The dark-coloured, heat-retaining materials that are used to construct the buildings in our cities are one of the main causes of the urban heat island effect. Buildings absorb solar radiation and store heat from the sun, which means they not only require large amounts of energy to achieve adequate interior cooling, but that the absorbed heat is also released into the surrounding urban environment. As global warming threatens to exacerbate this problem there is a pressing need for intelligent solar heat management solutions for our cities.
That’s why UNSProducts and UNSknowledge have developed The Coolest White with Monopol Colors. The Coolest White is an ultra-durable paint that protects buildings and urban structures from excessive solar radiation – thus slowing down the Urban Heat Island Effect.
The paint is based on fluoropolymer technology. It has long lasting and ultra-durable properties that prolong the lifecycle of the coating up to 30 years. The multilayered coating system was developed for high-quality metallic facade elements and aluminium, steel or fiberglass structures.
The Coolest White
Ben van Berkel with Filippo Lodi, Harlen Miller and Maurizio Papa, Saba Nabavi Tafreshi
Lionel Schlessinger with Tim Kröger, Melinda Baeriswyl, Simon Gantner