Life cycle analysis reveals white roofs are the least expensive choice for commercial flat roofs, and they even beat living roofs for their climate benefits.
Los Angeles becomes the first major city to require that residential roofs use materials that reflect the sunlight, cooling buildings and the city.
The UN City is expected to become one of Denmark’s most energy efficient buildings, with a minimum goal of LEED Gold.
Volunteers will give 10 city buildings a rooftop upgrade in hopes of reducing energy consumption…and the temperature.
After years of creating squint-inducing white cool roofs to reduce solar gain, researchers are coming up with a a wider array of colors, including deep blue, to reflect unwanted rays.
The city built by oil and air conditioning is the site of a new collection of deceptively simple row houses that have achieved some impressive energy-efficiency figures.
Taking ironic inspiration from the ocean, a Korean firm uses a sushi-like design to wrap a home environment in a passive, protective shroud to shield against the desert sun.
According to a Princeton study, the thickness of a “cool roof” may have as much of an influence on energy savings and thermal performance as surface reflectivity.
The Eglert Solar Sandwich is an appetizing combo of three eco technologies: thin-film solar panels, a standing seam metal cool roof and a solar thermal system.
The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County has a new home in the Jack and Peggy Baskin Center for Philanthropy, which recently took LEED Gold certification.