Browsing Reports and Research Briefs by Subject "albedo"
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The impact of surface albedo on climate and building energy consumption: review and comparative analysis (Transportation Review Board, 2015-08)This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of the existing research on the climate impacts of albedo. Different analytical approaches and modeling works are synthesized and discussed.
Research Brief: Quantifying the impact of pavement reflectivity on radiative forcing and building energy demand in neighborhoods (2017-03-13)Albedo is the measure of the fraction of solar energy reflected by the Earth’s surface. High-albedo surfaces, which are lighter in color, absorb less sunlight energy and reflect more shortwave radiation. The change in ...