Dark roofs in Australia

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Too many properties in Australia have dark roofs which make the residents hotter. In ‘Seeing red over black roofs’ in the ABC Environment news online, Warren McLarren says, “On one hand Australians are loudly complaining about rising electricity costs, yet on the other, they themselves are contributing to these costs. Not particularly bright”.

Warren McLaren has worked in the environment sector for almost 20 years. Amongst many projects, he helped create the original EcoSpecifier green building materials database, researched and edited Greenpeace’s assessment of the Sydney ‘Green Olympics’, and contributed over 2,000 articles for the internationally renowned sustainability solutions blog, Treehugger.com.

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