Coating exterior walls with solar-reflective paints can lead to substantial energy savings in hot climates - Berkeley Lab
Can't take the heat? 'Cool Walls' can reduce energy costs, pollution Berkeley Lab - If these walls could talk, they might tell you that cutting energy costs and pollution may be as easy as giving them a fresh coat of lighter, more reflective paint. A study by scientists at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) modeled several different types and ages of buildings, and found that in many places sunlight-reflecting “cool” exterior walls can save as much or more energy than sunlight-reflecting cool roofs.
The Press Democrat- After five years of planning, Windsor officials have approved construction of a 360 unit apartment complex that will be the town’s most eco-friendly housing community and will include all electric mechanicals such as heat pumps for water and cooling, and appliances powered by solar panels installed throughout the 20-acre property.
Utility Dive- The U.S. Department of Energy issued a notice of proposed interpretive rulemaking that efficiency advocates say will freeze standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters that use natural gas or propane.
MCE- A green and healthy home supports the well-being of the people living there in many different ways. Ensure your home is clean, healthy, and safe by following Green and Healthy Homes’ 8 Elements of a green and healthy home.