When cool-roof materials enter a discussion, the tendency is to think of them as a class of products that fit best in sun-drenched, high annual temperature portions of the country. Research, however, tells us that the benefits can be realized in all climate zones.

Read more about the research and finds that estimate that an annual saving of $735 billion can be accomplished if 80 percent of all commercial buildings in the United States install a cool roof. "Cool Roofs Not Just for the Sun Belt" by Stan Graveline appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Commercial Building Products magazine.