The Impact of Cool Roofs on the Urban Heat-Island Effect
Reduce the impact of the urban heat-island effect on our cooling systems, by choosing strategic roof and landscaping decisions.
In "Losing Our Cool," scientist and environmental journalist Stan Cox shows that indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate. Reporting from some of the world’s hot zones—from Arizona and Florida to India—Cox documents the surprising ways in which air conditioning changes human experience.
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Consider a lighter color for your roof and house to reflect the sun.