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Cooling Off

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by Environmental Design & Construction
Category Other

This course is designed to educate architects and engineers about the value of mitigating the heat island effect through cool roofing. Learners who read this course should be able to identify what the ill effects of urban heat islands, describe what cool roofing and cool roofing products are, identify the key installation principles for cool roofing and describe the benefits of green, plantedroofs. Learners who pass the 10-question assessment at the end will have demonstrated their knowledge of the aforementioned topics.


1. Explain the ill effects of urban heat islands and how to mitigate them.
2. Describe the properties of cool roofing products andhow they work to decrease rooftop temperatures.
3. Identify key installation principles for cool roofing systems.
4. Describe thebenefits of green, planted roofs.

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CE Hours 1.0