NYC Cool Roofs:
"The issue of urban heat is particularly relevant in New York City. The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) projects that the number of 90 degree days in NYC could double (or triple) by 2050, compounded by the fact that due to a prevalence of dense, dark surfaces, urban areas can be 2 to 22 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. Increasing white, reflective surfaces is a simple mitigation tactic that will prepare our city to be more heat-resilient in the future. The continuation of NYC CoolRoofs is detailed on page 82 ofOne City Built to Last, Mayor de Blasio’s comprehensive plan to upgrade and retrofit New York City buildings (which produce more than 70% of the city’s carbon emissions), putting NYCon a pathway to an 80 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 ("80 by 50")."