Want to keep cool indoors this summer? Maybe you should consider painting your roof white! Visions looks at new research launched by the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne has assessed the benefits of white roofs and aims to help residential, commercial and industrial building owners determine if white roofs are suitable for their buildings and guide them through the best materials to use.
For more information about the cool roofs project and to download a copy of the report, please go to http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Environment/WhatCouncilisDoing/Pages/Coolroofs.aspx.
Produced by David Scott and Navina Smith
Camera by Clive Banfield and Patch Moore
Edited by Rob Cross
With thanks to:
Irene Vlahos & Councillor Cathy Oke (City of Melbourne)
Dr Dominique Hes, Dr Nicholas Williams & Dr Stephen Livesley (University of Melbourne)