Thank you to NYC CoolRoofs Volunteers

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A big THANK YOU! to the volunteers who spent a beautiful Saturday morning at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library painting the roof in reflective paint.  This is the second year that WIA partnered with NYC °CoolRoofs, an initiative of NYC Service and Department of Buildings.  We appreciate the hard working volunteers who got their hands dirty: Amanda Waal, Lisa Davis, Emirjeta Taipi, Venus Carbuccia, Yelisa Grullon, Kimberly Tate, Adabelay Londono, Yinery Baez, Courtney Ferguson, Anna Misanvu, Sandra Benjamin, Lanna Semel, Erica Weiss, Siena Shaw, Meg Tanaka, Katherine Schwamb, and Phillip Eddy.

A reflective roof releases heat quickly, which combats the urban heat island effect and reduces a building’s interior temperature up to 30%. With a cooler internal temperature, air conditioning usage is lower and energy consumption, carbon emissions, and electricity bills are reduced. Additionally, a reflective surface prolongs the lifespan of both the roof and the cooling equipment by decreasing the thermal shock stress caused by extreme temperature changes.

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