Pittsburgh to paint roofs white on 10 city buildings

06/13/2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh has announced a program to paint the roofs of 10 city-owned buildings white to improve energy efficiency. The white, reflective paint allows heat to bounce back, reducing indoor temperatures by as much as 20%, according to Lindsay Baxter, a project manager for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The 50,000 square feet of painted space could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50 tons.

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