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Front of school building

Back to front of school building

3. Roof

Roof insulation

Roof insulation with shiny metal surface

A layer of insulation that has a shiny metal surface can be put into roof insulation to reflect some heat radiation back into the school.

Because shiny metallic surfaces are good at reflecting heat and bad at
absorbing heat, the same shiny
surface can help keep the school
cool in summer.