Source

Authors

University of Southern California

Published

2016

Description

This research calculated the benefit of the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan area adopting cool roof technology. The results find that residential cool roofs contributed to 67% of the cooling (~1°C). In addition, the study calculates the impact cool roofs have in different climate scenario –which on average decreased the temperature rise by 50%. While these benefits are only seen for small localized areas with the strongest cool roof technology, the research suggests that “cool photovoltaics” is important for offsetting local warming from global climate change.


Impacts

Extreme heat Temperature

Resource Type

Assessment Data, tools, and research

Topics

Extent: Los Angeles County, San Diego County

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Last updated: Aug. 16, 2019