Call for presentations for Cool Building Solutions for a Warming World workshop

April 26, 2019

The Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is collaborating with the broader urban heat island (UHI) countermeasures community to identify and assess UHI countermeasures (e.g., high-reflectance surfaces, wet surfaces, shading) and other passive building energy efficiency strategies (e.g., increased thermal mass or ventilation) that help individuals and cities adapt to extreme heat events. 

Berkeley Lab convened the international working group of researchers and implementors in 2018 to 

  • understand the current state of science and implementation
  • establish a set of standards for data collection
  • connect members to foster collaboration

Berkeley Lab will host the first in-person meeting of the working group in Berkeley, California on 22 - 23 July 2019. To learn more, please visit: 

Registration is simple; just complete this online form. Registration will close on 19 June 2019. 

Call for presentation abstracts

One of the primary objectives of the workshop is to understand the current state of research and implementation. Therefore, we invite interested workshop participants to prepare brief presentations to share their research and projects with the group.
We have reserved substantial time for presentations during the workshop. Each presenter will be given 10 minutes. Additional time will be allocated for Q/A. We encourage presentations related to both research activities and implementation activities. We also invite participants to share overview presentations that summarize multiple efforts and activities.

To help us plan and coordinate the presentations, we ask everyone interested to complete the online form ( by 15 May. The final presentations will need to be submitted by 12 July 2019.

Participants can submit more than one presentation, especially if presenting on behalf of a team.