ATLANTA -- Fulton County Youth Commissioners will visit Springdale Place Comprehensive Service Center for Homeless Women with Children on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The Youth Commissioners will take the lead in a project that will improve the Springdale Place building’s energy efficiency and save taxpayer dollars. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Youth Commissioners will grab paintbrushes and other tools to paint the building’s roof white, which is in line with the “Cool Roof” concept.
According to the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Cool roofs can “save energy, cool urban heat islands, and help slow global warming.” The Youth Commissioners’ “White Roof Project” will increase building cost efficiency by reducing the roof’s heat levels.
The DOE reports the following benefits of installing a Cool Roof”:*