Cool Roofs Cost Effectiveness in All California Climate Zones

This report evaluates the cost-effectiveness of installing high albedo roofing, known as cool roofs, that produce efficiency savings and mitigate the urban heat island effect. Local governments can use this cost-effectiveness information to justify inclusion of cool roof approaches in “reach codes,” building codes that go beyond State Title 24 energy provisions. Local reach codes must be evaluated for cost-effectiveness and approved by the California Energy Commission.

Cool Roofs Cost Effectiveness Report