Reflective roof coatings impart high solar reflectance properties on applied surfaces to reduce conductance of heat through applied structures. These coatings consist of special pigments that reflect sunlight and infrared radiation, enabling buildings to be maintained at lower temperatures even at peak summer conditions. The reflective roof coatings are increasingly finding adoption in urban environments, where high energy usage generated from the use of air conditioners and the resulting urban heat island effects are growing causes of concern. The use of the coatings can help improve building comfort while reducing cooling energy, enabling a sustainable global environment to be maintained.
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Keywords: Reflective coatings, cool roof, infrared radiation, energy saving, urban heat island, solar reflectance, passive cooling