Cooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination

TitleCooler reflective pavements give benefits beyond energy savings: durability and illumination
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-45370
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsPomerantz, Melvin, Hashem Akbari, and John Harvey
Conference NameACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Volume8
Edition20
Pagination293-304
KeywordsCool Pavements, Heat Island
Abstract

City streets are usually paved with asphalt concrete because this material gives good service and is relatively inexpensive to construct and maintain. We show that making asphalt pavements cooler, by increasing their reflection of sunlight, may lead to longer lifetime of the pavement, lower initial costs of the asphalt binder, and savings on street lighting and signs. Excessive glare due to the whiter surface is not likely to be a problem.

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URLhttp://aceee.org/files/proceedings/2000/data/papers/SS00_Panel8_Paper24.pdf