Solar coating on parking lot aims to reduce urban heat-island effect

06/1/2011 | SmartPlanet.com

A parking lot in Phoenix was treated with "cool pavement" designed to reduce ground heat by 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The pavement is covered with a solar reflective coating called Celadon Green -- made from Colloidal Nano Silica, polymers, superplasticizers and a reflective pigment -- that could help mitigate the effects of urban heat.

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