COOL ROOFS CAN HELP SHIELD CALIFORNIA'S CITIES AGAINST HEAT WAVES
New Berkeley Lab study finds that in reducing air temperatures, cool roofs could protect urbanites from heat waves. Read the full news release here.
CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT? 'COOL WALLS' CAN REDUCE ENERGY COSTS, POLLUTION
A study by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory modeled several different types and ages of homes, retail stores, and office buildings in cities across California and the U.S., and found that in many places sunlight-reflecting “cool” exterior walls can save as much or more energy than sunlight-reflecting cool roofs. Read the press release here.
"HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU? COOLING THE WORSENING URBAN HEAT ISLAND." SCIENCE FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
Join Science Friday host and executive producer, Ira Flatow, as he discusses urban heat islands with Ronnen Levinson of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Kurt Shickman of the Global Cool Cities Alliance. Listen to the full episode here.