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 ancient idea of the habitable bridge is being given new life in Spain, with a proposed design for an urban park, open-air market and a cultural center, all in one.
Two recent studies indicate that the plants on a green roof may have a synergistic relationship with solar cells and can improve the performance of the photovoltaic process.
A team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island is investigating ways to harness and use the solar energy collected by pavement in the form of heat.