Green Roofs And Cool Roofs Can Combat Climate Change But It’s All About ‘Location, Location, Location’

February 10, 2014 7:16 PM

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Green Roofs And Cool Roofs Can Combat Climate Change But It’s All About ‘Location, Location, Location’

A new study states these strategies are effective in offsetting or counteracting the effects of city growth and global warming due to greenhouse gases but there needs to be careful planning for these strategies to work.

The study, led by Matei Georgescu, from Arizona State University, uses simulations to determine the effectiveness of different urban adaptation strategies based on location. For example, the effectiveness of a cool roof, painting the roof white to reflect the sun and reduces temperatures during the ...

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