This is just a quick reminder that we’ve put together a great resources page here on our ToolKit, and we hope you’ll explore it a little to see what else is available on reflective surfaces. Meanwhile, here are a few of the highlights…
Our guide on cool roofs and pavements is a must-read for anyone interested in bringing down urban heat in their city. We also have a handy implementation guide to help city administrators put these great ideas into practice.
The Cool Roofs Ratings Council has put together a comprehensive database of city codes, rebates and incentive programs..
You can also use this handy cool roofs ratings calculator from the US Department of Energy, in calculating heating and cooling efficiencies.
The Heat Island Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has put together a handy interactive map that helps determine the solar reflectance of individual roofs in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.