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Cool Roof Material Eases Energy Demands

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The sun over Australia is notoriously brutal, with consistently high UV index levels. This demands air conditioners and fans, heightening most buildings’ power needs at a time when saving energy is a top priority for many. A new roofing material in development could help cool that demand and reduce energy consumption; and what better place to test it out than under the fierce Aussie sun? The new material, developed by a team at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), with funding from an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant, comprises a coated polymer stack on a...Read full article

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