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

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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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Pomerantz, Melvin; Akbari, Hashem & Harvey, John T. June 1, 2000.

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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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  • ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/20/2000--08/25/2000

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  • Report No.: LBNL--45370
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 789110
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Pomerantz, Melvin; Akbari, Hashem & Harvey, John T. Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination, article, June 1, 2000; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc717174/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.