Recent News & Events

Heat Island Group researcher Rosado takes 2nd place in Big Ideas@Berkeley competition

Monday, May 12, 2014

BERKELEY — Every year, thousands of students come to Berkeley with vague ambitions to change the world.

Early bird registration now open for the International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC)

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has opened early bird registration for the International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC). The IRCC will take place at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on July 14-17, 2014.

Heat Island Group's Mandel responds to EPDM Roofing Association's critical analysis of research

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In light of recent criticism of a study authored by several H

New Heat Island Group research compares economics of white, green, and black flat roofs in the United States

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Looking strictly at the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types—black, white and "green" (or vegetated)—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers have found in a

The Heat Island Group begins the year with two new publications

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Two new papers to be published in early 2014 showcase recent Heat Island Group research efforts to improve the measurement and prediction of roofing albedo.

Cooling Los Angeles, from the roof down (A|N blog)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What's the coolest place in Los Angeles? It may be right over your head.

IEA's Technology Roadmap for Energy Efficient Building Envelopes features cool roofing

Monday, December 16, 2013


Heat Island Group scientist Ronnen Levinson quoted in Ensia article on cool roofs

Saturday, December 14, 2013

See below for a link to "Cool Roofs Rising" from Ensia, an online magazine from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.

Submit your abstract for the 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI) in Venice, Italy - deadline: January 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In October 2014, the Heat Island Group will be hosting the 3rd International Conference on Countermeasur

Global Cool Cities Alliance's Shickman discusses cool roofs in Baltimore on NPR's "Midday" show

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

According to the latest Abell Foundation report, cool roofs are becoming the hot new trend in sustainable architecture nationwide. These roofs are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and limit heat absorption.