To combat temperatures that reach 130 -140 degrees on the road’s surface, the city of Los Angeles has started a pilot project to test out the “cool pavement.” 15 streets were covered with this asphalt-based paint-like substance to cool down the streets by about 11-13 degrees Fahrenheit and therefore cools down the buildings around them.

It might not seem like a lot, but according to the report by Environmental Protection Agency, if 35% of LA’s streets were covered with a reflective surface like this, it would translate into a 1-degree drop in temperature throughout the city, which means around $100 million per year in energy savings.

A truly awesome idea, and that’s not even mentioning how cool it looks!

 

Image source: LA Street Services

15 streets were covered with this asphalt-based paint-like substance to cool down the streets

 

Image source: LA Street Services

 

Tests proved it lowers the temperature of the street by 11-13 degrees Fahrenheit and therefore cools down the buildings around them

 

Image source: Mitch O’Farrell

If 35% of LA’s streets were covered with a reflective surface like this, it would translate into a 1-degree drop in city’s temperature…

 

Image source: LA Street Services

Might seem like nothing, but it would translate into around $100 million per year in energy savings

 

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Date: 2017-08-23


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