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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

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

Totally separate from interactions with sunlight, all surfaces, including roofs, radiate heat outward. That’s why it can cool below the ambient temperature.” per kilowatt-hour, their paint could result in a savings of $36 per month on cooling. cities have quietly adopted “cool roof” requirements into their building codes.

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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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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.” See original here: A geometric double roof promotes natural cooling at this Tropical Chalet.

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What a heat-proof city could look like

Grist

But as we’ve discussed in this newsletter, promising adaptations to extreme heat abound, and many cities and towns are already planning for a hotter future and implementing life-saving measures like cool roofs, green corridors, and tree-equity plans. ’” Jake recalls.

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