Implementing Cool Roofing Technology in Montreal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Implementing Cool Roofing Technology in Montreal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

0 a signé. Prochain objectif : 100 !
Quand elle atteindra 100 signatures, cette pétition aura plus de chance d'être inscrite comme pétition recommandée !
Anna Li Zoccali a lancé cette pétition adressée à City Council of Montreal

Climate change is one of the largest threats to our everyday lives, affecting our food systems, water availability, physical and mental health. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report in the fall of 2018 (written by 200 authors from 40 countries) that warned us that we have until 2030 to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% globally in order to avert climate catastrophe.

If the entire world were to use cool roofing technology, this would have the same effect as removing 300 million cars off the road for 20 years. This cost effective solution is the use of white or reflective paint on roofs, which absorbs less heat causing indoor temperatures to drop during the warmer months, reducing the need for air conditioning. The International Energy Agency found that 13% of the world’s energy is for air conditioning use, creating approximately 2 billion tons of CO2 per year. Using white roofs will also help to cool down cities which are an average of 2-5 degrees hotter than their more rural counterparts. 

This is a vital climate solution as it is cost effective and can even increase the longevity of a roof by 10 years. It has been successfully implemented in cities within the United States, India, Spain, etc. Montreal has not made any legislative moves to make a city wide mandate for new and renovated roofs to use this cool roofing technology. This petition urges the City Council of Montreal to create a bylaw ordering that every newly made and newly renovated roof use cool roofing technology, to address our high greenhouse gas emissions. 

By signing this petition, we can bring awareness to this simple climate solution and to bring change to the City of Montreal. Please sign and share this petition so that together we can make a difference. 

0 a signé. Prochain objectif : 100 !
Quand elle atteindra 100 signatures, cette pétition aura plus de chance d'être inscrite comme pétition recommandée !