Researchers develop super-thin coating that could help keep buildings cool during the summer

November 28, 2014 10:37 PM

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Keeping a large building cool during hot summer months is no easy task. In addition to soaking up warmth from outside, building dwellers also have to contend with heat generated from within. It’s a combination that often forces air conditioning units to work overtime.

Researchers from Stanford University have come up with a new solution to help keep occupants from roasting during the summer – an extremely thin coating that works by reflecting up to 97 percent of sunlight while simultaneously radiating heat from inside the building.

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