Energy Efficiency
Highly Reflective Roof

What Is It?

Buildings absorb an immense amount of heat from the sun. Roofs that are painted white, or another highly reflective color, can distribute the sunlight and the heat it generates away from a building.


Reflective roofs can lower the amount of energy needed to keep a building cool. This lowers a building’s energy consumption as well as associated energy costs.

  • Read more about the benefits of highly reflective roofs.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Equity
  • Federal Reserve
  • Gillette
  • John Hancock
  • New England Aquarium
  • TD Garden

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

A Small Sample of Some Reflective Roof Providers in Boston


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