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First-ever Study to Determine Pollution Impacts on Cool Roofs underway in India

Posted by Webmaster on 20. October 2011 16:05

The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has begun a new project to measure the impact of pollution on Cool Roofs, and they're pulling out all the stops. With the aid of rooftop instruments, satellite images, an airplane and a balloon, LBNL scientists are determining how pollution impacts the efficacy of white roofs in cooling the planet. The project will last a year in Northern India and will also be the first to take physical measurements to characterize the cooling and climate effects of white roofs. Expect published results next year, results that will provide important guidance to policymakers and planners as they decide where cool roofs would be most strategically deployed. Read more about the project at the LBNL web site.

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