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White Colorbond® steel roofing from BlueScope Steel makes the roof of the CTICC (front left) a cool roof.

Cool roofs combat urban heat islands

Mar 30, 2011 2:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

White Colorbond® steel roofing from BlueScope Steel makes the roof of the CTICC (front left) a cool roof.The term ‘urban heat island’ (UHI) refers to a phenomenon that occurs in urban areas where temperatures are often significantly higher than in surrounding peri-urban or rural areas.

According to BlueScope Steel, a leading multinational supplier of coated steel roofing materials, two of the most effective ways of cooling urban heat islands are to make use of urban forestry and cool roofs.