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Konopacki, Steven J, Hashem Akbari, Melvin Pomerantz, Sasa Gabersek, and Lisa M Gartland. Cooling energy savings potential of light-colored roofs for residential and commercial buildings in 11 US metropolitan areas. 1997. LBNL-39433 Executive Summary.
Taha, Haider, and Hashem Akbari. Cool roofs as an energy conservation measure for federal buildings. 2003. LBNL-51895.
Akbari, Hashem, Paul H Berdahl, Ronnen M Levinson, Stephen Wiel, William A Miller, and Andre Desjarlais. Cool Color Roofing Materials. 2006.
Akbari, Hashem, and Leanna S Rose. Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: a case study of Salt Lake City, Utah. 2001. LBNL-47851.
Rose, Leanna S, Hashem Akbari, and Haider Taha. Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: a case study of greater Houston, Texas. 2003. LBNL-51448.
Akbari, Hashem, and Leanna S Rose. Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: a case study of metropolitan Chicago, Illinois. 2001. LBNL-49275.
Akbari, Hashem, Leanna S Rose, and Haider Taha. Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: a case study of Sacramento, California. 1999.
Akbari, Hashem, Asmeret A Berhe, Ronnen M Levinson, Stanley Graveline, Kevin Foley, Ana H Delgado, and Ralph M Paroli. Aging and Weathering of Cool Roofing Membranes. 2005.
Magazine Article
Kaarsberg, Tina, and Hashem Akbari. "Cool Roofs Cool the Planet." Home Energy 2006: 38-41.
Journal Article
Berdahl, Paul H, Hashem Akbari, Ronnen M Levinson, and William A Miller. "Weathering of roofing materials – An overview." Construction and Building Materials 22.4 (2008) 423-433.
Akbari, Hashem. "Validation of an algorithm to disaggregate whole-building hourly electrical load into end uses." Energy 20 (1995) 1291-1301.
Akbari, Hashem, Mashuri Warren, Anibal T De Almeida, Deborah J Connell, and Jeffrey P Harris. "Use of energy management systems for performance monitoring of industrial load-shaping measures." Energy 13 (1988) 253-263.
Akbari, Hashem, and Leanna S Rose. "Urban Surfaces and Heat Island Mitigation Potentials." Journal of the Human-Environmental System 11.2 (2008) 85-101.
Berdahl, Paul H, Hashem Akbari, Jeffry Jacobs, and Frank Klink. "Surface roughness effects on the solar reflectance of cool asphalt shingles." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 92.4 (2008) 482-489.
Levinson, Ronnen M, Paul H Berdahl, and Hashem Akbari. "Solar spectral optical properties of pigments—Part II: survey of common colorants." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 89.4 (2005) 351-389.
Levinson, Ronnen M, Paul H Berdahl, and Hashem Akbari. "Solar spectral optical properties of pigments—Part I: model for deriving scattering and absorption coefficients from transmittance and reflectance measurements." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 89.4 (2005) 319-349.
Levinson, Ronnen M, Hashem Akbari, Melvin Pomerantz, and Smita Gupta. "Solar access of residential rooftops in four California cities." Solar Energy 83.12 (2009) 2120-2135.
Sleiman, Mohamad, Sharon S Chen, Haley E Gilbert, Thomas W Kirchstetter, Paul H Berdahl, Erica Bibian, Laura S Bruckman, Dominic Cremona, Roger H French, Devin A Gordon, Marco Emiliani, Justin Kable, Liyan Ma, Milena Martarelli, Riccardo Paolini, Matthew Prestia, John Renowden, Gian Marco Revel, Olivier Rosseler, Ming Shiao, Giancarolo Terraneo, Tammy Yang, Lingtao Yu, Michele Zinzi, Hashem Akbari, Ronnen M Levinson, and Hugo Destaillats. "Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance – Part III: Interlaboratory study of an accelerated aging method for roofing materials." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 143 (2015) 581-590.
Sleiman, Mohamad, Thomas W Kirchstetter, Paul H Berdahl, Haley E Gilbert, Sarah Quelen, Lea Marlot, Chelsea V Preble, Sharon S Chen, Amandine Montalbano, Olivier Rosseler, Hashem Akbari, Ronnen M Levinson, and Hugo Destaillats. "Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance – Part II: Development of an accelerated aging method for roofing materials." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 122 (2014) 271-281. LBNL-6714E.
Akbari, Hashem. "Shade trees reduce building energy use and CO2 emissions from power plants." Environmental Pollution 116.1 (2002) S119-S126.
Taha, Haider, Hashem Akbari, Arthur H Rosenfeld, and Yu Joe Huang. "Residential cooling loads and the urban heat island—the effects of albedo." Building and Environment 23 (1988) 271-283.
Pomerantz, Melvin, Hashem Akbari, Paul H Berdahl, Steven J Konopacki, Haider Taha, and Arthur H Rosenfeld. "Reflective surfaces for cooler buildings and cities." Philosophical Magazine Part B 79 (1999) 1457-1476.
Menon, Surabi, Hashem Akbari, Sarith Mahanama, Igor Sednev, and Ronnen M Levinson. "Radiative forcing and temperature response to changes in urban albedos and associated CO2 offsets." Environmental Research Letters 5.1 (2010).
Akbari, Hashem, Ronnen M Levinson, and Stephanie Stern. "Procedure for measuring the solar reflectance of flat or curved roofing assemblies." Solar Energy 82.7 (2008) 648-655.
Bretz, Sarah E, Hashem Akbari, and Arthur H Rosenfeld. "Practical issues for using solar-reflective materials to mitigate urban heat islands." Atmospheric Environment 32 (1998) 95-101.

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