Super-reflective white paint could keep buildings cool

UCLA-led Team Develops Ways to Keep Buildings Cool with Improved Super White Paints

A research team led by UCLA materials scientists has demonstrated ways to make super white paint that reflects as much as 98% of incoming heat from the sun. The advance shows practical pathways for designing paints that, if used on rooftops and other parts of a building, could significantly reduce cooling costs, beyond what standard white ‘cool-roof’ paints can achieve.

Typical white paint manages to reflect just 85% of light falling on it.

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