Cool Roof Candidates Sought

November 9, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

Colleges interested in participating in a Spring 2013 effort to increase the number of Cool Roofs at CUNY are being sought. Cool roofs significantly reduce the surface temperature of asphalt and similar roofs during warmer months, by reflecting sunlight and emitting rather than absorbing solar radiation, in turn lowering cooling loads and helping to conserve energy. Part of the city-wide NYC Cool Roofs program, the initiative builds on existing efforts at LaGuardia Community College and Queens College in recent years. Support includes materials for coating the roofs with specialized reflective paint and guidance on engaging students and others in the effort. Candidate roofs must be flat, accessible and in good condition. Colleges interested in participating in this effort should contact sustainable@mail.cuny.edu