A greener shade of cool
The Duffy charter school in Phoenix is a test ground for a light-colored covering over its asphalt parking lot, which is 30 degrees to 40 degrees cooler than black asphalt. Interest in reflective surfaces, including white "cool roofs," is growing as a relatively easy and inexpensive way to reduce the urban heat island effect and mitigate global warming.
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January 18, 2011 9:00 PM PST
Photo by: Emerald Cities
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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