Resources

Global Cool Cities Alliance

The Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) is a non-profit dedicated to advancing policies and actions that increase the solar reflectance of our buildings and pavements as a low-cost way to promote cool buildings, cool cities, and, most importantly, to mitigate the effects of climate change through global cooling.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building Envelope and Urban Systems Research Group

The Building Envelope and Urban Systems Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a program within the Energy and Transportation Science Division (ETSD), the premier U.S. research facility devoted to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings.

U.S. Department of Energy's Cool Roofs Project

The DoE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) runs a Building Technologies Program, which features an ongoing research and development project on cool roofs.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Heat Island Program

The EPA's Heat Island Program offers resources for learning about the urban heat island effect, including local heat island awareness, heat island impacts, and mitigation strategies.