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Cool Roofs: innovative coatings to cool cities PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Mercredi, 09 Novembre 2011 23:50

Cool Roofs: innovative coatings to cool cities

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In June 2011 Soprema and University of la Rochelle (LEPTIAB) communication on ECRC and cool roofs benefits was reported by cleantechrepublic.

See all the explanations (in French) on the website: http://www.cleantechrepublic.com/2011/06/22/cool-roof-revetements-innovants-rafraichir-villes/

 
International Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research: Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Jeudi, 26 Mai 2011 07:51

Call for Abstracts - Presentations & Posters

International Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research:
Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging

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Thursday, July 28 - Friday, July 29, 2011

Doubletree Hotel at Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA USA

The U.S. Department of Energy, Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Concordia University will host this two-day workshop addressing accelerated soiling and weathering methods for roofing materials; incorporation of accelerated aged ratings into policies, standards and rating systems; and other topics, such as marketplace trends in cool roofing.


Learn more and register at the workshop website or download the one-page flier.

We invite you to submit an abstract presenting your work on scientific development, industrial application or business impact of accelerated weathering methods or natural aging of roofing materials.

Specific topics include:

  • Mimicking natural exposure - accelerated soiling of roofing materials
  • Mimicking natural exposure - accelerated biological growth on roofing materials
  • Understanding natural exposure and aging of roofing materials
  • U.S. cool roof programs, policies & standards
  • International cool roof programs, policies & standards

Please send your presentation abstract (including title, author(s), affiliation(s) and 250-word maximum summary) to Haley Gilbert, Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. by May 31, 2011. Please indicate your preference for a 20-minute oral presentation (15 minute talk + 5 minute discussion) or a poster presentation.


Direct questions or inquiries to Haley Gilbert, Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. , tel. +1-510-486-7325.

 

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Make Your Roof Energy Efficient PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Jeudi, 17 Février 2011 09:58

Having an energy efficient home tends to dredge up thoughts of installing energy efficient windows, adding insulation or putting solar panels on the roof. But the reality of going green  at home doesn't have to include expensive and slow returning energy efficient home improvements. In fact, just by starting at the top (your roof) you can create three cheap energy efficient home improvements that can save you tons of money each year on energy savings.

Be Cool

While you may already be as cool as a cucumber; your roof could use some help. The older your shingles are, the less energy efficient they become. Aging shingles lose their granules and fiberglass after time. This exposes the black-colored asphalt or organic felt to the surface. As the shingles get darker, they absorb more sunlight and get hotter, decreasing the energy efficiency of your home.

Read more here

 
For Chicago, cooling down may mean lightening up PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Mardi, 18 Janvier 2011 16:00

In Chicago's fight to go green, the next step may be to turn gray. Chicago is signing on as a member of the 100 Cool Cities Initiative. The initiative is a program seeking to offset global carbon emissions by encouraging installation of cool and reflective roofs and pavements in 100 major cities worldwide.

The initiative is spearheaded by Professor Hashem Akbari of Concordia University in Montreal, along with the White Roofs Alliance. Akbari is a founding member of the Heat Island Group and a leading researcher in the field of heat island mitigation.

more details here

 
Zero Energy Building of Singapore BCA Academy PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Jeudi, 26 Août 2010 16:33

SOURCE: http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=477

Zero Energy Building (ZEB) of Singapore BCA Academy was officially opened on 26 October 2009. It is intended as demonstration of application of clean and green technologies as well as intelligent building design, requiring no traditional energy (fossil fuel based) at all. ZEB is a retrofit of an existing building in BCA Academy featuring innovative green technologies such as sunrays collector and mirror ducts, green shading, solar chimneys and solar panels, coated glass for heat reduction, cool paint and cool pavement coating. Since its operation in October 2009, ZEB has been producing more energy than what it has been consuming. It is estimated that the building will save SGD 84,000/year energy cost compared to a typical office in Singapore (based on 21.69 cents/kWh).
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The ZEB also tests interesting products such as cool pavement coating developed by BCA and Nippo Corporation, and cool paint by Haruna Paint. Cool pavement coating contains fine hollow ceramics particles that reflects infra-red (IR) rays well, resulting in less thermal energy being absorbed by the pavement and less heat radiated back into the surrounding. Thermal insulating paint by Haruna Paint reflects more than 95% of near infra-red rays and is a good heat insulator.

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The application of cool pavement coating (blue color pavement), and mirror ducts at the side of the building for the rooms natural lighting

 
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