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Cool Roof Policy- Telangana

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Source: HT

The Telangana government in India has announced a “Cool Roof Policy” for buildings, requiring all government, non-residential, and commercial buildings to implement cool roofs, which are designed to be heat resilient and energy-efficient.

 

Aim: The policy aims to make buildings thermally comfortable and heat resilient, reduce energy consumption, lower costs, and control carbon dioxide emissions. The cool roof technology is expected to reduce indoor temperatures by 2-4°C compared to traditional roofs and save 20% in energy costs.

 

Values: Environmental sustainability, public health, energy efficiency, and social responsibility