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Mayor Greg Fischer formed the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability in 2012 with a mission of promoting environmental conservation, the health, wellness and prosperity of our citizens, and embedding sustainability into the culture of the Louisville community. Creating a culture of sustainability will be achieved through broad-based education and awareness efforts as well as implementation of projects and initiatives to influence behavior change.

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Urban Heat Management Actions - Neighborhood Data

The urban heat island effect — defined as the difference in temperature between the core of Louisville and its suburbs — contributes to heat-related illnesses and deaths and leads to higher air-conditioning bills for residents, according to a study released in April 2016. Urban heat in Louisville is rising at one of the fastest rates in the country. There are specific actions residents can take to help reduce urban heat. Here, residents can search to find the specific number of actions, such as the number of trees planted or cool roofs installed, recommended in their neighborhoods to help manage urban heat.

The columns represent the number of each action recommended per neighborhood to help reduce the urban heat.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Jefferson County, Kentucky
Temporal Coverage
2012-05-01 to 2012-09-30
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Office of Sustainability
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NEIGHBORHOOD - The neighborhood in Louisville.

TOTAL NEW GREEN ROOFS - The number of green roofs installed. Each green roof is assumed to be 10,000 square feet.

TOTAL GRASS PLANTED - The amount of bare dirt land planted with grass or other greenery, measured in hectares.

TOTAL TREES PLANTED - The number of new trees planted.

TOTAL COOL PAVING - Cool paving is pavement material engineered to exhibit a higher reflectivity than conventional pavement. Cool paving can be porous, made of a light colored material, or both. Cool paving is measured in hectares.

TOTAL NEW COOL ROOFS - The number of cool roofs installed. Each cool roof is assumed to be 10,000 square feet. A cool roof can be steep-sloped or low-sloped or flat. A cool roof is define as a roof with a top-level material certified by ENERGY STAR or rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council as "cool." More information is available at

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Maria Koetter
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