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Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Cool Pavements

Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Cool Pavements

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Published by: Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club on Jul 17, 2010
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Reducing Urban Heat Islands:Compendium of Strategies
Cool Pavements
cOOl PAVeMeNts dRAFt 21
 
 
Acknowledgements
 Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies 
describes thecauses and impacts o summertime urban heat islands and promotesstrategies or lowering temperatures in U.S. communities. This compendium was developed by the Climate Protection Partnership Division in the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency’s Oce o Atmospheric Programs. Eva Wong managed its overall development. Kathleen Hogan, Julie Rosenberg,Neelam R. Patel, and Andrea Denny provided editorial support. NumerousEPA sta in oces throughout the Agency contributed content andprovided reviews. Subject area experts rom other organizations around theUnited States and Canada also committed their time to provide technicaleedback.Under contracts 68-W-02-029 and EP-C-06-003, Perrin Quarles Associates,Inc. provided technical and administrative support or the entirecompendium, and Eastern Research Group, Inc. provided graphics andproduction services.For the Cool Pavements chapter, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. providedsupport in preparing a June 2005 drat report on cool pavements under contract to EPA as part o EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Initiative.Experts who helped shape this chapter include: Bruce Ferguson, Kim Fisher, Jay Golden, Lisa Hair, Liv Haselbach, David Hitchcock, Kamil Kaloush, MelPomerantz, Nam Tran, and Don Waye.
 
Contents
1. How It Works..................................................................31.1 Solar Energy .............................................................51.2 Solar Reectance (Albedo)................................................51.3Thermal Emittance .......................................................61.4Permeability .............................................................81.5 Other Factors to Consider.................................................91.6Temperature Eects .....................................................102. Potential Cool Pavement Types ...............................................113. Benets and Costs............................................................233.1 Benets.................................................................233.2 Costs....................................................................253.3 Benet-Cost Considerations .............................................264. Cool Pavement Initiatives.....................................................265. Resources....................................................................30Endnotes.......................................................................31

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