One of the most common elements included in an energy-efficient passive housedesign is a roof that is coated with materials to help reflect the sun’s rays and prevent solar gain in the interior. Most of these so-called “cool roofs” are made of squint-inducing white materials to take advantage of the color’s highly reflective properties.

Well, we may no longer be limited to building a boring (and blinding) sea of white-roofed buildings, according to research from Oregon State University (OSU). A recent article from Fast Company’s Co.Exist website described how a rich, deep blue may be the new hot color to keep our buildings cool.  Read more…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a reply

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>