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
33 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Date Written: June 25, 2012
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
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