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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bright Is The New Black: New York Roofs Go Cool

 “On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists that details the first scientific results from the city's unprecedented effort to brighten rooftops and reduce its "urban heat island" effect.” Read more at http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/ny-roofs.html