Cool your roof. Lower your costs.
With Gardner-Gibson, energy efficiency is a win-win
situation. Gardner-Gibson roof coatings deliver cost-effective, time-tested solutions for refurbishing the roof, protecting your building and its contents. At the same time, our coatings offer energy efficient solutions without added cost.
White roof coatings are a proven way to reduce temperatures by reflecting the sun’s powerful rays back into the atmosphere. Gardner-Gibson energy efficient coatings deliver high solar reflectivity and thermal emittance which significantly reduce roof temperatures. Lower roof temperatures can lower internal temperatures and reduce cooling needs for a more energy efficient building.
- "A cool roof transfers less heat to the building below, so the building stays cooler and uses less energy for air conditioning.” — US Environmental Protection Agency
- "Cool roofing products are made of highly reflective and emissive materials that can remain approximately 50 to 60°F (28-33°C) cooler than traditional materials during peak summer weather.” — US Environmental Protection Agency
- “Our research shows that any improvement to a roof that limits the summertime solar heat gain actually results in energy-cost savings for the building owner, as well as a reduction in the building's overall environmental impact.” — Professor Hashem Akbari., Concordia University
- “Widespread use of cool roofs could reduce the national peak demand for electricity by 6.2 to 7.2 gigawatts (GW),13 or the equivalent of eliminating the need to build 12 to 14 large power plants that have an energy capacity of 500 megawatts each.” — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cool Roof Links:
Cool Roofs Beat Heat in All Climes
Using Cool Roofs to Reduce Heat Islands
Reducing Heat Islands, Chapter 4: Cool Roofs
Department of Energy Cool Roof Calculator
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Cool Roof Calculator
List of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs in US
Energy Star Products
Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Approved Products
CA Title 24 Q&A Guide
California Title 24
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED)
LEED Ratings Guide (USGBC)