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Concrete as Solar Reflectance Material - America's Cement ...

Concrete Shines as Solar Reflectance Material Concrete does a very good job of reflecting solar energy. That is the finding from a Portland Cement Association (PCA) study which measured the solar reflectance index (SRI) of 45 concrete mixes. Lighter colored materials (such as concrete) generally have a higher solar reflectance.

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Solar Reflectance Values of Concrete - America's Cement ...

Fig. 3: Solar spectrum reflectometer used to measure solar reflectance of the constituent materials and concrete surfaces in this study. The measurement head is the cylindricalpiece in the upper right corner Concrete reflectance increased with hydration and stabilized at 6 weeks of age, with an average increase of about 0.08; and

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Solar Reflectance of Concretes for LEED Sustainable Sites ...

The solar reflectance of the cement had more effect on the solar reflectance of the concrete than any other constituent material. The solar reflectance of the supplementary cementitious material had the second greatest effect. REFERENCE Marceau, Medgar L. and VanGeem, Martha G., Solar Reflectance of Concretes for LEED

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Concrete as Solar Reflectance Material Concrete ...

Aug 06, 2015  Concrete as Solar Reflectance Material The Portland Cement Association SRI study measured the solar reflectance of 45 concrete mixes in accordance with ASTM C 1549, Standard Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature Using a Portable Solar

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Pavements made of concrete with high solar reflectance ...

Jan 01, 2015  Although concrete starts out with a relatively high solar reflectance and may not be as prevalent as asphalt in pavements, it is still a worthwhile endeavor to attempt to increase the solar reflectance even further since research studies indicate that even a small increase of 0.01 in albedo can have significant environmental benefits (Akbari et al., 2012).

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Moist curing increases the solar reflectance of concrete ...

Aug 10, 2019  Increasing the solar reflectance, or said the albedo, of surfaces of buildings and streets would curtail the convection of heat from these surfaces to the air and thereby would mitigate the urban heat island effect [5], [6], [7]. Concrete mainly composes of aggregates, cement hydration productions, and sands. The albedo of a concrete sample is ...

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Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of Concrete CPI-Worldwide

Sep 12, 2015  According to the ASTM E1980-11 standard, opaque roofing or paving materials which are installed horizontally or at a low tilt angle can be characterised by the so-called “Solar Reflectance Index –

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Cool Pavements HEATISLAND

New cement concrete has a solar reflectance (SR) of 30–50%. There are also novel cool-colored coatings for asphalt concrete pavements that reflect about 50% of sunlight. Another approach is to use a clear binder that reveals highly reflective (light-colored) aggregate.

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Pavements made of concrete with high solar reflectance ...

Jan 01, 2015  If slag cement is used to increase the solar reflectance, then a life cycle inventory performed in 2006 by Construction Technology Laboratories, Skokie, IL, found that when slag cement replaces 50% of the Portland cement in 52 MPa (7500 psi) concrete, the energy required to produce 0.8 m 3 (1 yd 3) of concrete is reduced by 37%; carbon dioxide ...

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Effects of Composition and Exposure On the Solar ...

Concrete albedo grew as the cement hydration reaction progressed (mean increase 0.08), but stabilized within six weeks of casting. White-cement concretes were on average significantly more reflective than gray-cement concretes. The albedo of the most-reflective white-cement concrete was 0.18 to 0.39 higher than that of the

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LBNL-48334-Final-2002-01-03.doc: Effects of Compositio n ...

Concrete albedo grew as the cement hydration reaction progressed (mean increase 0.08), but stabilized within six weeks of casting. White-cement concretes were on average significantly more reflective than gray-cement concretes. The albedo of the most-reflective white-cement concrete was 0.18 to 0.39 higher than that of the

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Nov 01, 2002  After exposure, the albedo of the high-reflectance gray-cement concrete ranged from 0.19 to 0.50, and that of the high-reflectance white-cement concrete ranged from 0.58 to 0.79. The white-cement concrete was always significantly more reflective than the gray-cement concrete (δ

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Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of Concrete CPI-Worldwide

Sep 12, 2015  Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of Concrete Optical Characterisation of Concrete for Heat Island Mitigation With the aim of reducing the cooling energy demand of buildings and limiting the urban heat island effect, the optical properties of building materials such as roofing and pavers are taken into account in the U.S. American LEED® Green ...

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fiber cement board solar reflectance index

The solar reflectance of the cement had more effect on the solar reflectance of the concrete than any other constituent material. The solar reflectance of the supplementary cementitious material had the second greatest effect. REFERENCE Marceau, Medgar L. and VanGeem, Martha G., Solar Reflectance of Concretes for LEED

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Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) values for colored concrete

Materials Near Room Temperature Using a Portable Emissometer.” Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Values were calculated assuming standard solar and ambient conditions in accordance with ASTM E1980-01. Color Solar Refl. SRI Uncolored Concrete 0.39 41 Willow Green 0.46 52 Palomino 0.44 47 Sangria 0.43 47 Sunset Rose 0.43 46 Sequoia Sand 0.42 45

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Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction

reflectivity of concrete (versus ordinary portland cement concrete).8 Asphalt pavements, on the other hand, typically have an albedo of between 0.05 and 0.15. A LEED™ Letter Template must be provided that references and docu-ments the high-albedo non-roof surfaces (type, quantity, and solar reflectance). Albedo (solar reflectance) is most ...

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Reflectance of concrete.

Reflectance of concrete. It can be important to maximise the light reflectance from an exposed surface, for example to reduce the artificial lighting requirement. An as-struck smooth grey Portland cement surface may have a reflectance of 40% (CIBSE) although this will

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Solar Reflectance - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Aug 01, 2014  Solar reflectance (SR) is the ratio between the solar energy globally reflected by a surface and the total incident solar energy. Traditionally, roofing materials’ SR can be between 0.05 and 0.5 (e.g., 0.05 for black membrane roofs, 0.08–0.5 for metal roofs, and 0.2 for clay tiles).

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Evaluation of pervious concrete performance with ...

May 01, 2021  BC concrete samples have a lower solar reflectance than BC-free concrete. This decrease is reasonable because BC is dark-colored, which decreases the albedo of the concrete paste. As indicated in Fig. 14a, the pervious concrete sample that contains a greater amount of pulverized BC has a lower solar reflectance. The BC-free pervious concrete ...

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Concrete albedo generally correlated with cement albedo and sand albedo and, after abrasion, with rock albedo. Cement albedo had a disproportionately strong influence on the reflectance of concrete. Simulated weathering, soiling, and abrasion each reduced average concrete albedo, though some samples became slightly more reflective through ...

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Concrete Technology The Portland Cement Ociation

Solar reflectance of the portland cement itself has the greatest effect on concrete reflectance: the higher the cement reflectance, the higher the concrete reflectance. ... It is a composite material consisting of a binding material, which is essentially cement, inert mineral Filler, known as

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Does a Clay Tile Roof Keep a House Cooler or Hotter? eHow

Other solar-reflective materials include white or unpainted metal, white concrete tile and white fiber-cement shingles. Concrete and slate roofs also have high thermal mass, storing heat slowly and releasing it over time. Any tile roofing installed using the same techniques as clay will provide similar air flow properties and an insulating ...

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Effects of Composition and Exposure On the Solar ...

Concrete albedo grew as the cement hydration reaction progressed (mean increase 0.08), but stabilized within six weeks of casting. White-cement concretes were on average significantly more reflective than gray-cement concretes. The albedo of the most-reflective white-cement concrete was 0.18 to 0.39 higher than that of the

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Dec 21, 2001  @article{osti_820773, title = {Effects of composition and exposure on the solar reflectance of Portland cement concrete}, author = {Levinson, Ronnen and Akbari, Hashem}, abstractNote = {Increasing the solar reflectance (albedo) of a paved surface keeps it cooler in the sun, reducing convection of heat from pavement to air and thereby decreasing the ambient air temperature.

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Concrete albedo generally correlated with cement albedo and sand albedo and, after abrasion, with rock albedo. Cement albedo had a disproportionately strong influence on the reflectance of concrete. Simulated weathering, soiling, and abrasion each reduced average concrete albedo, though some samples became slightly more reflective through ...

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Dec 21, 2001  Increasing the solar reflectance (albedo) of a paved surface keeps it cooler in the sun, reducing convection of heat from pavement to air and thereby decreasing the ambient air temperature. Simulations of the influence of pavement albedo on air temperature in Los Angeles predict that increasing the albedo of 1,250 km2 of pavement by 0.25 would save cooling energy worth $15M yr-1, and reduce ...

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Effects of composition and exposure on the solar ...

Nov 01, 2002  After exposure, the albedo of the high-reflectance gray-cement concrete ranged from 0.19 to 0.50, and that of the high-reflectance white-cement concrete ranged from 0.58 to 0.79. The white-cement concrete was always significantly more reflective than the gray-cement concrete (δ

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Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) values for colored concrete

Materials Near Room Temperature Using a Portable Emissometer.” Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Values were calculated assuming standard solar and ambient conditions in accordance with ASTM E1980-01. Color Solar Refl. SRI Uncolored Concrete 0.39 41 Willow Green 0.46 52 Palomino 0.44 47 Sangria 0.43 47 Sunset Rose 0.43 46 Sequoia Sand 0.42 45

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Comparison of Asphalt and Concrete Pavement Solar Reflectance

In this study, the surface temperature and solar reflectance of concrete and asphalt paved roads were investigated during hot summer. Monthly mean readings showed that the albedo values of the ...

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Building on Solar Reflectance: Meeting cool roof standards ...

Mar 07, 2017  This is a very unfortunate misconception. There are other roofing options that can also contribute to a building’s architectural statement while meeting cool roof standards. Tile roofs—both concrete and clay—are cool by design in ways that include solar reflectance

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Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction

reflectivity of concrete (versus ordinary portland cement concrete).8 Asphalt pavements, on the other hand, typically have an albedo of between 0.05 and 0.15. A LEED™ Letter Template must be provided that references and docu-ments the high-albedo non-roof surfaces (type, quantity, and solar reflectance). Albedo (solar reflectance) is most ...

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Solar Reflectivity (R) Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) by ...

Solar Reflectivity (R) Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) by Color. Solar reflectivity or reflectance is the ability of a material to reflect solar energy from its surface back into the atmosphere. The SR value is a number from 0 to 1.0. A value of 0 indicates that the material absorbs all solar energy and a value of 1.0 indicates total reflectance.

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Laboratory Testing of the Reflectance Properties of ...

May 23, 2002  Concrete and Cement Roofing Tiles Before the advent of residential air conditioning, white concrete barrel tile roofs were very common in South Florida. The reflectance data indicates that this choice has excellent thermal properties. A white concrete tile sample had a reflectance of 73% whereas a red tile ha d a reflectance of only 18%.

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Solar Reflectance of Concretes for LEED Sustainable Sites ...

The lowest solar reflectances are from concretes composed of dark gray fly ash. The solar reflectance of the cement has more effect on the solar reflectance of the concrete than any other constituent material. The solar reflectance of the supplementary cementitious material (in this study, fly ash or slag cement) has the second greatest effect.

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NR High Reflectance Hardscape Materials – NJ Green ...

High reflectance hardscape materials or “cool” pavements are paving materials with high solar reflectance (albedo), such as concrete, that absorb minimal heat, reducing the heat island effect. [1] Albedo, or solar reflectance, is the ratio of the amount of light reflected from a surface to the amount of light shining on that surface.

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(PDF) White cement concrete as an element of sustainable ...

The paper presents the properties of white cement, white. concrete and benefits of using it as an element of su stainable building practice. Keywords: white cement, white concrete, sustainable ...

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