Recent News & Events

Cool Colors for Cars Could Improve Fuel Economy, Reduce Emissions

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nearly all cars sold in California have air conditioners.

Two vehicles -- one black one silver, parked on the pavement and in the sun.

Daily Californian discusses global cooling benefits of reflective roofs

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Daily Californian documents ongoing work on the global cooling benefits of reflective roofs being conducted by Heat Island Group scientists Surabi Menon, Marc Fischer, and Francisco Salamanca.

Berkeley Lab project in India to measure impact of pollution on cool roofs

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LBNL researchers Surabi Menon and Marc Fischer lead a DOE-sponsored project to explore the effects of pollution on cool roof benefits in India.

Cool colors for cars could improve fuel economy, reduce emissions

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Berkeley Lab features a Heat Island Group study on the potential benefits of cool-colored car shells.

How Central Park cools the entire planet

Friday, September 16, 2011

Past work by Heat Island Group Postdoctoral Fellow George Ban-Weiss, describing how Central Park and other urban green spaces contribute to global cooling, has been featured on various platforms in recent weeks.

Scientists From Around the World Attend Berkeley Workshop on Cool Roof Research

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Researchers, government agencies, and roofing manufacturers from around the world gathered in Berkeley last month (July 28-29, 2011) to discuss the latest research on cool roofs.

Cool Roof members smile for a group photo

Cool Roofs Appear in Doonesbury; EETD Staff Corrects the Science

Thursday, August 11, 2011

If you read the Doonesbury comic strip on Sunday, August 7, you might have seen Michael Doonesbury and Bernie discussing c

Graphic graph showing the heat lost and gained by different land environments

White roofs star in "Doonesbury" on August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Click here to read the "Doonesbury" comic that is all about white roofs.

International Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The International Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research is a two day workshop that is focused on the specific protocols, standards, & policies for accelerated aging.

New Heat Island Group study investigates regional variations in cool roof efficacy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Heat Island Group researchers Dev Millstein and Surabi Menon publish a paper on the increasing prominence of cool roofs and photovoltaic arrays, as well as their effects on regional climate.