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Title: Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination

Abstract

City streets are usually paved with asphalt concrete because this material gives good service and is relatively inexpensive to construct and maintain. We show that making asphalt pavements cooler, by increasing their reflection of sunlight, may lead to longer lifetime of the pavement, lower initial costs of the asphalt binder, and savings on street lighting and signs. Excessive glare due to the whiter surface is not likely to be a problem.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency (US)
OSTI Identifier:
789110
Report Number(s):
LBNL-45370
R&D Project: 43BP01; TRN: AH200137%%321
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/20/2000--08/25/2000; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ASPHALTS; CONCRETES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HEAT EXCHANGERS; ILLUMINANCE; SERVICE LIFE; PAVEMENTS; REFLECTIVE COATINGS; ROADS; URBAN AREAS; COOL MATERIALS NET SAVINGS HEAT ISLANDS PUBLIC POLICY COOL PAVEMENTS ILLUMINATION NON-ENERGY BENEFITS

Citation Formats

Pomerantz, Melvin, Akbari, Hashem, and Harvey, John T. Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Pomerantz, Melvin, Akbari, Hashem, & Harvey, John T. Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination. United States.
Pomerantz, Melvin, Akbari, Hashem, and Harvey, John T. Thu . "Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/789110.
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author = {Pomerantz, Melvin and Akbari, Hashem and Harvey, John T.},
abstractNote = {City streets are usually paved with asphalt concrete because this material gives good service and is relatively inexpensive to construct and maintain. We show that making asphalt pavements cooler, by increasing their reflection of sunlight, may lead to longer lifetime of the pavement, lower initial costs of the asphalt binder, and savings on street lighting and signs. Excessive glare due to the whiter surface is not likely to be a problem.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
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