Fall 2021 – Passive Radiative Heat Pump Surfaces for Urban Cooling: From Laboratory to Field Testing

Project Director David Sailor

In response to the positive publicity generated by the Zimin Institute project, the project team was invited by the ASU-led Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) initiative funded by the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) at ASU for a proposal for a follow-on scale-up study. The HUE is focused on convening and translating evidence-based research and evaluation of heat mitigation and air-quality management efforts intro useful solutions that can be implemented across Maricopa County. The team’s work on their Zimin Institute funded project is aligned with that focus, and their subsequent proposal to design, deploy and test a cool ramada in a city park has been funded by both HUE ($96K) and 3M ($73K). 3M has also recently approved an additional $40K (for a total of $113K) for scaling studies over the next ~2 years.