Cool Pavements for Cool Communities
This page updated October 25, 2010
Chair’s Air Pollution Seminar
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, PST
Sierra Hearing Room, Second Floor
1001 I Street, Sacramento
Pavements for Cool Communities
Melvin Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Heat Island Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
California Neveda Cement Association
Record temperatures soared along the East Coast and summer heated up California's cities.
We all know that
to escape the heat, you should escape the city. The
phenomenon known as the "urban heat island" effect is getting increased
attention nationwide and cities are finding new ways to help cool
sweltering cities, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
One way to cool
communities… cool your pavements. What are cool pavements?
How cool is cool?
Learn the answer to these questions as well as the benefits and choices you have to pave your way to a cooler community. You might be surprised to learn of the cool pavements that are in your community already.
Join us for the seminar to learn more about cool pavements and how you can incorporate them into your next pavement project.
Haley Gilbert, is
a Senior Research Associate
with the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory. Ms. Gilbert is leading the "Cool Communities"
project to promote the use of cool roofs and cool pavements in
California. In addition Ms. Gilbert is the liaison between the group's
research staff and industrial partners. Prior to joining LBNL, she
worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency coordinating green
building and sustainability projects in New York and New Jersey. Haley
is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design -
Accredited Professional) and holds a Master’s degree with a focus
design from Yale University as well as a B.A. in Political Science from
North Carolina State University.
Melvin Pomerantz, Ph.D., is a member of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Pomerantz specializes in research on making cooler pavements and evaluating their effects. He also has worked on quantifying the effects of cool roofs. Trained as a physicist at UC Berkeley, before coming to LBNL, Dr. Pomerantz did research on condensed matter physics at IBM and was elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. Dr. Pomerantz now also teaches in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley.
Paulette Salisbury, FCSI, CDT,
is a Technical Specialist with
the California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) an affiliate of the
Portland Cement Association. Ms. Salisbury has 25 years
experience in the construction industry as a resource specialist for
design professionals specializing in concrete admixtures and
cementitious products. Public works departments rely on her
expertise in pavements and sustainable building choices. Ms Salisbury
is an expert on pervious concrete and sustainable construction
practices being certified as a Concrete Sustainability Specialist.
Ms. Salisbury is formerly a professional educator who has
practical real-world construction experience. Ms. Salisbury
is a member of the American Concrete Institute, Construction
Specifications Institute, California Stormwater Quality Association,
Women’s transportation Seminar, and the American Public works
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