What EPA is Doing to Reduce Heat Islands
EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program works with local officials, community groups, researchers, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to implement heat island mitigation policies and projects that create comfortable and sustainable communities. Key resources and activities are listed below.
- Reducing Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies
Describes mitigation measures that communities can take to address the negative impacts of heat islands.
Periodic webcasts on heat island-related topics, dating from 2005. Summaries, presentations, and other materials from the calls and webcasts are archived on this site, sortable by topic or date.
Provides the latest news related to heat island impacts, mitigation strategies, scientific research, and community initiatives.
- Heat Island Resources
Lists brochures, fact sheets, and other outreach materials and publications on heat island formation, planning for excessive heat events, smart growth, and more.