The Building Technologies Program 

Advanced Technology Briefings

These short, one-page briefings on key technologies in the building and energy efficiency industries are written to educate the public and stakeholders about these technologies and facilitating debate on and around the issues of utilizing new, innovative and non-traditional technologies to create more sustainable and affordable buildings.  In adddition to being available in PDF form here, all of these briefings are posted in full on our Building Technologies Blog.


Cool Roofs: A Big DealThis one-page tech brief defines cool roofs, explains how roof coolness is measured and outlines the role of cool roofs in offsetting carbon and reducing energy bills.