Research Brief: Quantifying the impact of pavement reflectivity

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March 13, 2017

The change in radiative energy balance, which is called radiative forcing (RF), reduces nearby air temperatures and impacts the surrounding building energy demand (BED) including heating and cooling energy loads. Previous studies have not assessed RF and BED impacts under the same context. In this brief, researchers take a comprehensive approach in assessing the net impacts of pavement surface reflectivity (albedo) modification strategies in urban areas. Read more.

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