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  • Main Title Paving materials for heat island mitigation


  • Author: Pomerantz, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Akbari, H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Chen, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Taha, H.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Author: Rosenfeld, A. H.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  • Sponsor: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California


  • Creation: 1997-11


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 25 p.


  • Keyword: Reflective Coatings
  • Keyword: Energy Conservation
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Air Pollution Abatement
  • Keyword: Cooling Load
  • Keyword: Pavements
  • Keyword: Roads


  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98054165
  • Report No.: LBL--38074
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/291033
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291033
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682635


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98054165