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Akbari H, Menon S, and Rosenfeld AH. 2008. Equivalent CO2 avoided by reflective roofs and pavements in California (Download). A memo to Dr. Bart Croes (California Air Resources Board). Revised Oct 21.
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Rosenfeld AH and Kumar S. 2008. Tables to convert energy or CO2 (saved or used) to familiar equivalents -- cars, homes, or power plants (Download). California Energy Commission report.
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Click here for the Global Cool Cities Alliance's Cool Roofs and Pavements Toolkit
New York City's Local Law 21 (signed into law 4/29/2011)