Report Authored by Cara Horowitz of the Emmett Center on “Cool Roof” Technology Cited by Mayor Villaraigosa

March 14, 2013 -- The report Bright Roofs, Big City, which was authored by Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, was cited by Mayor Villaraigosa when he announced on that the city of Los Angeles is moving forward with plans to ensure that “cool roof” technology is adopted. Mayor Villaraigosa made his announcement about the city’s plans at a conference on Friday, March 8, which was co-sponsored by the Emmett Center and emceed by Cara Horowitz.

The report, released in 2011, describes how Los Angeles residents could make neighborhoods cooler, reduce climate pollution and save $30 million per year if the city expanded its adoption of cool roofs on new and existing buildings. The paper was the second in the Emmett Center’s series of Pritzker Policy Briefs, which are designed to promote achievable environmental policy goals.