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This report published in Risk & Insurance journal analyzes the connection between city credit rating and risk mitigation through city Smart Surface adoption

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Delivering Urban Resilience
By Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook
Full Report

Delivering Urban Resilience details the costs and benefits of city-wide adoption of smart surfaces in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and El Paso to improve health and livability, reduce urban inequality, and slow global warming while saving billions of dollars.

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Transforming America's Low Income Districts
By Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook (2016)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of roofing and surfacing technologies at scale in ward-level low income areas in three cities: Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington D.C.
By Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook (2016)

Achieving Urban Resilience illustrates the environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C. could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, porous pavements, bio-retention, rainwater harvesting, reflective pavements, permeable pavements, and urban trees.

Washington DC Smart Roof Cost Benefit Report
By Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook (2016)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits of installing cool roofs, green roofs, and rooftop PV on DC owned buildings.

Energy Efficiency Financing Models and Strategies
By Greg Kats (Principal Author), Aaron Menkin, Jeremy Dommu, and Matthew DeBold (2012)

This report, prepared by Capital E, with partners ACEEE, Appraisal Institute, CITI Group, JP Morgan Chase, and NASEO, is a comprehensive report on energy efficiency financing, and pathways to scale energy efficiency financing from $20 billion to $150 billion annually.

This report is intended to answer this fundamental question: how much more do green schools cost, and is greening schools cost effective? The report  demonstrates the financial, environmental, and other benefits of using green technologies in schools.

The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings
By Greg Kats (Principal Author), Leon Alevantis, Adam Berman, Evan Mills, and Jeff Perlman (2003)

This highly influential report was the first major study of the costs and benefits of green buildings. It was developed for the State of California's Sustainable Building Task Force, a group of over 40 California state government agencies.

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