Skip Nav
magnolia market
Chip and Joanna Gaines's Other Business Is a Surprise to Even Fans
Queen Elizabeth II
Here's What the $460 Million Updates to Buckingham Palace Will Include
Real Estate
You Have to See the Most Expensive House in the US to Believe How Extra It Is

Casa Verde: Paint It White

If you've ever read Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, you know that some of life's most important lessons were learned when we were young. One of them might save the world, sort of. As a kid you learned that light-colored surfaces reflect the sun's rays, while dark surfaces absorb them and warm up. Well, have you ever considered applying this simple technology to your home? Obama's energy secretary Steven Chu is pitching painting all rooftops white to curb global warming, saying that, "it’s the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years," if not more. If that's not reason enough for you to paint it white (what do the Stones know?), consider that a reflective rooftop will reduce your air-conditioning costs this Summer, which in turn will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cha-ching! The folks who built New Orleans's Superdome know what I'm talking about.
Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Kyley Kyley 7 years
here in Michigan in the winter months I would like the warming rays to be absorbed by the house thanks....
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Oh wow how interesting...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Oh wow how interesting...
New Poll: Global Warming at Bottom of American's To-Do List
Celebrities Wearing Winter White
Oh Snap! They're Meeeeeelting For a Cause
Eva Longoria Wearing White in Los Angeles July 2016
Gore's Inconvenient Follow Up on Its Way — Would You Buy It?
Queen Letizia Wearing a Little White Dress July 2016
Exterior House Painting Tips
Hillary Clinton's White Pantsuit (Video)
Design Star Wall Mural DIY
Priyanka Chopra's Time 100 Fashion (Video)
From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds