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 Oce 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 oces throughout the Agency contributed content andprovided reviews. Subject area experts rom other organizations around theUnited States and Canada also committed their time to provide technicaleedback.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 drat 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.