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Need a new roof? Get one while helping with Global Warming

We need to say goodbye to the trend of having dark roofs that not only attract and retain heat and raise ambient street temperatures, but lead to astronomical electricity bills because of the need to cool homes.”

University of NSW Professor Mattheos Santamouris, who has had an extensive career researching urban heat, said so-called “cool roofs” could decrease the energy consumption of uninsulated buildings by up to 50 per cent.

read entire article: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/blistering-temperatures-dark-roofing-banned-on-sydney-s-urban-fringe-20210820-p58kma.html