Y-12 adds 100K square feet of 'cool' roofs

Y-12 adds 100K square feet of 'cool' roofs


OAK RIDGE (AP) - The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge has installed almost 100,000 square feet of new heat reflective roofs to save on energy costs at the facility.

According to a news release from the National Nuclear Security Administration, the new roofs can cut cooling costs by 15%. Cool roofs work because their light color reflects heat, rather than absorbing it.

With the recent addition, cool roofs now cover 15% of the Y-12 facility and plans call for a majority of the current roofs to be replaced with cool roofs in the future.

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