Green or white? Planted or painted roofs can cool buildings

10 April 2014

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It’s getting hot in the city, and our overheated cities are only going to get hotter still as more people pile in and development and energy use intensifies. But planting away the problem could be a surprisingly low-cost solution to create cool roofs that will reduce office temperatures and improve working conditions for millions, says Gurdane Virk (UCL Bartlett) in The Conversation.