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Display Name: Becky Hammer
Member Since: 1/31/14

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While white roofs may have an edge over green (vegetated) roofs on the metric of energy efficiency, green roofs absorb stormwater runoff that would otherwise flow off the roof and into local waterways. This is a benefit that white-painted roofs don't provide. Given that stormwater runoff is a primary and still-growing source of water pollution in almost every community in America, this is an important factor to consider. I don't think it's fair to call white roofs "better for the environment" overall.

White Roofs More Green Than Green Roofs Design News
1/31/14 11:58 AM