While actual energy saving depends on many variables, the use of high
albedo roofing with appropriate insulation can result in a savings of
as much as 40 percent in cooling costs and a reduction in peak cooling
demand of over 10 percent. Georgia was the first state to recognize the
energy saving benefits of �cool
roofs� in the model energy code for commercial buildings.
The amendment provides incentives to building owners to install
highly reflective roofing materials.
For more information, contact the Georgia
Department of Community Affairs (404-679-3118).