Monday, January 24, 2011

'Green asphalt' layers cool surface on school lot

What's light green, sprayed on top of asphalt, and lowers the temperature of parking lots by 30 degrees? If you went to school at Robert L. Duffy school in Phoenix, you'd know the answer.

Late last month, the charter school became the testing ground for "green asphalt," a concrete-based reflective covering designed to make asphalt surfaces cooler and more durable. Phoenix-based Emerald Cities installed the coating at the school to demonstrate the viability of the technology to city leaders and contractors, company CEO Sheri Roese said

Source: CNET News


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Anonymous said...

That's good because asphalt and the heat do not mix at all. The temperature is bad for us humans and even worse for nature, and since we rely on asphalt so much for our roads, this green solution is certainly an improvement.

Irma Perl

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