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Heat Islands

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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.

Presentations and other materials from these webcasts are posted below, and can be searched or filtered by topic:

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