Research Findings: Concrete Pavements Make Urban Heat Islands Worse, Not Better! Jul 09, 2013

Concrete pavement promoters have speculated for years that light-colored concrete pavements would help to mitigate the urban heat Island (UHI) effect. The UHI effect is a well-documented phenomenon that results in urban areas being warmer than their rural surroundings; what has not been field-proven, however, is the theory that light-colored pavements actually reduce the UHI effect

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