Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heat Island Group:

Bright is the new black multi-year performance of high albedo roofs in an urban climate
High-albedo white and cool roofing membranes are recognized as a fundamental strategy that dense urban areas can deploy on a large scale, at low cost, to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

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White roofing and urban temperatures:

Efficacy of Cool Roofs City to City:

Global Model Confirms: Cool Roofs Can Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigate Global Warming:

Positive effects of vegetation urban heat island and green roofs

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Solar Panels and White Roofs – A Great Pair

Multiple studies assert that white roofing improves the effectiveness of solar panels by preventing a rooftop from heating up beyond the optimal temperature at which panels perform.…-a0269339697