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Cool Roofs for Hot Projects

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Imagine specifying a roof that is visually dynamic, yet also reduces cooling energy loads by 30%, combats global warming, and decreases roof maintenance costs. This miracle roof can meet all your expectations for comfort, cost and aesthetics and it is not som ep roduct from the future, it is a cool roof. Technological advancements and ecological awareness have evolved cool roof material s from the flat, white roofs of yesterday to the myriad colors, materials, and profiles of today. Because they are so versatile, coo l roofs can be applied to all styles of projects, from pitched residential to flat commercial roofs. Innovative technologies a

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  • Identify a cool roof and its energy performance benefits.
  • Describe resources to specify a cool roof.
  • Identify codes or green building programs that either require or offer credit for cool roofs.
  • Explain how cool roof technology is evolving.
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