Radiant barriers, which reduce air conditioning costs, have been around for many years. They save up to 17% per month on cooling costs by reducing attic temperatures by up to 30 degrees. They achieve this by blocking radiant heat from the sun.
New building codes and mandates have boosted the market for radiant barriers. Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Lorraine Bittles, the OSB product manager for LP Building Products about the uses and market for radiant barriers.
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