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The High Cost of White Roofs in the North

Charlie Soffel | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Charlie Soffel

Seattle and most northern cities in the U.S. waste millions in energy costs and precious natural resources by buying into the myth that white roofs are energy efficient regardless of climate zone.

White Roofs vs. Green Roofs: Recent Reports Declaring a Victor Overlook That Both Are Wins for the Environment

Noah Garrison | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Noah Garrison

Green roofs (and cool roofs/white roofs, too) can do a lot to reduce the harmful global warming effects that black roofs accelerate.

Cool Roofs: An Easy Upgrade

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Energy Blog

Most american cities are filled with dark roofed buildings -- all of those dark roofs mean that as a nation we're using a lot more air conditioning than we need to. But there's something we can do about it.

Cool It and Warm It With a Chameleon Roof

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Reflective white roofs are good for keeping a home cool in summer, but what happens in winter? A temperature-sensitive tile -- black when temperatures are cold and white when temps are warm -- could offer a solution.

Cool Roofs

Mother Nature Network | Marsha Walton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Department of Energy is encouraging the use of reflective paint and "cool roofs" to increase the energy efficiency of homes and commercial bu...

Green News Report - July 30, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's audio report: China & the U.S., together again

Cool Roofs Protect the Environment and Save Money

Arthur H. Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arthur H. Rosenfeld

The real question is not whether we should move toward cool roof technology: it's why we haven't done it sooner.