Doors and windows can be oriented to minimize solar heat gain and increase ventilation.
Update design guidelines to orient doors and windows to minimize solar heat gain (e.g. north-south orientation to minimize sun exposure and windows oriented toward prevailing winds for ventilation).
Considerations for Use
This is only applicable to new developments.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:MandateMandates are government regulations that require stakeholders to meet standards through building codes, ordinances, zoning policies, or other regulatory tools.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.Introducing new or updated zoning/codesIncludes codes, zoning requirements or by-laws pertaining to urban planning and building construction activity.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Target Beneficiaries:Property owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Decrease in surface temperature, Energy savings
Intervention Scale:Building, Site
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Private developers
Funding Sources:Private investment, Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Save on utilities