Unique experiment to reduce street heat by painting it blue - Abdullah Bin Jassim Street in blue colour

Unique experiment to reduce street heat by painting it blue – Abdullah Bin Jassim Street in blue

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has been working on an experimental project with a Japanese company to paint the Abdullah Bin Jassim Street near Souq Waqif in blue colour to reduce the temperature of the asphalt by around 15 – 20 degrees Centigrade, the local Arabic daily Arrayah reported on Friday.

Engineer Saad al-Dosari tweeted that the temperature of the black asphalt is 20 degrees higher than the actual temperature as black colour absorbs and radiates heat. In addition, the blue colour of the street is pleasing to the eye.
The official added that the street and the experiment will be under evaluation for 18 months.

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