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Urban Heat Islands: Anti-Soiling Cool Roof Coatings

Performers: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Project Partners: 
-- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
-- Dow Chemical Company - Midland, MI
DOE Funding: $500,000
Cost Share: $500,000
Project Term: Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2014

Project Objective

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) is a pioneering research and development (R&D) consortium bringing together governments, key policymakers, researchers, and industry to develop a long-term platform for sustainable U.S.-China joint R&D. CERC has two projects that are advancing cool roofs. This project aims to decrease roof soiling on white cool roof coatings, which causes a loss of optical reflectivity. LBNL and ORNL are collaborating with Dow Chemical to demonstrate that superhydrophobic powders can be added as anti-soiling agents to the roof coatings.

Contacts

DOE Technology Managers: Bahman Habibzadeh, Richard Karney
Performer: Ronnen Levinson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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