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Heat Island Effect

Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, October 2006

Heat Island Reduction Initiative (HIRI) Graphic Depicting Heat Island Curve and HIRI Logo




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Building Energy Impacts of Green Roofs

Presentation by Dr. Dave Sailor

Dr. Dave Sailor of Portland State University discussed the development of an ecoroof module in DOE's EnergyPlus tool.

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Update on Green Roof ASTM Standards

Presentation by Michael Gibbons, Head of the ASTM Green Roof Task Force and President of Architectural Systems

Michael Gibbons, Head of the ASTM Green Roof Task Force and President of Architectural Systems, provided an overview of how ASTM Standards are developed and an update on the ASTM Green Roof Task Force's effort to establish performance standards for green roof systems.

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New York City Urban Heat Island "Reconnaissance": Preliminary Findings On Street Trees, Parks and Various Urban Surfaces Using Mobile Sensors

Presentation by Dr. Stuart Gaffin with the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University

Dr. Stuart Gaffin with the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University provided an overview on data collection issues and results associated with using mobile instruments for a NYC Heat Island study.

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