PH-4: Reduce extreme heat exposure
Increase the urban tree canopy to reduce extreme heat and provide shade.
Reduce the urban heat island effect by encouraging and/or requiring highly reflective paving and roofing materials and/or increasing vegetation on buildings.
Work with community groups–especially in high-vulnerability communities–to determine the current risk of indoor heat exposure by identifying households with inadequate air conditioning or at risk of not paying utility payments.
Reduce the risk of indoor heat exposure by assessing current public and private emergency utility assistance funds and supplementing funds as needed. Promote and expand programs that reduce long-term need, such as weatherization assistance.
Ensure the availability of, and access to, public cooling centers.