White roofs could increase heat, drive up energy use in northern climates

10/24/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

White roofs may not be as eco-friendly as some claim, according to Samir Ibrahim, director of design services and project reviews from Carlisle SynTec Systems -- a company that makes both black and white membranes. In this article, he accuses "sloppy science" of promoting white roofs and looks at a study on white roofs from Stanford University.

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