Researchers at Stanford University create ultra-thin material that can cool Buildings

November 29, 2014 12:13 PM

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Researchers at Stanford University create ultra-thin material that can cool Buildings

Engineers at Stanford University in California have created a new super-thin multilayered material that acts like a mirror to cool buildings by radiating heat into space. The material also reflects sunlight away from structures, which reduces heat as well.

The discovery will help to keep occupants from roasting during the summer as the material's extremely thin coating works by reflecting up to 97% of sunlight while simultaneously radiating heat from inside the building.

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