Top Three Technologies for Sustainable Roofs

Here are effective solutions in sustainable roofs - and they don't require much to install:

  • Reflective roofs - These roofs are light in color and absorb less light than conventional dark roofing material. Buildings with light roof coatings in all climate regions benefit, because of less energy loads and greater comfort year round.
  • Solar roofs - Solar panels installed on roofs provide insulation, reduce heating loads, and umm...yes, they also generate power and/or heat to be used by building occupants. Need I say more?
  • Green roofs - These roofs have vegetation and can be installed on flat or pitched roofs. They not only provide great insulation and buffer sound, they also reduce heating and cooling loads and turn roofs into "working" spaces.

SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATIONS See this presentation on the success of sustainable roofs in saving energy.

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