These videos are a great introduction to the concept of the heat-island effect and how alternative roofing surfaces can make a difference in your energy costs. Take a look.
Fertile vegetated green roofs absorb the suns rays, while reflective roofs bounce them back to space. Both are sprouting up in response to a 2008 city rule that requires new roofs to be climate-friendly… Climate Desk strapped on hardhats, jumped into elevators, and scaled ladders to see first-hand how the roofscape of New York is adapting to face a changing climate.
via An Interactive Journey Through New Yorks Roofscape Makeover – Technology – The Atlantic Cities.
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