heat island effect and construction-related pollution...implementation, acceptance, and effectiveness of facility sustainability efforts
    https://sftool.gov › learn › 1 › sustainability-topics
  • A Temperature and Seasonal Energy Analysis of Green, White and Dark Roofs

    ... 5 Surface Energy Balance and Roof Heat Flows ............................................... 7 Long Island City Urban Heat Island Strength .............
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Columbia_A_Temperature_ and_Seasonal_Energy_Analysis.pdf
  • Living Architecture: Green Roofs for Public Buildings

    ............................... 7 A. Effects of Climate Change ........................... 7 1. Temperature and Heat Islands ...............................
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Living_Architecture_Green_Roofs_for_Public_Buildings.pdf
  • Biophilia and Design - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...also support imaginative play more effectively than most built structures because...and easy to grasp.” We could more effectively use the principles of rhyming in
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 580 › biophilia-design
  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - Heat-Set Ink - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Products View products in this category Heat-Set Ink Product Details Details Legal...Specialty Inks Toner Ink Toner Ink Heat-Set Ink Last Updated: 02/08/24 Inks
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 13 › contracted-printing-products › 1640 › heat-set-ink › 0
  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - Heat Pumps, Geothermal or Ground-Source - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Products View products in this category Heat Pumps, Geothermal or Ground-Source Product...Evaporative Ductless Heating and Cooling Ductless Heating and Cooling Furnaces
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 24 › hvacmechanical › 112 › heat-pumps-geothermal-ground-source › 0
  • Green Procurement - Federal Requirements - Non-Mechanical Heat Transfer Systems - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...products in this category Non-Mechanical Heat Transfer Systems Product Details Details...Evaporative Ductless Heating and Cooling Ductless Heating and Cooling Furnaces
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › green-products › 24 › hvacmechanical › 126 › non-mechanical-heat-transfer-systems › 0
  • Resources > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...provides building insulation, retains heat, and reduces energy loads, while also...), a planted roof transfers excess heat through its membrane, media, and plants
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 82 › planted-roof › resources-impact
  • recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf

    ...sustainable outcomes that minimize adverse effects to those resources. c. Engage users...materials use, waste, and negative effects on the landscape that can occur through
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf
  • 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
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 1 › indoor-environmental-quality-ieq
  • 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
  • Building Decarbonization - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...climate change by reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases or removing carbon dioxide...atmosphere.1 Greenhouse gases (GHGs) trap heat in the atmosphere. They include Carbon
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 657 › building-decarbonization
  • 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

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