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Cool Resources for Cool Cities

Posted by karen-smith-murphy on October 10, 2014

This is just a quick reminder that we’ve put together a great resources page here on our ToolKit, and we hope you’ll explore it a little to see what else is available on reflective surfaces.  Meanwhile, here are a few of the highlights…

Our guide on cool roofs and pavements is a must-read for anyone interested in bringing down urban heat in their city.  We also have a handy implementation guide to help city administrators put these great ideas into practice.

A Practical Guide to Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements

Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit – An Implementation Guide for Cities

The Cool Roofs Ratings Council has put together a comprehensive database of city codes, rebates and incentive programs..

Cool Roofs Ratings Council – Codes, Rebates and Incentive Programs

You can also use this handy cool roofs ratings calculator from the US Department of Energy, in calculating heating and cooling efficiencies.

DOE Cool Roof Calculator

The Heat Island Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has put together a handy interactive map that helps determine the solar reflectance of individual roofs in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

LBNL Interactive Solar Reflectance Maps

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