August 8, 2012 at 2:00 — 4:00pm EDT EPA Urban Heat Island Webcast
Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and reducing water quality. In this webcast, learn about the benefits and strategies for taking local action to reduce urban heat islands.
Hear from local governments and organizations on urban heat island reduction examples, implementation strategies, and plans for monitoring and evaluation. Cities will share lessons learned on how to design and implement effective programs and policies, including cool pavements, shade trees, and cool roofs.