Dubai, UAE, 23 April 2018: While there are many technical solutions available to reduce cooling loads, it is also important to consider non-technical solutions, such as the cool roof coating, to achieve the same goal of energy efficiency, said Beyhan Gözoğul, Business Development Manager, Middle East, Africa, Greece, Turkey, Dow Construction Chemicals.
Sharing details on the solution, Gözoğul said, “The cool roof coating technology is designed to reduce the HVAC cooling load by 20% in GCC climatic conditions.”
Explaining the features of the solution, she added that the roof of the building could be sprayed with the low-VOC, water-based solution up to a thickness of one millimetre, and it forms a flexible membrane, which is durable in all climatic conditions.
Speaking from a building retrofit perspective, Gözoğul said, “One of the strongest properties of this product is to use it on the roof of old buildings.”
Gözoğul added that the company is currently working on a project on one of the buildings belonging to Dubai Municipality, where the energy consumption is currently being monitored, and in June 2018, the solution would be applied on the roof of the building, following which, a third party would monitor the consumption and compare the results.