What are high albedo materials ?

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Tojo Thomas asked 6 years ago
What are high albedo materials ?
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What are high albedo materials ?
Smart cities are highly dependent on the development of Green Buildings which use high albedo materials that help adapt to the environment without much contribution from external factors.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 6 years ago

To understand what high albedo materials are, it is important to understand about albedo.

Albedo is the measure of reflected solar energy to incident solar energy. In simpler terms, it is the measure of solar absorption.

High Albedo Materials are those materials that have high reflectivity and low absorptivity. These materials are preferred during the development of smart cities and green buildings because they help neutralize the urban heat island effect in a natural manner.