Research

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heat Island Group: http://heatisland.lbl.gov/

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.

Cool Science: http://heatisland.lbl.gov/coolscience/cool-science-cool-roofs

White roofing and urban temperatures: http://whiteroofproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Academic-White-Roofs-Urban

Efficacy of Cool Roofs City to City: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/07/26/efficacy-of-cool-roofs-varies-from-city-to-city/

Global Model Confirms: Cool Roofs Can Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigate Global Warming: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2010/07/19/cool-roofs-offset-carbon-dioxide-emissions/

Positive effects of vegetation urban heat island and green roofs

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Learn More with Downloadable Research Reports from our Friends at Global Cool Cities Alliance

http://www.globalcoolcities.org/?page_id=33

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.

http://whiteroofproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/For-profit-White-and-Solar.pdf

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/White+roof+coatings+boost+solar+power%3A+most+of+the+interest+in+white…-a0269339697