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Reducing the urban heat island effect

BNQ 3019-190 Guidelines
Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect – Parking Lot Development – Design Guide

Concern among residents and municipal authorities over urban heat islands is growing. These heat islands, which chiefly form in urban parking lots, pose a genuine public health risk. Accordingly, the BNQ 3019-190 guidelines suggest a series of practical steps for developing parking lots in ways that minimize the creation of urban heat islands.

Basically, the standard suggests methods to:

  • Diminish the surface area used for parking lots (including the number and size of individual parking spaces);
  • Re-vegetate parking lots and their surroundings by preserving existing green spaces and creating new areas of greenery;
  • Manage storm-water on site by infiltration and by building storm-water catchment zones;
  • Use materials with a high solar reflective index (SRI) or highly permeable materials.

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12688FRNBNQ 3019-190 Lutte aux ilots de chaleur urbains - Aménagement des aires de stationnement - Guide à l'intention des concepteurs
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Standards Committee Members

Number of committee members: 14
Mr. Yves BaudouinUniversité du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ms. Marie-Hélène Binet-VandalVille de Montréal
Mr. Guy BouletQuébec Multiplants
Ms. Danielle DagenaisUniversité de Montréal,
Mr. Michel DuchesneMinistère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMROT)
Mr. Musandji FuambaÉcole polytechnique de Montréal
Ms. Mélissa GiguèreInstitut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Mr. Bruno GodinSociété Parc-Auto du Québec (SPAQ)
Mr. Guy LalibertéAssociation des paysagistes professionnels du Québec
Ms. Caroline LarrivéeOuranos
Mr. Sébastien LebelVille de Québec
Mr. Bob LussierAménagement côté jardin (membre APPQ)
Ms. Marie-Bernard PasquierAssociation des architectes paysagistes du Québec
Mr. Guy RoyRoche ltée, groupe-conseil (Urbanex)

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