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Heat Island Effect

Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, January 2006

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




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Sustainable South Bronx, NYC NGO

Presentation by Rob Crauderueff

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.

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National Research Council Green Roof Research

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)Exit EPA Disclaimer (26 pp, 616K).

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Urban Surface Modification as a Potential Ozone AQ Improvement Strategy in CA.

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.

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De-brief of the December 6-7, 2005, Cooling our Communities Workshop in Tucson, AZ

Presented by Ryan Bell, ICLEI

Ryan Bell joined us to give a de-brief of the Cooling our Communities Workshop held in Tucson, AZ.

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