Cool At The Top

Clark, Jessica
May 2011
Cleaning & Maintenance Management;May2011, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p38
Trade Publication
The article considers how a cool roof can improve the sustainability of a building. An elaboration on the two simple radiative properties of roofs as they relate to solar radiation and heat in order to identify cool roofs as well as the benefits of a cool roof including the reduction of air conditioning requirement, savings in cooling energy, and reduced roof maintenance are presented. The steps to help building owners and managers decide and choose a cool roof that would meet their budget, environmental factors, and aesthetic requirements are discussed


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