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This is Insane! Why LA is Painting Streets White At $40K Per Mile [Video]

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Los Angeles is painting some of its streets white in an effort to keep the city cool… ahahahaha

BUSINESS INSIDER REPORTS:

The white seal coat, made by a company called GuardTop, is sprayed on roads by a truck. A team of city workers with squeegees then distribute the seal coat evenly across the surface.

Dark-colored or black asphalt absorbs between 80% and 95% of the sun’s rays, heating up LA’s streets up to 150 degrees F. The light-coated streets, on the other hand, reflect much more of the sun’s rays and are an average of 10 to 15 degrees F cooler than regular asphalt streets.

LA STREET SERVICES TWEETED: “Ten deg cooler on summer aft”

While the coatings last for seven years, they are expensive, costing about $40,000 per mile.

But these cooler streets also reflect less heat onto buildings, saving on air-conditioning costs and reducing the effects of climate change.

VIDEO SHOWING THE PROCESS:

VIDEO MOCKING THE PROCESS:

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