Finalists

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Sumasalamin Sa Sun (“Reflect the sun”) - PHIlippines

Sumasalamin Sa Sun (Tagalog, meaning “Reflect the sun”) is an initiative of Cornland International and Carbonergy Business Consultancy Services. This project will provide high-quality reflective coating for corrugated metal roofs of approximately 100 low-income homes in the Cavite province and on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Working with international and local charities, the team will deploy cool roofing to 50 homes in impoverished areas, representing a combined roof area of up to 6,000m2.

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Cool Roof Transform Project - Cote d'Ivoire

Cool Roof Transform Project Cote d'Ivoire is led by Social Tech in partnership with MonArtisan. Through this initiative, the team will mobilise schools and the surrounding communities to recycle plastic waste and sell it on to recyclers, thereby generating the funds to deploy cool roofing. They will then tap into MonArtisan’s network of painters to apply the coating. The team aim to fund the first 40,000 sqm of cool roofing as a demonstrator project, with the remaining 60% financed by the income generated from the recycling.

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Cool Roofs - South africa

Cool Roofs will be implemented by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), in partnership with local municipalities. This project is aimed at scaling cool roof solutions in RDP (government subsidised) homes throughout South Africa. In each municipality selected, the team intend to deploy at least 25,000 square metres of cool roofing and spread awareness of the benefits of cool roofs among the communities. Working with a professional labour management company, SANEDI will train unemployed local residents to apply the specialised coating in their communities.

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cool means - mexico

Cool MEANS will be delivered by a partnership of four organisations: Arup, Echale, MetaRE & New Story. The team aim to deliver access to cooling in low income households in Mexico by integrating a paint developed by MetaRE in the standard housing designs of Echale and New Story. The project will begin with a pilot building to identify and test material supplies, prototype installation methodologies, deliver preliminary training and collect data to validate performance predicted with the simulation tools. They will then produce a toolkit to allow their solution to be scaled up incrementally to other buildings in the community.

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Cooling Rwanda 2020 - rwanda

Cooling Rwanda 2020 will be led by the Rwanda Green Building Organization, with GreenA Consultants acting as the technical partner. This project is designed to alleviate cooling challenges in Kigali and beyond, beginning with a number of demonstrator projects and awareness campaigns in homes and a variety of government, commercial, and public buildings. The second phase of the project, from March 2020, will see the launch of a training and entrepreneurship programmes and business matching platforms aimed at scaling the project’s success.

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Topps Seal Coating to Create Reflective Roof Surfaces - Kenya

Topps Seal Coating to Create Reflective Roof Surfaces will be implemented by Steam Plant Ltd in partnership with Topps Products. Based in Nairobi, the Steam Plant team will work with local leaders to sensitise the target communities to the benefits of cool roofing. The project will focus on recruiting and training young people to carry out pilot cool roof projects on key community buildings such as schools and medical clinics. They then plan to scale the project across the country through partnerships with NGOs, national and county-level governments.

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Driving Climate Action to Combat UHI with @CoolRoofs Tangerang - Indonesia

Driving Climate Action to Combat UHI with @CoolRoofs Tangerang is an initiative of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), in partnership with the Tangerang Municipality, University of Florida and Milenium Solutions USA. The team will run a pilot project deploying cool roof materials on six residential, community and public buildings in the Tangerang municipality of Indonesia. This benchmark project will then be replicated in other municipalities and cities within Indonesia to achieve 1 million square metre coverage. As part of their project, the team will raise public awareness of cool roofs, provide training programmes in cool roof installation, and scale up local supply chains.

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Cool Roofers Senegal - SENEGAL

Cool Roofers Senegal is an initiative of Cool Roofs France in partnership with Dakar-based eco-construction company Elementerre Sarl. This project is aimed at deploying highly reflective paint to roofs in households and public buildings in low-income neighbourhoods in Dakar. The initial pilot project aimed at coating five buildings will kick off a more comprehensive strategy of technology transfer, training and support to local partners, eventually scaling to 50 buildings in the locality. Cool Roofs France later plan to scale throughout Senegal and beyond, boosting job creation and increasing affordable access to cooling throughout Africa.

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Use of Innovative Indigenous Materials for Thermal Comfort - Bangladesh

Use of Innovative Indigenous Materials for Thermal Comfort will be implemented by BRAC University in collaboration with local government, business and academic stakeholders. The team aim to conduct a randomised controlled trial comparing three different strategies for reducing indoor temperature in low income households in Dhaka, including indigenous insulating materials such as dense coir and bamboo mats. This will use a mixed method approach, with community engagement and focus group discussions supplementing the quantitative testing.

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Cool Roofs Piloting Initiative in Niger (COROPIN) - NIGER

Cool Roofs Piloting Initiative in Niger (COROPIN) is an initiative of Mercy Corps. This project is designed to stimulate the private sector and create a market for cool roof solutions and products in Niger, while raising awareness and fostering demand for cool roofing solutions. The team plan to achieve this through demonstration projects targeting several levels of engagement: community, local government, national government, private sector, and the general public.