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The Power of Multistakeholder Collaboration in Creating More Equitable and Sustainable Cities

The City Fix

The latest UN climate conference, COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, was a significant one for cities in many respects. Delegates established a new fund to help vulnerable countries deal with loss and damages from climate impacts, and some of. Urban Development 1.5C

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In Ahmedabad, India, Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

The City Fix

During the summers, in the crowded informal settlement she calls home in Ahmedabad, India, Meenaben would lay wet jute on the floor and hay on the roof of her home to lower the temperature inside.

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A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet

AGreenLiving

After three years of design and construction, Singapore-based firm G8A Architecture & Urban Planning has completed the Tropical Chalet, a naturally cooled home with a beautiful and functional “double roof facade.”

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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home

The Environmental Blog

For areas that need more light than usual, try using pure or cool white energy-efficient light bulbs. You will need a good and proper landscaping design to be able to lower your energy bills and reduce your dependence on cooling and heating systems. Install A Cool Roof.

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Scientists look for the Holy Grail: The whitest paint ever

Grist

White roofs are one of those climate solutions that sound too good to be true. Compared to solar panels and electric cars, painting the roof of a building white is a suspiciously cheap, analog way to usher in a low-carbon future. That’s why it can cool below the ambient temperature.”

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Sunlight-Reflecting ‘Cool Walls’ Can Save Building Owners Big Money, Study Says

GreenTechMedia

sunlight-reflecting “cool walls” could save as much or more energy than reflective cool roofs. There's no formal universal definition of what constitutes a “cool wall," said Ronnen Levinson, study co-author and staff scientist at Berkeley Lab. cool walls could lead to annual HVAC energy costs savings of up to 11 percent for standalone retail stores, 8.3 This will help you find a cool paint, stucco or cladding for your building.”

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How to Build and Retrofit a Sustainable Home

Green Business Bureau

Proper insulation regulates indoor temperature more effectively, minimizing drastic fluctuations thus helping you conserve energy and lower your heating and cooling bills. ROOFING. The roof above your head can do a lot of good for the Earth below your feet.

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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.

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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.

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10 European firms every sustainability professional should know

Business Green

It then invests the capital raised into innovative climate projects, such as Cool Roof France (reflective building cladding, $540,000 invested) and Beyond the Sea (kite-pulled ships, $1.1m

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A defence of geoengineering

Business Green

Historically, the proposed examples have been pretty far out - including some in the literal sense, such as the mirrored "space shade" originally proposed back in 1989 that would deflect the sun's rays - like the white, cool roof concept used for buildings only on steroids and in orbit.

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New Energy Efficient Vanadium Material Looks Like Scotch Tape, Acts Like Planet Hero

CleanTechnica

Energy efficient buildings have a key role to play in decarbonizing the global economy, and a research team from Berkeley Lab is on the trail of a vanadium-based roofing material that can both deflect and absorb heat as needed.