According to the latest Abell Foundation report, cool roofs are becoming the hot new trend in sustainable architecture nationwide. These roofs are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and limit heat absorption. And environmentalists are looking at the practice as a way to help fight climate change. Baltimore's NPR affiliate, WYRP, looked at this trend as it’s occurring in Baltimore, and in other parts of the country with guests: Abell Report author and freelance journalist Joan Jacobson; Kurt Shickman, executive director of the Global Cool Cities Alliance; and John Mello, projects director for the Baltimore Center for Green Careers.
Global Cool Cities Alliance's Shickman discusses cool roofs in Baltimore on NPR's "Midday" show
Wednesday, October 30, 2013