Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy
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- This video states that traditional, dark-colored roofing materials absorb a great deal of sunlight, which in turn transfers heat to a building.
- Evidence presented on how cool roofs can mitigate the heat island effect in urban areas.
- The video also discusses how growing vegetation on top of a building is a cool roof variation.
- Comments from expert scientist: Overall, the video is very easy to follow and presents sound scientific principals in the explanation.
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- The text version of the video has both the narration and description of the visuals. This can be used with screen readers by visually-challenged users.
- There is closed-captioned text, but there are some minor inaccuracies.
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