Author Archives: Amy

Amy Dickie

GCCA at APWA

On November 6th, I gave a talk at the annual gathering of the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association. The talk was titled, “Keeping you Communities Cool: Tools for Reducing Urban Heat”. It started with an introduction to the growing problem of urban heat and the scientific fundamentals behind cool materials. Because  Read More…

Cool Roofs in the IgCC

The final action hearings for the 2015 International Green Construction Code were held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in early October.  GCCA Executive Director, Kurt Shickman and I attended the hearings to defend GCCA’s cool roof proposals and to fight to keep some anti-cool roof proposals out of the code. For the first time since GCCA  Read More…

Cities are Adding Cool Roofs to Their Codes

Over the last few years, cool roofs have begun to make their way into the building codes throughout the country. Cool roofs made its first appearance in building codes in California’s Title 24 in 2005, requiring initial solar reflectance (SR) of 0.70 and initial thermal emittance (TE) of 0.75 on low-sloped commercial buildings throughout the  Read More…