Governments look to ban dark coloured rooftops to cool cities

Governments across Australia are being pressured to ban the use of dark coloured rooftops in new homes to reduce urban temperatures and energy use:

A number of groups are pushing for the change as part of the updating of the National Construction Code (NCC), which could make cooler roofs mandatory by September 2022.

“It would be so much more interesting – and sensible – to see light coloured roofs in Australia’s hottest locations,” said Rob McLeod of Renew, one of the country’s main organisations advocating for sustainable living.

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