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Take a look through these virtual row homes to learn more about the products that will be installed on the winning 1200 Block of Wolf Street!

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Take a look through these virtual row homes to learn more about the products that will be installed on the winning 1200 Block of Wolf Street!

Watch our video from the RetroFIT Philly Launch Event.

Watch this video to view highlights from the block party and to learn more about cool roofs.

RetroFIT Philly Information Kit:
Mayor Nutter to Celebrate with Winners of Philly "Coolest Block" Contest
Just in Time for Summer, Retrofit Philly “Coolest Block” Contest Winners Get Energy Efficiency Makeover 
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Announces the Winner of the "Coolest Block" Contest
Mayor Nutter Launches "Coolest Block" Contest
Letter from the Mayor (359KB PDF)
Energy Efficiency Fact Sheet (384KB PDF)
Contest Fact Sheet (976KB PDF)

Listed below are links to sites that can provide you with more information about cool roofs, energy efficiency and green building.

White Roofs Cool the World, Directly Offset CO2 and Delay Global Warming

Cool Roof Rating Council The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a third-party rating system for the solar reflectance and thermal emittance properties of roof surfacing materials.

Cool Roof Energy Savings Calculator The US Department of Energy's Cool Roof Calculator estimates cooling and heating savings for flat roofs with non-black surfaces. 

Dow Building Solutions (part of the Dow Building and Construction business group) Get the most out of the investment in your home by making it energy efficient. Learn more about energy efficiency and sustainability at Dow on this site.

Dow Construction Chemicals (part of the Dow Building and Construction business group) Learn more about Dow's role in developing elastomeric roof coatings and other ways this business serves the building and construction industry.

Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia The Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia has lots of information on what Philadelphia homeowners, and homeowners across the country, can do to increase their home's energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR's Cool Roof Information Energy Star is the government-run program that establishes energy efficiency criteria for "cool" roofs and other products. The site also provides information about potential tax credits for homeowners.

ENERGY STAR's Insulation and Air Sealing Information This site focuses on how and where homeowners can insulate and air seal their homes to reduce heating and cool costs by up to 20%. 

Greenworks Philadelphia Greenworks Philadelphia is the city's comprehensive plan to become "the greenest city in America." Retrofitting 15% of housing stock with insulation, air sealing and cool roofs is one of the city's top three priorities for reducing Philadelphia's vulnerability to rising energy prices.

Heat Island Group The Heat Island Program is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducts Heat Island research to find, analyze, and implement solutions to the summer warming trends occurring in urban areas.