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Title: Paving materials for heat island mitigation

Abstract

This report summarizes paving materials suitable for urban streets, driveways, parking lots and walkways. The authors evaluate materials for their abilities to reflect sunlight, which will reduce their temperatures. This in turn reduces the excess air temperature of cities (the heat island effect). The report presents the compositions of the materials, their suitability for particular applications, and their approximate costs (in 1996). Both new and resurfacing are described. They conclude that, although light-colored materials may be more expensive than conventional black materials, a thin layer of light-colored pavement may produce energy savings and smog reductions whose long-term worth is greater than the extra cost.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
291033
Report Number(s):
LBL-38074
ON: DE98054165; TRN: AHC29901%%239
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ROADS; PAVEMENTS; REFLECTIVE COATINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; COOLING LOAD; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT

Citation Formats

Pomerantz, M, Akbari, H, Chen, A, Taha, H, and Rosenfeld, A H. Paving materials for heat island mitigation. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/291033.
Pomerantz, M, Akbari, H, Chen, A, Taha, H, & Rosenfeld, A H. Paving materials for heat island mitigation. United States. doi:10.2172/291033.
Pomerantz, M, Akbari, H, Chen, A, Taha, H, and Rosenfeld, A H. Sat . "Paving materials for heat island mitigation". United States. doi:10.2172/291033. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/291033.
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abstractNote = {This report summarizes paving materials suitable for urban streets, driveways, parking lots and walkways. The authors evaluate materials for their abilities to reflect sunlight, which will reduce their temperatures. This in turn reduces the excess air temperature of cities (the heat island effect). The report presents the compositions of the materials, their suitability for particular applications, and their approximate costs (in 1996). Both new and resurfacing are described. They conclude that, although light-colored materials may be more expensive than conventional black materials, a thin layer of light-colored pavement may produce energy savings and smog reductions whose long-term worth is greater than the extra cost.},
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