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6 places with future-friendly heat solutions


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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How to Build and Retrofit a Sustainable Home

Green Business Bureau

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, develops and implements credible methods for rating the radiative properties of roofing and exterior wall products. Ginkgo Sustainability is another credible manufacturer and installer of living walls as well as living roofs.


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


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 wall" certification coming.

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Inflation Reduction Act Activation Guide: Building Energy Efficiency

EDF + Business

Interior Lighting Light Bulbs High-Efficiency LED High-Efficiency OLED Lighting Controls Occupancy Sensors Timers Smart Lighting Dimming Controls Lighting Alternatives Incorporation of Natural Light (e.g.,