Monday, July 18, 2011

Bill Clinton Says 'Paint Your Roofs White'

UPDATE: New Study Shows White Roofs are Three Times More Effective than Green Roofs at Fighting Climate Change

From an older related articles:
Doing this with any random White Paint, is a waste of time.
Your really need a Selective Coating.  See the article above on Solar heat numbers where I go in to some specifics on this.

From Slashdot : Bill Clinton Says 'Paint Your Roofs White'  7/18/2011

"Former President Bill Clinton thinks 'every black roof in New York should be white; every roof in Chicago should be white; every roof in Little Rock should be white. Every flat tar-surface roof anywhere! In most of these places you could recover the cost of the paint and the labor in a week.' Noting that Mayor Bloomberg started a program to hire and train young people to paint New York's roofs white, Clinton says a big percentage of the kids have been able to parlay this simple work into higher-skilled training programs or energy-related retrofit jobs. The benefit: not only will 'cool roofs' lower the utility bill in every apartment house 10 to 20 percent, but it frees cash that can be spent to increase economic growth. Clinton presented this with fourteen additional ideas for growing the economy, saving energy, and attacking the jobs crisis."

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