5 factors that could affect performance of cool roofs

08/26/2013 | Today's Facility Manager

Cool roofs reflect solar radiation away from buildings and help them reduce their energy use from air conditioning systems, according to this article. The performance of cool roofs is measured in terms of solar reflectance, thermal emittance and the solar reflectance index, which are gauged when cool roof materials undergo testing in various conditions. This article lists five factors that could affect the output of cool roofs, such as the climate, roof slope and roofing materials.

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