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THE NYC °COOL ROOFS PROGRAM is an innovative effort to reduce cooling costs, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by applying reflective, white coating to rooftops. The citywide program – a unique partnership among public and private organizations, non-profit groups and individual property owners – is designed to cool 1 million square feet of rooftop. This effort is a component of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's promise to coat rooftops white to help meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, the primary goal of Plan NYC, the City's comprehensive sustainability plan. In September 2009, Mayor Bloomberg and former Vice President Al Gore first announced a pilot program for NYC °Cool Roofs with NYC Service volunteers, who coated 100,000 square feet of rooftop over a two-week period in Queens,
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A building's temperature is determined by several factors, including the amount of energy asbsorbed by the roof. Installing a Cool Roof reduces energy absorption and is an easy way to lower indoor air temperatures and cut energy costs. A Cool Roof is more than just a roof painted white. The key to reducing energy absorption is a highly-reflective coating. To be a Cool Roof, a roof must be treated with a specialized coating material that is lightly colored and has two unique properties: high solar reflectivity and high infrared emissivity.
Solar reflectivity expresses the degree to which a roof reflects the visible, infrared and ultraviolet rays that comprise solar energy. Solar reflectivity is measured as a value between 0 and 1. A value of 0 indicates a surface that is totally absorbent with no reflectance properties while a value of 1 indicates a totally reflective surface.
Infrared emissivity refers to the roof's ability to give off its absorbed heat. Highly emissive surfaces are cooler than non-emissive surfaces since they have the ability to shed more absorbed heat at a faster rate.
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