Looking Up: How Green Roofs and Cool Roofs Can Reduce Energy Use, Address Climate Change, and Protect Water Resources in Southern California

UCLA Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, NRDC Report, June 2012, R: 12-06-B

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 12-18

33 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012

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Cara Horowitz

Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law

Date Written: June 25, 2012

Abstract

The Emmett Center partners with NRDC on a new study analyzing the benefits of smart roofing options for Southern California. Looking Up concludes that green roofs and cool roofs would save energy and money, reduce global warming pollution, and relieve stress on California’s limited fresh water supply. Coauthored by Cara Horowitz, the study quantifies these benefits and makes policy recommendations for promoting smart roofs.

Keywords: green roofs, California, climate change, climate adaptation, energy efficiency

Suggested Citation

Horowitz, Cara, Looking Up: How Green Roofs and Cool Roofs Can Reduce Energy Use, Address Climate Change, and Protect Water Resources in Southern California (June 25, 2012). UCLA Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, NRDC Report, June 2012, R: 12-06-B; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 12-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2091615

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