Heat island effect / Guides

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green roof installation...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...heating as well as cooling. Intensive green roof (with garden): Pros: It blocks UV rays and reduces the heat island effect, offers good acoustic and thermal...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...heating and cooling • green roofs to moderate indoor temperatures and mitigate the heat-island effect • interior design and the use of thermal mass to facil...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...heat island effect: Temperatures in dense urban areas can be several degrees higher than nearby green spaces due largely to heat being absorbed and released b...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...heating through water-to-water heat pumps and bottom up radiant floor slabs, and geothermal cooling through water-to-air heat pumps, fan coil unit, top down sup...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Island BC Passive House interior kitchen design Vancouver Island BC Passive House Floorplans Vancouver Island ...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...heat flows. Thermal mass stores heat energy and provides a buffering effect. For example, a roof insulated with stone wool takes longer to heat up when exposed ...