Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 17:10
A strategy to reduce global warming is to increase the reflectance and thermal emittance of the built environment (Akbari, Menon, e Rosenfeld 2008). The urban heat islands usually increase the temperature by more than 10ºC (Santamouris et al. 2001). A cool roof can reduce the temperature up to 3.3ºC (Synnefa, Santamouris, e Akbari 2007) and improve indoor thermal comfort and reduce energy consumption.