university of maryland

Engineered wood stays 12 degrees cooler, saves AC costs by up to 60 percent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The research team behind "super wood" is at it again - this time engineering a wood that's capable of staying 12 degrees cooler than regular wood.
 
Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado hoped to find a passive way for buildings to dump heat sustainably. The solution is wood - it is already used as a building material, and is renewable and sustainable.