Article on NationSwell: The Rooftop Decoration That Could Cut Your Energy Cost

The White Roof Project has been turning the tops of buildings white since 2010.

The White Roof Project does one, simple thing: It coats buildings’ roofs with a paint-like, white, reflective coating. Traditional roofing materials (like black tar), convert sunlight to heat — dramatically raising the interior temperatures and increasing cooling costs. Coating a roof white reflects the sunlight, drastically reducing its temperature and that of the building’s interior and surrounding environment.

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Our 2014 Vision Plan

Juan Carlos, Founder of White Roof Project, discusses the organizations past successes and future goals. 

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Change Maker Series: Interview with Chris Helmuth of Hands on Phoenix

Reflecting on a Cool Roof Program Concluded We recently spoke with Chris Helmuth from Hands on Greater Phoenix. Hands on Greater Phoenix is a civic engagement program that matches volunteers from across the city with community organizations and government agencies in need of service.

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About Us: Stephanie Itkin, Social Media Intern

Did you know that we have an internship program? We do! Meet one of this summer’s interns, Stephanie Itkin. Want to join us in the fall? Email us at info [at] whiteroofproject [dot] org.

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The 2014 Season Starts Friday!

In August of 2013, while many New Yorkers were indoors escaping the late summer heat beside their air-conditioners, a forward-thinking engineer at the Lexington School for the Deaf had an idea. He picked up the phone and called our project manager.

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A Queens School Reflects on White Roof Project Effort

MetLife volunteers, White Roof Project staff, and the CEO of Lexington School for the Deaf discuss our efforts to spruce up the school grounds and coat the rooftop of Wing 4. Lexington School for the Deaf is the largest school for deaf children in New York State. They also provide vocational and other training 

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What About Sloped Rooftops? A Story on Metal Roofing.

From: JUNE 12, 2014 
The post below comes to us from guest blogger Paul Kazlov. Paul is a self-proclaimed green home remodeling enthusiast and an industry pioneer for innovation in home renovation. He writes for the Global Home Improvement Blog. Follow him on Twitter @PaulKazlov.

Paul’s post is on the benefits of metal roofing. White Roof Project coats flat, black rooftops with solar-reflective white coating. 

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Change Maker Series: Lawrence from Green City Force

From: JUNE 9, 2014 
Change is happening everywhere. Next time you’re walking down the street in NYC take a second to look up! You never know what’s going on above your head.

For this installation of the Change Maker Series I talked to Lawrence from Green City Force. Lawrence started several years ago as a member of GCF’s green jobs training training program. 

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Back on the Lower East Side with Green City Force

From: MAY 22, 2014 

WE’RE EXPANDING THE MODEL BLOCK WITH SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COUNCIL MEMBERS AND GREEN CITY FORCE TRAINEES! 

 

As part of an initiative to curb climate change, reduce stress on our city’s power grid,and save residents money, White Roof Project, Green City Force, and Council Members Chin and Mendez are excited to coat two more Manhattan rooftops 

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Energy, Quit Wasting it All, Will Ya?

In honor of Earth Day: School House Rocks’ early thoughts on energy conservation. Energy, Quit wasting it all, will ya?

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