Green Landscape Design: Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect Encore Presentation, Thursday, Decembe

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This is a live, encore presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on September 25, 2017. Attendees of the previously offered presentation, RV-W092517, will not receive CEU for attending the December 21, 2017 presentation. As the earth's average temperature increases, cities, which are often significantly warmer than the surrounding landscapes (the urban heat island effect), will be faced with higher energy needs, increased pollution and degradation of air quality. The world is becoming more and more urban - it is estimated that within 50 years 80% of the world's population will live in urban areas. This webinar will address how we can mitigate the heat island effect so that our urban cities remain healthy, economically viable places to live. Note: This is a live webinar delivered via WebEx. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call client support the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive and students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
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Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Health, Safety and Welfare
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Discuss the rise in world temperatures
Discuss the adverse effect of higher temperatures on our health, environment and energy consumption
Use a graphic to show the typical differences in summer temperatures between rural farmland, commercial complexes, downtown urban areas, suburban residential areas and parks Define the term heat island, what causes it, when they form
Discuss the role that roofs and pavements play in the heat island effect
Define solar reflectance, solar absorption, thermal emittance, solar reflective index and thermal resistance
Discuss strategies and technologies that can be used to decrease the heat island effect Outline the benefits of cool roofs and pavements to individual buildings, pavements, health, electricity demand, air quality and potential benefits globally
Outline the benefits of urban forest and ecosystem on urban water, heat and pollution cycles
Rumanda Young, PhD
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