'Green' Asphalt to Delay Global Climate ChangeBy Emerald Cities Usa Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Emerald Cities(TM) Paves the Way
PHOENIX, January 18, 2011 - Emerald Cities(TM) USA Ltd. (div. of Emerald Cities(TM) International
Ltd.) has just resurfaced the world's first solar reflective "Green" asphalt
parking lot to demonstrate the importance of "Cool Pavement" addressing Urban
Heat Island in the cities (see photos at
24,000 sq.ft. parking lot was donated to Mayor Gordon's Phoenix Recovery
Zone at the Duffy Charter School where asphalt temperatures soared to 200
degrees (F) last summer in Arizona. The importance of "Cool Pavement" in a
school setting cannot be overstated. Heat radiated from asphalt remains
between 1-4 feet and is a "danger zone" where children play during recess
because of the risk of heat stroke. This is an Emerald Cities "Cool Schools"
"Zero Carbon" Asphalt
Black asphalt covers 60% of city surfaces as a silent contributor to
heat, smog and C02 from parking lots, airports, amusement parks, shopping
malls and roadways. Green building can never be "zero carbon" until the
asphalt portion of the project is addressed. EC "Cool Pavement" reduces
surface heat by 30-50 degrees (F) on summer days, reducing smog and C02. It
is a nano-engineered ultra high performance thin concrete proven roadworthy
at 1/6" thickness. It is 4300+ psi, 100+ skid resistant, impervious to UV,
non-delaminating, comes in beautiful colors, extends the service life of
existing asphalt, and is easy to apply with no milling required.
"Green Filling Stations"
Emerald Cities(TM) International Ltd. seeks JV partners in global regions
to establish inventory warehousing to serve as "hubs" for further
distribution to EC "Green Filling Stations". The first "Green Filling
Station" prototype has been opened in Scottsdale, Arizona. These "Franchises"
are available at $100K and include a showroom, equipment and supplies for a
drive-in dispensing port where contractors can fill-up and pick up fresh
materials daily for projects.
100 Cities by 2012
Solar reflective color now plays a significant role in protecting the
environment. According to Steven Chu (Obama's Secretary of Energy), "Changing
surface colors in 100 of the world's largest cities could save as much as 44
billion tons of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to the rise in global
carbon emissions anticipated by 2020." With 2010 now the hottest year on
record, NASA predicts a 2- 6 degree rise in the next few years will result in
altered rainfall, storms, coastal floods, melting glaciers, and droughts
contributing to the increase in infectious diseases.
"Cool Communities" Initiative
Lawrence Berkeley's Heat Island Group has worked on climate change
solutions for 8 years, and developed a "Cool Communities" Initiative
targeting Mayors, Community Organizations and Corporations. On January 12,
2011, the Lawrence Berkeley Heat Island Group signed an Agreement with
Emerald Cities(TM) USA Ltd. to take this seminar nationwide. Parties
interested in hosting the "Cool Communities" Seminar may contact Emerald
Cities(TM) USA Ltd. directly.
To read the full story, go to
Sheri Roese of Emerald Cities USA Ltd., +1-480-221-5012, sheri at emeraldcitiesusa.com
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