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Communities Test Solar-Reflective Coatings To Reduce Urban Heat

January 26, 2024

Via: ENR

A public-private research initiative in Pacoima, Calif., a Los Angeles section, is testing a new type of maintenance pavement coating across roads and hardscapes to improve longevity and mitigate urban heat. After promising results from the first phase, a second phase is now underway.

GAF, a Standard Industries company and one of the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturers in North America, launched the GAF Cool Community Project, a community-wide research effort to understand the impact cooling solutions have on urban heat and livability and provide insights other cities can begin to implement. The company worked with Pacoima Beautiful and the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Service on the project.

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