Unlock the Benefits of Cool Surfaces
Choosing a cool surface could help generate hundreds of millions of dollars, save lives, and make your town a nicer place. Use this interactive feature to explore the problems attributed to excess urban heat, and see how cool surfaces can help.
The One Million Cool Roofs Challenge
A first-of-its-kind, $2 million USD initiative to accelerate the transformation to cool surface in places that need it most.
Cool Cities Are Sustainable Cities
Global Cool Cities Alliance helps cities, countries, and others cost-effectively save energy, improve health and quality of life, and combat climate change by reducing excess urban heat.
Cities taking action to reduce excess heat.
The Cool Cities Network is a partnership with C40 to connect cities and experts to understand, communicate about, and reduce excess urban heat.
Explore the Toolkit
The Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit is an online resource to help cities, regions, organizations and building owners develop and deploy successful cool surface initiatives.
Addressing Climate Change with Cool Surfaces
Switching to cool roofs cancels the warming effect of 500 coal power plants worth of GHG emissions.Learn more about the science.