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,and Andrea Denny provided editorial support. Numerous EPA sta inoces throughout the Agency contributed content and provided reviews.Subject area experts rom other organizations around the United States andCanada 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.PositvEnergy provided support in preparing the Trees and Vegetation, CoolRoos, and UHI Activities chapters under contract PO #2W-0361-SATX.Experts who helped shape this chapter include:Ryan Bell, David Cole, Ben DeAngelo, Lynn Desaultes, Ed Dickerho, Maury Estes, Gordon Heisler, David Hitchcock, Kim Klunich, Cheryl Kollin, MeganLewis, Julie Magee, Greg McPherson, Dave Nowak, Philip Rodbell, JoyceRosenthal, Misha Sarkovich, Kathy Wol, Jim Yarbrough, and Barry Zalph.