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EPA holds free, national, heat island webcasts. Through these webcasts, stakeholders from around the country share their work on heat island causes and impacts, cooling solutions, and more. Participants include scientists, practitioners, industry representatives, government officials, and educators.

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Presentation Presenter Date Topic
Introduction to Cool Fixes for Hot Cities Part 2: Los Angeles Victoria Ludwig (EPA) September 2018 State and Local Activities; Cool Pavements; Cool Roofs; Trees and Vegetation
Overview of Cool Pavements for Heat Island Reduction Kurt Shickman (Global Cool Cities Alliance) September 2018 Cool Pavements; Strategies and Technologies
Los Angeles’ Cool Pavements Pilot Project Greg Spotts (Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services) September 2018 Cool Pavements; State and Local Activities
Los Angeles’ Cool Roof Ordinance Craig Tranby (Los Angeles Department of Water & Power) September 2018 Cool Roofs; Trees and Vegetation; State and Local Activities
Introduction to Cool Fixes for Hot Cities Part 1: San Antonio Victoria Ludwig (EPA) August 2018 Cool Roofs; State and Local Activities
Overview of Cool Roofs for Heat Island Reduction Jeff Steuben (Cool Roof Rating Council) August 2018 Cool Roofs; Strategies and Technologies
San Antonio’s Under 1 Roof Program Barbara Ankamah Burford (San Antonio Neighborhood & Housing Services) and Roberto C. Treviño (San Antonio City Council District 1) August 2018 Cool Roofs; State and Local Activities
Performance Assessment of High‐Solar Reflectance Roofs in San Antonio Dr. Hazem Rashed‐Ali (The University of Texas at San Antonio) August 2018 Cool Roofs; Strategies and Technologies
Introduction to The Writing’s on the Wall: Cool Wall Research and Measures Victoria Ludwig (EPA) February 2018 Cool Walls, Heat Island Impacts
Building energy and greenhouse gas benefits of cool walls Ronnen Levinson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) February 2018 Cool Walls, Urban Heat Island Activities, Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Urban climate and other co-benefits of cool walls George Ban-Weiss (University of Southern California) February 2018 Cool Walls, Urban Heat Island Activities, Modeling Mitigation Strategies
Existing cool wall codes and programs Haley Gilbert (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) February 2018 Cool Walls, Urban Heat Island Activities
Hawaii’s adoption of cool wall codes and measures Howard C. Wiig (State of Hawaii) February 2018 Cool Walls, State and Local Activities
Understanding Your City’s Heat Islands: Overview and Key Considerations David Sailor (Urban Climate Research Center, Arizona State University) September 2017 Heat Island Impacts
Modeling Heat Island Impacts and its Mitigation: City of Cambridge Case Study John Bolduc (Cambridge Community Development Department) September 2017 Mitigation, State and Local Activities
Extreme Heat Implementation: Creating a ground-based temperature data network Kristin Baja (Urban Sustainability Directors Network) September 2017 Strategies and Technologies, Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Understanding Your City’s Heat Island: Considerations and Approaches Victoria Ludwig (EPA) September 2017 Urban Heat Island Activities, Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Advancing Heat Island Mitigation in Canada and the United States Gregory Richardson (Health Canada), Victoria Ludwig (EPA), Karina Richters (City of Windsor, Ontario), Maria Koetter (Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky) August 2016 Urban Heat Island Activities
Heat Islands, Public Health, and Urban Design: Connecting the Dots Victoria Ludwig (EPA) August 2015 Heat & Health
Urban Warming and Health Jason Vargo (Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin) August 2015 Heat & Health
Urban Cool Islands for Public Health Pierre Gosselin (Climate and Health Program, Québec National Health Institute) August 2015 Heat & Health
Welcome and Introduction Victoria Ludwig (EPA) July 2015 Heat & Health
Public Understanding of the Health Impacts of Climate Change Connie Roser-Renouf (George Mason University) July 2015 Heat & Health
Engaging Your Audience Surili Sutaria Patel (American Public Health Association) July 2015 Heat & Health
Preparing for Heat: Minnesota Climate and Health Program Activities Kristin Raab (Minnesota Department of Health) July 2015 Heat & Health
Welcome and Introduction to Heat Islands Victoria Ludwig (EPA) June 2014 Mitigation, EPA Activities
Louisville Metro Government Office of Sustainability Urban Heat Island Reduction Maria Koetter (City of Louisville, Kentucky) June 2014 Mitigation, State and Local Activities
UHI Mitigation: The Tucson Story Irene Ogata (City of Tucson, Arizona) June 2014 Mitigation, State and Local Activities
Hot City, Cool Surfaces David Fink (Climate Resolve) June 2014 Cool Roofs, Mitigation, State and Local Activities
Austin Heat Island Mitigation Norman Muraya (Austin Energy) August 2012 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
EPA Heat Island Reduction Program and Local Climate and Energy Program Overview Neelam Patel (EPA) August 2012 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, EPA Activities
Linking Urban Heat Islands to Climate Adaptation Planning Brendan Reed (City of Chula Vista, California) August 2012 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities
Tree Strategies for Heat Island Reduction Matt Grubisich (Texas Tree Foundation) August 2012 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Trees and Vegetation
Urban Heat Island and Climate Change: Planning for Extreme Heat in Cities Brian Stone (Georgia Tech University) August 2012 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities
ENERGY STAR Products Third-Party Verification and Certification Eamon Monahan (EPA) April 2011 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
EPA Heat Island Reduction Program Overview Neelam Patel (EPA) April 2011 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Heat Island Group Cool Roofs Update Hugo Destaillats, (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) April 2011 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Reflective Roof Coatings Institute Penny Gift (Reflective Roof Coatings Institute) April 2011 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Chicago Green Roof Initiative Michael Berkshire (City of Chicago) June 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Energy Performance of Green Roofs: the role of the roof in affecting building energy and the urban atmospheric environment David J. Sailor, Ph.D. (Portland State University) June 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Green Roof Incentives + Partnerships –The 2010 Resource Guide Sara Loveland (DC Greenworks) June 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Green Roofs: Stormwater Management and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Jason Berner (EPA) June 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Implementing Green Roof Projects at the Local Level Neelam Patel (EPA) June 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Chicago’s Sustainable Streets Pilot Project Janet Attarian (City of Chicago) January 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Pavements
Introduction to the Urban Heat Island Effect and EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program Neelam Patel (EPA) January 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Pavements
Long-Life Asphalt Pavements for the 21st Century - Warm Mix Asphalt Technologie Matthew Corrigan (U.S. DOT, FHWA) January 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Pavements
Scientific Overview of Pavements and Heat Islands Dr. Kamil Kaloush (Arizona State University) January 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Pavements
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Sustainability Initiatives David Carlson (U.S. DOT, FHWA) January 2010 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Pavements
Advanced Modeling Tools and Systems for Addressing Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation Requirements Jason Ching (EPA) November 2008 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
American Meteorological Society Urban Environment Symposium, Jan 11-15, 2009 Dr. Tony Brazel (Arizona State University) November 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, Non-Governmental Activities
EPA Urban Heat Island Program: Updates and Resources Neelam Patel (EPA) November 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, EPA Activities
EPA’s Sustainable Skylines Initiative Program Yvonne Johnson (EPA) November 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, EPA Activities
Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change and Urbanization on Building Performance Drury B. Crawley (U.S. Department of Energy) April 2008 Heat Island Impacts, Other Impacts
Urban and Rural Temperature Trends in Proximity to Large U.S. Cities: 1951–2000 Brian Stone (City and Regional Planning Program, Georgia Institute of Technology) April 2008 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Weather and the Built Environment: Free, Interactive, One-hour Online Course Sara Espinoza (National Environmental Education Foundation) April 2008 Heat Island Impacts, Water Quality & Management, Air Quality
Houston Downtown Management District's Vertical Garden (Green Wall) grant program Anton Sinkewich (Central Houston Inc.) January 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities
Seattle's new landscaping requirement for Seattle's commercial areas Steve Moddemeyer (Seattle Department of Planning and Development)   January 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities
Updates on EPA's UHI Activities Eva Wong (EPA) January 2008 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, EPA Activities
How Researchers Measure Urban Heat Islands James Voogt (University of Western Ontario) July 2007 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Remote Sensing of Land Cover in Urban Environments Nicholas Goodwin (University of British Columbia) July 2007 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Urban Heat and Health Jason Samenow (EPA) July 2007 Heat Island Impacts, Heat & Health
Portland, Oregon’s Green Roof Activities Tom Liptan (City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services) April 2007 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Sacramento’s Urban Forests for Clean Air Project Charles Anderson (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District) April 2007 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Trees and Vegetation
Tree Canopy Programs in the Washington DC-MD-VA Air Quality Plan Gary Allen (Center for Chesapeake Communities) April 2007 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Trees and Vegetation
Measuring UHI in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jeff Luvall (NASA), Dr. Jorge Gonzalez (Santa Clara University) January 2007 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Building Energy Impacts of Green Roofs Dave Sailor (Portland State University) October 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
New York City Urban Heat Island "Reconnaissance": Preliminary Findings On Street Trees, Parks and Various Urban Surfaces Using Mobile Sensors Stuart Gaffin (Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University) October 2006 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Overview of iTree Greg McPherson (USDA Forest Service) October 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Modeling Mitigation Strategies, Trees and Vegetation
Update on Green Roof ASTM Standards Michael Gibbons (Architectural Systems) October 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Green Roofs
Cool Colors Project Hashem Akbari and Dr. Ronnen Levinson (LBNL) April 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Modeling the Effects of Heat Island Mitigation Dave Sailor (Portland State University) April 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Modeling Mitigation Strategies
Sustainable South Bronx, NYC NGO Rob Crauderueff (Sustainable South Bronx) January 2006 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities
Urban Surface Modification as a Potential Ozone AQ Improvement Strategy in CA Haider Taha (Altostratus) January 2006 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Modeling Mitigation Strategies
Austin Energy’s Cool Roof Rebate Program Dr. Norman Muraya (Austin Energy) October 2005 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Beating the Heat from Urban Runoff Don Waye (EPA) October 2005 Heat Island Impacts, Water Quality & Management
Overview of NASA’s Air Quality Modeling Project in Atlanta Dr. Dale Quattrochi (NASA) October 2005 Mitigation, Strategies and Technologies, Modeling Mitigation Strategies
Characterizing NY’s Surface Urban Heat Island Dr. Bill Solecki and Jennifer Cox (Hunter College) January 2005 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands
Chicago’s Latest Cool Roof Requirements Brendan Daley (Chicago Department of Environment) January 2005 Mitigation, Urban Heat Island Activities, State and Local Activities, Strategies and Technologies, Cool Roofs
Linking Urban Form, Function, and Climate Gerald Mills (University College Dublin) January 2005 Measuring and Modeling Urban Heat Islands