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GCCA Part of Coalition to Study Benefits of Smart Roofs on Affordable Housing

Posted by karen-smith-murphy on March 30, 2015

n response to growing interest in understanding the health, economic, social, and energy implications of greener affordable housing, GCCA partnered with clean energy and green building research and advising firm, Capital E, and several national non-profits (including AIA and USGBC), to study the costs and benefits of smart roof technologies.  Based on a first-of-its-kind analyses of four multi-unit affordable housing properties in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, the study presents a rigorous and comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of four rapidly growing roof technologies—cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and solar thermal—that will be invaluable for policymakers and developers alike.  The report, authored by Capital E and funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation, finds that cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and solar thermal provide large financial, health, and environmental benefits in most cities studied.

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