Recent News & Events

Berkeley Lab researchers showcase cool pavement technologies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

On those sweltering summer days—when it's too hot to play at the playground, when it seems like you could fry an egg on the pavement, when your car feels like an oven after a couple hours parked at the mall—it's not just the beating sun that's driving

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

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Heat Island Group hosts technical seminar on reflective pavements

Sunday, June 17, 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 LBNL on Tuesday June 19, 2012.

Heat Island Group intalls Cool Pavement Showcase in Bevatron parking lot

Wednesday, June 13, 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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Global news agency AFP interviewed Dr.

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

Wednesday, April 11, 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.

GCCA unveils its new Cool Roofs and Pavements Toolkit

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) has launched a Cool Roofs and Pavements Toolkit to help cities, regi

Cool Roofs and Global Cooling: A Response to Jacobsen and Ten Hoeve (2011)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A recent Journal of Climate paper by Stanford's Mark Jacobson and John Ten Hoeve (2011) on urban heat islands and cool roofs is a useful contribution to the literature.

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702 ABC Sydney radio interviews Ronnen Levinson about Heat Island Group's cool cars study

Saturday, November 5, 2011

702 ABC Sydney Mornings Presenter Deborah Cameron interviews Ronnen Levinson about the Heat Island Group's

Heat Island Group's cool cars study reported in Israeli energy newsletter

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Alex Doron, former science & technology editor of the Israeli daily newspaper Maariv, writes about the Heat