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White Roofs or Green Roofs?

Posted Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Andrea

It’s not a question that is considered a lot, but cities are moving away from the traditional black roof.  Black roofs absorb the heat from the sun, making buildings warmer.  This makes air conditioning use go up, hence electricity use goes up.

There are alternatives to the black roof–white or green.  Check out this post from conservationmagazine.org that helps you decide which roof works for you!

Click here for the article.

 

Filed under Energy Efficiency, Green Building

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