This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides an overview of the basic principles of cool pavements and how they work to reduce the heat island effect.
Cool pavements refer to a range of established and emerging materials. These pavement technologies tend to store less heat and may have lower surface temperatures compared with conventional products. As concerns about elevated summertime temperatures rise, researchers and policymakers are directing more attention to the impact pavements have on local and global climates.
This presentation demonstrates the factors involved in cool pavements and how they can be modified to address the problem of urban heat islands. It also shows how location-specific information can be obtained to update existing technologies, enhance the pavement selection process, and implement new approaches to cool pavements, thus targeting increased benefits and reduced life-cycle costs.
This 1 PDH online course is intended for environmental engineers, researchers, decision-makers and local experts interested in better understanding and implementing cool pavements.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the meaning of cool pavements and learning how they work
- Defining the factors involved in cool pavements and how they can be modified to reduce the heat island effect
- Introducing the types of cool pavement along with potential technologies
- Familiarizing with the benefits, and costs of cool pavements
- Listing examples of cool pavements initiatives and research efforts
- Familiarizing with resources for further information
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.