Recent News & Events

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 Heat Island Group researchers by the EPDM Roofing Associat

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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

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.

Hotter Summers Mean More Health Risks In Urban Heat Islands

Sunday, September 29, 2013

PORTLAND – On hot summer days, 74-year-old HelenRuth Stephens doesn't dare leave her apartment. Not to get the mail or take out the trash.

"You don't do it because you'll be breathless by the time you get back," she says.

Heat Island Group's Ben Mandel talks cool pavements on Australia's "Beyond Zero" radio show

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Heat Island Group's Ben Mandel spoke with Australian radio show Beyond Zero, hosted by Matt Grantham and co-hosted by Chris Jensen (University of Melbourne), ab