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heat island

n.
An area, such as a city or industrial site, that has consistently higher temperatures than surrounding areas, as because of lack of vegetation, the low albedo of roofing materials and asphalt, and the production of waste heat by vehicles or buildings.
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Along with companion practices, EPA notes, they decrease pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems; increase economic activity, neighborhood revitalization, job creation and open space; and, reduce local water infrastructure burden, urban heat island effect and energy consumption.
The building takes advantage of natural light and uses technological devices that reduce energy consumption by more than 44 percent; 30 percent of the first-floor surface is green space, reducing the heat island effect in the area.
Whereas, elsewhere in the city the same temperature reached approximately 50 degree because of "Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.
Among the causes of urban heat island occurrence is the lack of vegetation and high absorption of solar radiation on the surface of the city [1].
The benefit of these trees include a cleaner environment, a reduction in the heat island effect, reduced costs associated with storm water runoff, water quality and energy used for heating and cooling, and reduced expenditures on mental and physical health.
The tool features new credits to deal with significant and emerging sustainability challenges, including the urban heat island effect, sustainable transport and lifecycle analysis.
Urban Heat Island effect is getting more prevalent due to rampant urbanisation.
Dan Goldberg of Chromaflo Technologies Corporation discussed the concerns over the heat island effect in large cities and the need to reduce energy consumption.
The temperature analysis produced at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is compiled from weather data from more than 1,000 meteorological stations around the world, satellite observations of sea-surface temperature, and Antarctic research station measurements, taking into account station history and urban heat island effects.
Minimized Heat Island Effects - Highly reflective roofing materials were installed to reduce heat island effects and increase the efficiency of the HVAC systems.
For the majority of the world, the heat island effect is most pronounced on winter nights.