I am wirting to enquire about a project wich I am carryng out.
The doubt is about the credit (SSc5) "Heat Island reduction".
To achieve this credit we will choose the Option 1 that requires to verify the following equation:
Area of nonroof measures/0,5 + Area of high reflectance roof/0,75 + Vegetated roof/0,75 >/= Total site paving area + Total roof area
- Area of nonroof measures: we understand that these are strategies outside of the roof area.
- Area of high reflectance roof: these are all the roof materials that achieve a SRI higher than the table indicates.
- Area of vegetated roof: the vegetal roof.
- Total site paving area: paved area.
-Total roof area: it is assumed that for get this area must be discounted the m2 that involve solar panels and mechanical equipments: then, we discounted the m2 that correspond to the solar panels, but we have a doubt about the mechanical equipment room.
This mechanical equipment room doesnt have a common cover, it just has metalic slats that are open, so more than a cover its just a shadow element.
Thus, I don't know If I have to count this as a high reflectant area, cause its slats, or as a mechanical equipment room at the roof an discount it to the total roof area indeed.
I will we very thankfull if you can help me.
Looking forward an answer.
Thank you in advance.