Heat Island Effect
Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, January 2006
You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
- Sustainable South Bronx
- National Research Council Green Roof Research
- Urban Surface Modification as a Potential Ozone AQ Improvement Strategy in CA
- De-brief of the December 6-7, 2005, Cooling our Communities Workshop in Tucson, AZ
Presentation by Rob Crauderueff
South Bronx:A Community-based Approach to Mitigating New
York Citys Urban Heat Island Effect (PDF)
(15 pp, 1,534KB)
Rob Crauderueff provided an overview of the Sustainable South Bronx's heat island efforts, with a focus on their roofing projects. See:http://www.ssbx.org/ for background information.
Presentation by Dr. Karen Liu, Research Officer with the National Research Council, Institute for Research in Construction Building Envelope and Structure Program.
Dr. Karen Liu provided highlights of her analysis of the thermal properties of green roofs. Please download a copy of her presentation at http://www.shef.ac.uk/landscape/greenroof/pdf/karenliu.pdf (PDF) (26 pp, 616K).
Presentation by Dr. Haider Taha of AltoStratus
Dr. Hader Taha summarized findings from his work for the Public Interest Energy Research Program of the California Energy Commission that has involved improving meteorological, photochemical, and applicable emission models to evaluate impacts of surface modifications on ozone concentrations.
Presented by Ryan Bell, ICLEI
Ryan Bell joined us to give a de-brief of the Cooling our
Communities Workshop held in Tucson, AZ.