Making Roofs Cooler in New York City

Under a new service program called NYC Cool Roofs, volunteers are painting New York's rooftops white to try to lower urban temperatures and save energy.
September 26, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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It's part of an effort to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 30% by 2030.

"While the Building Code now requires many new buildings to have white roofs, the city's sustainability czar, Rohit Aggarwala, noted that 85 percent of buildings that will exist by 2030 are already built. 'As a result, we must include existing buildings in our efforts to cool the City,' he said."

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Published on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in The Architect's Newspaper
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