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Telangana Announces a Groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy

NRDC onEarth

A new state policy protects people from extreme heat and delivers substantial energy savings

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Telangana Announces a Groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy

NRDC onEarth

A new state policy protects people from extreme heat and delivers substantial energy savings

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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home

The Environmental Blog

Install A Cool Roof. Unlike the typical roof, a cool roof is made to reflect sunlight while absorbing less heat. Originally, cool roofs were available in white and other lighter shade colors. Cool roofs may also improve your roof’s durability and lessen the heat effect.

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Scientists look for the Holy Grail: The whitest paint ever

Grist

per kilowatt-hour, their paint could result in a savings of $36 per month on cooling. Sarah Schneider, the deputy director of the Cool Roof Rating Council, a nonprofit that rates roofing products based on their cooling properties, told Grist that the new formula sounded “Extreeeeeeemely, quote unquote, cool.”.

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6 places with future-friendly heat solutions

Grist

Cool roofs lowering home temperatures in India: The city of Ahmedabad was the first in India to develop a heat action plan, following a devastating heat wave in 2010. The plan has been through several iterations over the past decade — and one of the latest initiatives is a focus on “cool roofs.”

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No waste, no carbon, no wonder this net-zero home breaks the mold

AGreenLiving

Additionally, a photovoltaic array on the roof generates solar power and is covered with a white cool-roof membrane. The windows are also triple-glazed and protected with deep roof overhangs. Achieving these net-zero goals meant creating a house with an air-tight building envelope to prevent energy loss.

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The Invisible House is a reflective building that mirrors its desert surroundings

AGreenLiving

The building’s sustainability features include an efficient insulation system using a combination of closed cell “Cool Roof” foam and a hill-adjacent location protecting it from the sun. The theme of invisibility is reflected in the interior furnishings, such as a bed frame made of glass and and a partially-exposed glass shower.