Recent News & Events

The Heat Island Group puts research into action with Cool Pavement Showcase

Sunday, January 27, 2013

HIG Research Assistant Ben Mandel discusses Berkeley Lab's cool pavement efforts, including Berkeley Lab's very own Cool Pavement Showcase.

Heat Island Group researchers contribute to passage of California's AB 296 for cool pavements

Monday, October 15, 2012

California has completed the highest number of goals to prepare for climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind 50-state tracking tool unveiled Thursday. California has been a leader, achieving 48 or 14% of its 345 self-described climate goals,

Heat Island Group shares cool science with public at LBNL Open House

Friday, October 12, 2012

On October 13, Berkeley Lab welcomed more than 7000 visitors to explore the science and research conducted each day at LBNL. The Heat Island Group interacted with the general public, informing them about the basics of "cool science" (how reflective

Berkeley Lab researchers showcase cool pavement technologies

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Heat Island Group has converted a portion of a new temporary parking lot at Berkeley Lab into a cool pavement exhibit that will also allow them to evaluate the products over time. The parking lot provides an opportunity to feature cool pavement

Heat Island Group helps bring cool science to sixth graders through "Cool Your School" program

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Cool Your School" is a series of 6th-grade, classroom-based, science activities rooted in Berkeley Lab's cool surface and cool materials research and aligned with California content standards for science education. The activities are designed to build

Heat Island Group hosts technical seminar on reflective pavements

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborartory, in partnership with Graniterock, hosted a free seminar titled "The Benefits of Reflective Pavements" at Berkeley Lab on Tuesday June 19, 2012. The event featured presentations by leading

Heat Island Group intalls Cool Pavement Showcase in Bevatron parking lot

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Heat Island Group, in partnership with the Facilities Division, has launched an exhibit of “cool” pavement technologies in the newly-opened Bevatron parking lot, unveiling four solar-reflective coatings donated by Emerald Cities Cool Pavement.

Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld featured in AFP report on cool roofs

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Global news agency AFP interviewed Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld, Scientist Emeritus with the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in video report titled "White roofs, cool city."

Berkeley Lab chosen to lead U.S.-India Clean Energy Research Center

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been selected to lead a new joint U.S.-India research center focusing on energy efficiency technologies for buildings. It is one of three consortia that will make up the U.S.-India Joint Clean

GCCA unveils its new Cool Roofs and Pavements Toolkit

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

bal Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) has launched a Cool Roofs and Pavements Toolkit to help cities, regions, organizations, and building owners develop and deploy successful cool surface initiatives.