White Roof Project
RTO is interested in implementing White Roof Project here in Central Florida. If you have not heard of White Roof Project, please go to www.whiteroofproject.com and watch this informational YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRrXehaDZts.
“White Roofs’ energy saving potential is beyond great. In Miami, white roofing the schools could save 37 million dollars in ten years by reducing kilowatt-hours of energy used. That’s enough to power 3,000 homes for a year, buy Miami students 80,000 computers, or hire 1,000 more teachers,” said Director of Environmental Sustainability, Leisha John.
“Over the next twenty years, by simply painting rooftops white, as much as 24 trillion tons of carbon dioxide could be kept out of the atmosphere. That is the equivalent of removing the emissions of half the world’s cars during that time,” said AFP.
This simple solution is using a white roof coating to transform our dark rooftops to bright white rooftops. It’s simple, cheap, and doable. There are rebates given by utility companies and that covers the cost of the coating. Here in Florida, Florida Power & Light Company provides us with a rebate equal to 50 cents per square foot of coated space. The cost of labor can be reduced, if not eliminated, because volunteers using a special solar reflecting product for roofs, can apply this coating just like paint.
RTO is considering a pilot project in and around the Orlando, FL area. Because Florida has 250 sunny days a year, cool roofs make a lot of sense. There is a huge opportunity right here. If you want to sponsor or volunteer, or know of a worthy candidate, please click the Contact button above.