The Need for COOL Roofs for Sustainable Solution

Sustainble building design and energy efficient living leads to environmentally responsible economic growth. Cool Roofs offer us one of our most simple and effective Global Warming mitigation strategies.

Roof surfaces represent 20-25% of the built environ and act as "Solar Radiators" so much so that around 93% of a building's HEAT GAIN can be attributed to radiant energy (meaning the sun's rays converted to heat after absorption). In Australia, where the prominent source of a buildings heat gain is Radiant Sunlight and up to 93% of a buildings heat gain in summer is attributable to radiant heat. Reflective COOL Roofs should be a key focus in combating heat gain, reducing energy cost and its greenhouse emissions.

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