What do you see in this satellite image of Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood?
Chris Meyer, our Operations Director, points out that there are ‘black roofs’ everywhere.
Dark surfaces on roads and roofs in cities absorb heat and can affect regional energy use and health. Applying a white or reflective coating to the roof of a building or house costs very little and substantially reduces the heat island effect for downtown Cincinnati.
Here’s a data-rich infographic from whiteroofproject.org that explores the impact of the difference between white and black roofs.