This course provides an analysis of the effect of cool or highly reflective roofs in reducing peak demand charges, which may account for a significant portion of monthly electric bills in both new and existing air-conditioned commercial buildings in all North American climate zones.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
+ Estimate the potential savings achieved when installing a cool roof.
+ Describe how to achieve other business/community benefits associated with reducing peak energy demand.
+ Understand the impact of insulation on energy savings of reflective roofing.
+ Explain how reflective cool roofs reduce typical energy bills, even in northern climate zones.