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Feb2-11, 07:57 PM
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Quote Quote by Topher925 View Post
My school is putting up some new buildings that use geothermal for heating/cooling and solar panels. Other ideas:
Paint the roofs white
Insulate hot water pipes
Make freshman spin generators
Tinting on windows with a southern exposure (if one is in the northern hemisphere) are a good idea. Also planting shrubs and trees on the southern side of a building, especially if the building has a parking lot or roadway along side it can cut down on the heat from the pavement.

I've seen studies that suggest a white roof can reduce heating. Or put solar panels on the roof.