Invisible Structures’ Products vs. Heat Island Impacts


Courtesy of Invisible Structures, Inc.

As many city residents can tell you, cities can be very hot places during the, summer. On warm summer days, the air in a city can be 6-8°F hotter than its, surrounding areas. Scientists call these cities 'Urban Heat Islands.' What, causes this to happen?

There are fewer trees, shrubs, and other plants to shade buildings, intercept, solar radiation, and cool the air by 'evapotranspiration.' Buildings and, pavement made of dark materials absorb the sun's rays instead of reflecting, them away, causing the temperature of the surfaces and the air around them, to rise. These higher temperatures contribute to a trend of increasing, temperatures. Link to: Cool Pavements.

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