Cool roofs

Cool roofs

Posted on July 7, 2013 · Posted in Blog

The scorching summer heat calls for a need to have a good air conditioning system in place. However this puts an extra load on your pocket as well as on the environment. The environmental standards forbid you from running air conditioners for an extended time period. A recent and effective solution to this problem is provided by Cool Roof technology.

Cool roofing technology describes the whole class of roofing materials that effectively reduce the summer air conditioning needs. These roofs are light colors to reflect maximum sunlight coming from the sun and do not hold heat. They usually come with a smooth texture.

Keeping in mind the benefits of cool roofs, most of the states have been adopting it as a standard roofing technology. For example, Chicago’s Department of Buildings adopted Energy Star as part of the city’s building code for buildings after 2008. A new part of California’s Title 24, which takes effect this year on Oct. 1, sets roof reflectivity at 70 percent and emissivity at 75 percent for all nonresidential construction unless the building envelope’s energy conservation is increased to compensate for an alternative roof. The American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) have the same requirements under ASHRAE standard 90.1 for commercial buildings and 90.2 for residential buildings.

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