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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. And environmentalists are looking at the

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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.

She suffers from

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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), about the benefits of cool pavements and LBNL's work to promote cool schoolyards.

Valley air officials aim to cool down decades-old smog problem

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In sweltering September 2011, Fresno could have used more trees. Temperatures climbed, winds died and lung-searing ozone spiked the season's highest readings on three days.

Worse yet, all three peaks broke the one-hour federal ozone standard

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Durability + Design webinar on cool pavements features Heat Island Group researchers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It is now common to hear about record high temperatures across U.S. cities. Cities are especially susceptible to extreme heat owing to a phenomenon known as the "urban heat island effect." As this effect attracts increased attention and research, new

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Green Parking Council webinar explores cool pavements for more sustainable parking lots

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Green Parking Council held a webinar on cool pavements as a sustainability measure for parking lots. The webinar featured a presentation on cool pavements by Heat Island Group researchers Haley Gilbert and Ben Mandel. View the recorded webinar

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The Weather Channel interviews Heat Island Group researchers on cool pavements as a heat island mitigation strategy

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On Friday, June 21, Heat Island Group researchers George Ban-Weiss and Ben Mandel appeared on the Weather Channel to discuss Berkeley Lab's efforts to demonstrate the heat island mitigation and air quality benefits of cool pavements.

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Register for the 2013 AIVC Joint Conference in Athens, Greece (25-26 September 2013)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The 34th AIVC Conference, titled "Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials," will take place 25-26 September 2013 in Athens, Greece. This Joint

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Heat Island Group scientists explain urban heat island effect and cool roofs

Monday, May 27, 2013

As a part of Berkeley Lab's ongoing Science Video Glossary, scientists from the Heat Island Group discuss the team's research.

Watch Project Scientist George Ban-Weiss explain the causes and effects of the urban heat island effect, as well as

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Heat Island Group's Art Rosenfeld highlighted in Reuters feature on white roofs

Monday, April 15, 2013

(Reuters) - Converting the world's roofs from dark colours to reflective white would cancel the warming effect of 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year for the lifetime of the roof, according to former California Energy Commissioner Arthur

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