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Cool Roofs

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

Noah Garrison | Posted 03.07.2014 | 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.