Hunter College is a partner with the Mayor's Office as part of NYC's Cool Roofs initiative. This project helps mitigate the "heat island effect" in our city and decreases unwanted heat load inside the buildings that receive the cool roofs, helping to decrease the amount of air conditioning needed to cool these buildings on hot and sunny days. A paint that is specially formulated to deflect the heat of the sun is applied to traditional, black tar-coated roofs. Hunter College's Main Campus was chosen by the Mayor's Office to kick off the 2013 Cool Roofs season (see pictures below). Hunter's K - 12 school also received a cool roof (see even more pictures below).
You can read more about NYC's Cool Roofs initiative HERE.
Pictured below: The Mayor's Office, Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, NYC Department of Buildings, Con Ed, volunteers, and even NYC's Green mascot Birdie NYC help to kick off Cool Roofs' summer 2013 initiative on the roof of the Main Campus' West Building. The roof of the East Building received a Cool Roof, as well. Click on the thumbnails pictures below to enlarge. (Posted on 6/24/13)
Pictured below: The process of applying cool roof paint as it begins at Hunter College's K - 12 school. Click on the thumbnails pictures below to enlarge. (Posted on 5/10/13)