Continuing Education

Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect: Strategies for Lowering Your Energy Bills

1.5 Hours CE Auto Reporting No Expiration


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This course is intended for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of heat island reduction. We’ll explore the physics of heat transfer, the causes of the heat island effect, and how it can be quantified. We’ll also look at a number of mitigation strategies and approaches. We’ll discuss how the local climate affects it and how public policy can influence it. Finally, we’ll look at ways that your mitigation strategies can help your project earn points toward LEED certification.

Learning Objectives

  • List the principal factors that influence the heat island effect
  • Describe four strategies for mitigating the heat island effect
  • List three ways that governments are addressing the heat island effect
  • Describe the LEED credits for heat island mitigation
  • Identify synergies between heat island mitigation strategies and other LEED credits