White cool roofs
, on the other hand, bounce off solar energy to prevent it from being absorbed into the roof and house in the summer.
Shingles meet California Title 24 and Initial ENERGY STAR(R) requirements; help reduce roof temperatures up to 10 degrees; and offer more vibrant color than previously available for cool roofs
On average, customers with cool roofs
reduce their air conditioning usage by an average of 10 to 20 percent, which will reduce their electric bill by 5 to 10 percent during the warm summer months.
, such as the EnergySmart Roof, reflect the sun's energy before it is absorbed.
The Cool Roofs
Program, administered by SDREO Program Manager, Frank White, provided incentives for the installation of highly reflective roofing materials -- also called "cool" roofs.
Non-residential buildings, for example, will be required to install cool roofs
-- highly reflective, insulated roofing.
Green Building Council (USGBC), Custom-Bilt Metals products meet or exceed environmental specifications for cool roofs
The Cool Savings with Cool Roofs
Program started in February of 2001 and stopped taking new applicants as of April 1, 2003.
Because buildings with cool roofs
use up to 40 percent less energy for cooling than buildings with darker roofs (according to research from the Heat Island Group), Custom-Bilt Metals has partnered with PPG (formerly BASF Chemical Corporation) to offer their panels with the Kynar 500[R] Paint System with ULTRA-Cool([R]) coatings.
The idea behind cool roofs
is simple -- dark colors absorb more heat than light-colored materials.
Due to the air flow through Solyndra's panels, cool roofs
remain much cooler than with other PV systems.
From super-efficient air conditioners and lighting systems to installations of solar systems, cool roofs
, chillers and more, residents and businesses have taken personal ownership of the L.