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Cool roofs in not-so-cool China equal energy, emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / September 29, 2014

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.

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Black, white, and “green” – when it comes to the most cost-effective roof, what’s it all mean?

By Jessica McMathis / February 7, 2014

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab have found that in comparing the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types—black, white, and “green” (vegetated)—white roofs are the most cost-effective.

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