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Posted Thu Jan 23 2014: from San Francisco Business Times:
White roofs beat 'green' roofs on climate change, says Berkeley Lab study
Though so-called "green" roofs with gardens growing on them are popular today and have some environmental advantages, plain white roofs reflect sunlight and reduce global warming. According to a study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a simple white roof reflects three times as much sunshine as a green rooftop garden. "By absorbing less sunlight than either green or black roofs, white roofs offset a portion of the warming effect from greenhouse gas emissions," the lab said.
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Imagine the albedodo bird crap on all that white.

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