Cool Streets: Pilot News

Posted by on September 1, 2017

Cool news — streets in LA have been paved with cool surfaces for the city’s pilot to demonstrate how it could help keep LA cool. Gregg Spotts, Assistant Director of LA Bureau of Street Services, has been taking the street temperatures, comparing roads paved with asphalt with those coated with cool coatings. (Below, and more on his Twitter feed.) Climate Resolve’s work on cool surfaces began in 2012, when we worked with the city on cool roofs.

Photo: Greg Spotts of LA Bureau of Street Services

In the News

“The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up” (Gizmodo) – Our Director of Policy, David Fink, talked with Gizmodo about our work on urban heat solutions for Los Angeles, including cool surfaces. “We definitely have the ability to change the urban temperature in the city,” he said. “And I think we will.”

“Los Angeles Tests Whether Lighter Color Streets Will Lower The Temperature” (NPR)

“Why L.A. is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites” (Washington Post)

“Why Los Angeles has started to paint its streets white” (Inhabitat)

“To guard against climate change, Los Angeles is painting its streets white” (Popular Science)