Difference between revisions of "How to avoid the heat island effect"

From Appropedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(link sections)
Line 1: Line 1:
Keys to avoiding/mitigating '''[[urban heat islands]]''':
+
Keys to avoiding/mitigating '''urban heat islands''':
 
* Keep roofs a lighter color (building codes, paint? Need an [[environmental impact assessment]] to compare painting with leaving as is.{{sp}})
 
* Keep roofs a lighter color (building codes, paint? Need an [[environmental impact assessment]] to compare painting with leaving as is.{{sp}})
 
* Keep roads a lighter color - choosing a lighter color of bitumen or concrete (provided it's not so bright that it causes excessive glare for drivers).
 
* Keep roads a lighter color - choosing a lighter color of bitumen or concrete (provided it's not so bright that it causes excessive glare for drivers).
Line 6: Line 6:
 
* [[Green roofs]] - provided the extra weight doesn't mean excessive [[embedded energy]].
 
* [[Green roofs]] - provided the extra weight doesn't mean excessive [[embedded energy]].
 
* [[Green walls]]
 
* [[Green walls]]
 +
 +
 +
== See also ==
 +
 +
* [[Microclimate]]
 +
 +
== Interwiki links ==
 +
 +
* [[wikipedia:Urban heat island]]
 +
  
 
[[Category:Heating and cooling]]
 
[[Category:Heating and cooling]]
 
[[Category:Urban planning]]
 
[[Category:Urban planning]]
 
[[Category:Sustainable cities]]
 
[[Category:Sustainable cities]]

Revision as of 11:30, 7 June 2011

Keys to avoiding/mitigating urban heat islands:


See also

Interwiki links