Selecting Cool Roofs
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides an overview on cool roofs which are designed to maintain a lower roof temperature than traditional roofs while the sun is shining.
Cool roofs have surfaces that reflect sunlight and emit heat more efficiently than hot or dark roofs, keeping them cooler in the sun. In contrast, hot roofs absorb much more solar energy than cool roofs, making them hotter.
Cool roofs can be desirable to a building owner for several reasons. They can reduce energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs, improve indoor thermal comfort for spaces that are not air conditioned, and decrease roof operating temperature, which may extend roof service life. Cool roofs can also benefit the environment, and policymakers may issue cool roof regulations to provide these benefits to the society.
This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for engineers, building owners and professionals who are interested in learning more about cool roofs to determine whether cool roofing is an appropriate energy efficiency option for a particular building.
This PE continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the basics of cool roofs
- Understanding the different types of cool roofs
- Learning about cool roof selection and application
- Knowing whether a cool roof is appropriate for a certain project
- Gaining an overview of the precautions and considerations behind cool roofs
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