On Tuesday, 30 members of the Chinese National Building Waterproof Association, which represents Chinese roofing manufacturers, and Chinese government officials came to Berkeley Lab for a day-long workshop on cool roofs. Their visit took place as part of the cool-roof project of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center—Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE).
Their day was packed with talks and a tour of the cool materials lab. Participants learned about how cool roofing and paving materials can mitigate the urban heat island, reduce building air conditioning loads, and slow global warming. Other topics included cool roofs in U.S. building energy efficiency standards, and the potential impact of cool roof adoption in China.
Mr. ZHANG Fulin of China’s Ministry of Urban Housing and Rural Development (MOHURD) presented a well-attended seminar on building energy conservation in China.