Hot Topic, Cool Concepts: Efficiency Mandate Drives Building-System Advances

From JPCL, July 2011

By Allen F. Zielnik


by Allen F. Zielnik

Some Like it Hot, the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy declared. The plot may have thickened as the temperature rose for Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. But in a more reality-based, literal interpretation, a rising mercury means more energy use and associated higher costs, increased air pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions, and the danger of heat-related illness....
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Tagged categories: Atlas Material Testing; Building Envelope; Cool roof coatings; Cool walls; Energy efficiency

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