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Heat island which is the most documented phenomenon of climatic change is related to the increase of urban temperatures compared to the suburban. Among the various urban heat island mitigation techniques, cool roofs are the most promising since they simultaneously contribute to buildings’ energy efficiency.
The temperature of cities continues to increase because of the heat island phenomenon and the undeniable climatic change. The observed high ambient temperatures intensify the energy problem of cities, deteriorates comfort conditions, put in danger the vulnerable population and amplify the pollution problems.
Cool roofs can reduce cooling-energy use in air conditioned buildings and increase comfort in unconditioned buildings.
Cool roofs and cool pavements mitigate summer urban heat islands, improving outdoor air quality and comfort.
Installing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities worldwide is a compelling win–win activity that can be undertaken immediately, outside of international negotiations to cap CO2 emissions.
The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network aims to respond to the common interests of stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU, active in the field of clean energy. The EU - GCC Clean Energy Network is the practical instrument for development of concrete cooperation activities on clean energy, including the related policy and technology aspects, among various players across the EU and GCC countries. http://www.eugcc-cleanergy.net/
The ECRC is a European non- profit organization that maintains an independent product rating program to measure the radiative properties of the surface layer of roofing products. Government entities or other interested parties may refer to the ECRC as a reliable, credible source of radiative property data. http://coolroofcouncil.eu/
The Abolin Co is a cool roofs and pavements manufacturer. www.abolinco.com