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Heat Island Effect

Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, April 2006

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

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Overview of iTree

Presentation by Dr. Greg McPherson with the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service

Dr. McPherson provided an overview of the new iTree tool, which integrates four urban and community forestry tools: UFORE (Urban Forest Effects Model), STRATUM (Street Tree Resource Analysis Tool for Urban Forest Managers), MCTI (Mobile Community Tree Inventory), and the Storm Damage Assessment Protocol. See: http://www.itreetools.org/ and the attached powerpoint.

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Cool Colors Project

Presentation by Dr. Hashem Akbari and Dr. Ronnen Levinson with DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Dr. Akbari and Dr. Levinson discussed the progress being made with developing cool colored roofing materials. See: http://coolcolors.lbl.gov/Exit EPA Disclaimer for a comprehensive source of information on this project and download the presentation from this site: http://coolcolors.lbl.gov/assets/docs/OtherTalks/EPA-HI-Call-Levinson-pigments02.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer

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Heat Island Mitigation

Presentation by Dr. Dave Sailor with Portland State University

Dr. Sailor gave an overview of the Mitigation Impact Screening Tool, which provides back of the envelope estimates of temperature, energy, and ground-level ozone impacts from implementing heat island reduction strategies. Dr. Sailor also provided an overview of his research modeling the building energy impacts from green roofs.

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