Heat Island Effect
Conference Call/Webcast Presentations, April 2006
You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
Presentation by Dr. Greg McPherson with the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service
- Informational Webcast, Urban Heat Island Group (PDF, 2,295KB)
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.
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/ 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
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.