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the absorption of heat by hardscape, such as dark, nonreflective pavement and buildings, and its radiation to surrounding areas. Other sources may include vehicle exhaust, air-conditioners, and street equipment. Reduced airflow because of tall buildings and narrow streets exacerbate the effect.

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/search/heat%20island%20effect

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