MIT News: Countering climate change with cool pavements

To mitigate heatwaves and climate change, cities can use cool paving materials that reflect more light and emit less heat. Research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub finds that cool pavements would reduce Phoenix’s emissions by up to 6%.
August 23, 2021

Cities around the world are facing heat crises. But research from the MIT CSHub finds that one of their most abundant assets could help them respond.

In this MIT News piece, they explain how cool pavements—pavements that reflect more solar radiation and emit less heat—can lower emissions in Phoenix by 6% over 50 years while cutting air temperatures by around 3°F.