Heat Island Effect - SSc7

Intent To reduce heat islands and minimize the impacts on microclimates and human and wildlife habitat

Requirements Non-Roof - Place at least 50% of parking spaces under cover (underground, under deck, under roof, under a building). Any roof used to shade or cover parking must have an Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of at least 29, be a vegetated green roof, or be covered by solar panels that produce energy used to offset some non-renewable resource use

Roof - For a minimum of 75% of the roof surface, use roofing materials with an SRI equal to or greater than a) 78 for a low-sloped roof (slope <=2:12), or b) 29 for a steep-sloped roof (slope >2:12)

The intent and requirements described on this webpage are paraphrased from the copyrighted works of the USGBC "LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System November 2008", and, the CAGBC "LEED Rating System & Addendum for New Construction and Major Renovations LEED Canada-NC version 1.0 December 2004", and are presented here strictly for informational purposes and are not intended to supplant or be used in place of the original copyrighted works.