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Cool Pavements Explained in 2 Minutes

Posted by karen-smith-murphy on June 9, 2014

Dark surfaces absorb sunlight and heat. Reflective surfaces help bounce heat away from our
cities. What works with roofs works with roads and parking

Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Davis researchers explain
how cool pavements work to cool our cities and improve
the health of the people living in urban areas.  Take a look.


Decreased air temperature.
Increased air quality.
Improved public health.

They all add up to make life in the city more comfortable.

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