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July 31, 2020

Phoenix Using ‘Cool Pavement’ to Try Lowering Temperatures

A team of ASU faculty members will conduct a year-long research project to assess the thermal impacts of new “cool pavements” coating on reducing the urban heat island effect in Phoenix. Fulton Schools Assistant Professor Ariane Middel and Professor Kamil Kaloush are on the team. The researchers will help Phoenix officials quantify the performance of the cool pavement coatings in reducing the heat-radiating effect. School of Sustainability Assistant Professor Jennifer Vanos and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Professor David Sailor and Assistant Professor David Hondula are also on the research team.

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