Solar Relfectance Index of Whitacre Greer Pavers Exceeds Guidelines for LEED Sustainable Sites Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect Non-Roof

Recent testing of Whitacre Greer 50 Series pavers, shades 50 Ivory, 52 Majestic, 53 Cimmerian & 54 Chocolate revealed that each color in the series has a solar reflectance index of greater than 29, making each eligible for LEED Credit Sustainable Sites 7.1 Heat Island Effect Non-Roof.  The intent of Credit 7.1 is to “Reduce heat islands (thermal gradient differences between developed and undeveloped areas) to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.”  Read more about Sustainable Sites and the LEED Green Building Rating System at the .  View the solar reflectance test results from CTL Group here.