Saturday, September 18, 2010

White Knight or White Wash?

Annie White  blogging on Mint Life extolls the virtues of painting our roofs white in order to lower both building and planet temperatures.

A few surprising facts:

  • The cool roof movement is already gaining momentum in the U.S., with Georgia and Florida offering incentives to homeowners who install white or light-colored roofs. Considering the potential energy and cost savings, California now requires most flat-roofed buildings to be white. As a testament to the potential cash savings, Walmart has installed white roofs on 75% of its stores in the United States.

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