Washington, DC (November 1, 2008)- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new publication titled, “Reducing Urban Heat Islands: A Compendium of Strategies,” which describes the causes and impacts of summertime urban heat islands and promotes strategies for lowering temperatures in U.S. communities. Topics covered in currently available chapters include urban heat island basics, trees and vegetation, green roofs, cool roofs, and descriptions of a wide variety of community heat island reduction activities in the United States.
Reducing Urban Heat Islands is a compendium of five documents. They are linked here.
Urban Heat Island Basics
Trees and Vegetation
Heat Island Reduction Activities