Cool Roofs

Posted by on Feb 27, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

One of the major contributors to heat gain in buildings is the roof. One-sixth of the electricty generated in this country goes toward cooling interior spaces. That translates into more than $40 billion annualy.

Reflective roof technologies, commonly called cool roofs, are increasingly being used by commercial applications. A cool roof can lower cooling costs by about 40%, per a study by the Heat Island Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The full article can be found here at the eco-structure magazine website.