Global Impact

Due to rapid urbanization, global temperature is on the rise. It contributes to the development of infrastructure and concrete jungles with elevated surface temperatures up to 70°C high. The urban regions thus experience warmer air temperatures & which contributes to the increased UHI. Urban Heat Island (UHI) refers to the higher temperatures experienced in dense urban areas. Heat energy from the sun absorbed by urban landscape features like buildings, industrial structures, roads, paving, streets, parking, etc., leads to UHI.

MITIGATION OF UHI IMPACTS Research & studies state the use of IR Reflective / High SRI paints & coatings COOL Reflective Surfaces is one of the most economical strategies to reduce energy usage and environmental impacts and improve occupants' health. Reduce the surface temperatures Stop the heating of the roofs, walls, and pavements Controls the heat transmittance indoors Contribute to reducing the indoor and city temperature.

Global Benefits if Cool Roofs

Wide spread installation of Cool Tops can delay global warming (10 tons of CO2 offset by 100 m2 white roofing) (Menon et al. 2010; Akbari et al. 2009; Oleson et al. 2010)

Cool Tops have the potential to reduce city temperature by 2°C Wide spread installation of Cool Tops can reduce Heat Island Effect. (GCCA; LBNL) Cool Tops improves air quality & health benefits (Rosenfeld et al. 1998; Akbari et al. 2001)

Cool tops installation can Lower the outside air temperature and the rate of smog formation; Leading to comfortable environment; (Rosenfeld et al. 1998; Akbari et al. 2001)

Urban Heat Island - TEMP RISE

Heat Island Effect

In recent studies, Many scientists believe that UHI is mainly caused by urbanization as it can lead to the changing of the landscape from vegetation, sand and water to hard surfaces and building blocks. Exposing such surfaces to direct sunlight increases their temperature and consequently has an effect on regional weather, energy consumption and thermal comfort through modification of climatic variables.

Urban Heat Island (UHI) refers to the higher temperatures experienced in dense urban areas. Heat energy from the sun absorbed by urban landscape features like buildings, industrial structures, roads, paving, streets, parking, etc., leads to UHI.

Due to rapid urbanization, global temperature is on the rise. It contributes to the development of infrastructure and concrete jungles with elevated surface temperatures up to as high as 700C. The urban regions thus experience warmer air temperatures & which contributes to the increased UHI. The global temperatures thus are at a rise & IPCC- initiative of UNFCCC has warned countries for witnessing the deadly heat waves & many natural calamities with the raise in the planet temperatures by 0.5 degree also!

The urban heat island (UHI) effect is a common environmental problem occurring in metropolitan areas in which the air temperature is significantly higher than in suburb areas. The UHI effect also leads to a smoggy climate.

Its Impacts

  • Increased Energy Consumption

  • Elevated Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Pollution

  • Poses Danger to Aquatic Systems

  • Discomfort and Danger to Human Health

  • Secondary Impacts on Weather and Climate

  • Impacts on Animals

Mitigation of UHI Impacts

Research & studies states the use of IR Reflective / High SRI paints & coatings reduce the surface temperatures, stop heating of the roofs, walls and pavements controlling the heat transmittance indoors and thus contribute to reducing the indoor and city temperature.

COOL Reflective Surfaces are one of the most economic, important strategies to reduce energy use, environmental impacts and improve occupant health. Cooler roofs & Cool Walls mean Longer Life of building envelopes with crack prevention & contribution to indoor cooling. Cool Roof & Cool wall paints amends the roofs & walls just like new and provides energy conservation for temperature stability.

Why Cool Surfaces ?

Increased Solar gain, heat stress, hot climatic conditions prevailing through most part of the year, expanding middle class, growing construction sector and increasing per capita income provokes the desperate requirement for thermal comfort and that has obvious visibility in the increased demand of purchase of “thermal comfort” in form of Air Conditioners – the most prominent positive electricity consumer!

When the ambient temperature is 450C the surface temperature of metal substrate is increased to 800 C & the temperature of cement surface is increased to 65-700 C. Application of Cool Tops reduces the metal surface temperature by 250 C & the cement surface temperature by 18-200C ; increasing a lot of thermal comfort indoors & reduction in HVAC load!

Cool surfaces thus can reduce UHI intensity and building cooling loads, lowering demand for electricity and greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Various criteria and indices are used to assess the effectiveness of cool surfaces, including solar reflectance index (SRI) and variation in air temperatures. Materials with high values of reflectance and emittance would typically be considered cool and vice versa.

Cool-surfaces, like cool roofs, cool walls, and cool pavements can help safeguard vulnerable groups such as underprivileged people in slums, children and the elderly from excessive indoor heat. According to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US and International IIIT-H, commercial buildings can annually save 13-14 kWhm 2 of energy by switching to cool-roofs. A commercial building with 150 square meters roof area can save up to Rs 15,000 annually in the electricity bill.

Technology - IR Reflection Technology

Among all the components of Solar radiations transmitting to earth, almost 58 – 60% of the Solar radiations are of I R Radiations, which get absorbed by the structures and radiation energy converts to Heat Energy heating up materials.

The temperature of The Roofs, Walls, Roads, Buildings, industrial sheds, tanks; all built structures (with less reflectivity & emissivity) exposed to Sun get elevated transmitting the heat indoors and emitting the heat of 60 to 750C in the atmosphere.

Any material with high IR Reflective property will help to reflect the IR radiations coming from Sun and STOP heating of the substrate- Roofs/ Walls/ Roads/ Non Roof Areas and reflect the radiations away from a building, reducing the surface temperatures, leading to reduction in heat ingress indoors and emission of heat in the atmosphere. A high thermal emittance also plays a role, particularly in climates that are warm and sunny. Thermal emittance is the ability to radiate absorbed, or non-reflected solar or heat energy. Together, these properties help any substrate to generate less heat and roofs stay up to 20–28°C cooler & walls stay up to 100 C cooler than conventional materials during peak summer weather. The measure for a good Cool Surface material is the better value of SRI, more than 100.


Sustainable Development Goals:

The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

Sustainable development requires an integrated approach that takes into consideration environmental concerns along with economic development. The sustainable goals form the framework for improving the lives of populations around the world and mitigating the hazardous man-made effects of climate change.

Sustainable Goals:

  • No Poverty

  • Zero Hunger

  • Good Health and Well-being

  • Quality Education

  • Gender Equality

  • Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Affordable and Clean Energy

  • Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • Reduced Inequality

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Responsible Consumption and Production

  • Climate Action

  • Life Below Water

  • Life On Land

  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

  • Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 13 is about climate action. The official mission statement of this goal is to "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts".

The decade between 2010 - 2019 was the warmest decade recorded in history. Currently climate change is affecting the global community in every nation across the world. The impact of climate change not only impacts national economies, but also lives and livelihoods, especially those in vulnerable conditions.

SDG 13 and SDG 7 on clean energy are closely related and complementary. The leading sources of the greenhouse gas savings that countries need to focus on in order to realize their commitments under the Paris Agreement are switching fuels to renewable energy and enhancing end-use energy efficiency.

Role of Panache

Panache’s Contribution:

Today we have an economy that is galloping at a furious rate. This growth has increased our demand for energy conservation to fight against drastic environmental changes, smog and declining air quality mainly due to the increased pollution & solar heat.

Panache plays the privileged role by being the pioneer in the Cool roof industry in India and participating in many research projects of TARU, US, Dept Of Energy.

Panache has been working since its inception on establishing the cool roof coatings & systems to meet the practical application challenges considering the Indian atmosphere & the construction practices here in.

Panache’s sustainable development practices help grow in ways that adapt to the challenges posed by climate change, which will in turn help to protect important natural resources for ours and future generations.

Panache’s Products Contribution:

High SRI Paints

Cool Tops (Cool Roof System)- Cool roofs can reduce UHI intensity and building cooling loads, lowering demand for electricity and greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. By adopting cool Roofs, by raising the albedo (solar reflectance) of a building’s roof reduces unwanted solar heat gain with very good benefits in solar dominant countries. This saves electricity and lowers peak power demand by decreasing the need for air conditioning and also curbing the pollution.

Cool Wrap (Cool Wall Paints)- Cool Wrap provides IR Reflection of the IR Radiations and stops the heating of walls. The use of no VOC, and use of materials free from Lead & Chromate heavy metal makes the product green and the sustainable performance of the cooling properties of the Cool Wrap with aged SRI of 60 makes it sustainable for all Green projects.

Cool Top Xpress (Cool Pavements & Driveways)- Cool top Xpress is high SRI coating for driveways , pavements, parking lots, roads having high reflectivity to combat the Urban Heat Island Effects.

Thermal Insulation Products

Insulmix Screed (Thermal Insulation for Roof)- Insulation reduces unwanted heat loss or gain and can decrease the energy demands of heating and cooling systems. Insulmix Screed is composed of special hydraulic binders with sealed expanded clay, expanded microspheres and minerals and a special additive for thermal insulation for the roof which helps achieve Energy Efficiency, Use of Recycled materials and Less Waste Generation.

Insulmix Wall Plaster (Thermal Insulation for Wall)- Walls compose the maximum exposed area, thus thermal insulation of walls makes the most important component of the energy efficient buildings. The wall assembly consists of a system of components that fulfill the support, control, and finish function of the building envelope. Insulmix Wall Plaster is a mix of inorganic & organic material of insulation families along with incorporation of advanced materials to enhance the efficiency of insulation & workability.

Why Smart Cities

Carbon Neutrality

Green Points

Other Green Services

1- Urban Forest

2- Solar Installations

3- Waste Management

Our Initiatives

Our CSR & Green Initiatives

GCGC Foundation

Active supporter to RCB Green

Benefits Of Choosing Panache’s Green Rated Products:

Our Affiliations

We are associated with the leading organizations in India and abroad and are in constant engagement with them to further their efforts on environmental sustainability for our planet.

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A Cool Roof coatings consists of a binder (usually an organic compound or silicone compound) blended with pigments and other additives to provide two main benefits: protection of roof membranes for longer roof life cycles; and reflectivity of solar radiation, for lower air conditioning costs.

The main components of most Cool Roof coatings are the binder, pigment, water and reflective pigments. Water serves as a liquid carrier, which provides viscosity, allowing the pigment and binder to be spread on the roof as a thin coating. The majority of white coatings in use today are water-based coatings

An energy efficient , white, reflective, elastomeric coating manufactured by Panache can reflect up to 92% of visible light, keeping the roof surface much cooler than with aluminum, black, or non-reflective roofing materials. Lower temperatures mean less energy usage, and translate to money saved. Elastomeric roof coatings protect the roof substrate adding years to your roof, plus saves against costly tear-offs and re-roofing.