A Practical Guide to Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements
In January 2012, the R20 along with its partner the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) launched The Cool Roofs Toolkit.
The Practical Guide to Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements was developed as an informative primer and implementation guide for cool roofs enthusiasts, from the curious to professionals.
This is a practical guide that:
explains the science and technology behind cool roofs and why they are an important part of the solution to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,
explains the effectiveness of different cool roof materials and suggests cool roof solutions for different climatic and structural situations,
provides recommendations and tips for how government officials can go about supporting cool roof policies and implementing cool roof projects in their jurisdictions.