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2019-05-23. This engineered wood radiates heat into space, potentially slashing cooling costs.

posted May 25, 2019, 10:12 AM by Alan Gould
By Robert F. Service, Science Magazine. [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/engineered-wood-radiates-heat-space-potentially-slashing-cooling-costs] For GSS Energy Use chapter 8. Excerpt: Households in the U.S. Southwest spend about $400 per year to cool their homes, about twice the national average. Now, a new type of wood that radiates heat into space could offer some relief. If used on a building’s exterior, such as in siding and roofs, the material could drop a building’s temperature as much as 10°C and reduce cooling costs as much as 60%....