CALEXICO — A new "cool roof" has been installed on the Camarena Memorial Library here.
A "cool roof" is a white roof instead of a black or gray roof.
The roof could allow the library to save 40 percent on energy cooling bills.
The library received $1,500 from the non-profit San Diego Regional Energy Office for installing the roof.
Library employee Julia Osuna said she hopes the library is one of many Calexico buildings with a "cool roof."
According to Kurt Kammerer, executive director of the energy office: "Calexico stands out as the first city in Imperial County to install a ‘cool roof' on a city-owned building."
Kammerer said Calexico could serve as a role model for the region by saving constituents significant cooling costs and reducing demands for electricity.