The city of Los Angeles is learning how to keep it cool.
The city’s sanitation department on Monday will continue its efforts to reduce air temperature by installing CoolSeal on the pavement at the parking lot at the Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center.
At 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, 7th District, Board of Public Works commissioner Luz Rivas, and L.A. Sanitation acting assistant director Khalil Gharios will join forces at the education center, located at 11950 Lopez Canyon Road, for the installation.
The department will utilize the high performance asphalt coating designed to seal asphalt and maintain lower surface temperatures through increased solar reflectivity. This will help cool the local ambient air temperature and conserve energy.
The city of Los Angeles has installed the cool pavement treatment on residential streets throughout the city as part of a pilot program.
Referred to as the “urban heat island effect,” LA has pockets of intense heat captured by concrete and asphalt.
–City News Service, staff
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