Why are cool roofs important?
Cool roofs can reduce the overall energy consumption of individual buildings by lowering air-conditioning demand. If the building is not air-conditioned, cool roofs can make the building considerably more comfortable for occupants.
Upgrading 95 percent of U.S. homes with cool colorful roofs -- dark materials that reflect the invisible part of sunlight -- could generate
$1 billion in energy savings and
9 million tons of COevery year*
*Cool Roofs and Global Cooling – Surabi Menon, Ronnen Levinson, Marc Fischer, Dev Millstein, Nancy Brown, Francisco Salamanca, Igor Sednev and Art Rosenfeld