Friday, July 27, 2012

20 Cool Roof Resources from the CRRC and Other Sources

Here is a compilation of resources for anyone interested in installing a cool roof. As reviewed in previous posts, cool roofs provide many benefits and cost savings can be measured with a couple of excellent tools. Below you will find a list of resources from the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and several other sources. The CRRC is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a third-party rating system for radiative properties of roof surfacing materials. The resources listed below offer everything you need to know about cool roofs including guidelines and information related to materials. For more detailed information on other aspects of green building and construction see the "Related Posts' section at the bottom of this post. It contains a wealth of information spanning the gamut from natural lighting to ventilation.

  1. Benefits of Cool Roofs
  2. Cool Roof Savings Calculators
  3. CRRC Products Directory:
  4. Cool Roofing Materials Database
  5. Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs
  6. To see the DOE's announcements on Cool Roofs click here.
  7. Video glossary entry: Cool Roof
  8. How Cool Roofs Decrease Emissions
  9. Title 24 Blueprint Newsletter Issue # 83 on Cool Roofs
  10. Energy Videos on the subject of Cool Roof
  11. Learn about the ES-CRRC® Program.
  12. Learn how to use ES-CRRC® to certify your ENERY STAR products.   
  13. AIA Cool Roof Course: The CRRC has revised its AIA Continuing Education Course. Check it out here: Cool Roofs for Hot Projects
  14. Additional cool Roof Resources
  15. Read the 2010 paper by Surabi Menon, Hashem Akbari, Sarith Mahanama, Igor Sednev and Ronnen Levinson, “Radiative forcing and temperature response to changes in urban albedos and associated CO2 offsets”
  16. Read the 2008 paper by Hashem Akbari, Surabi Menon and Art Rosenfeld, “Global cooling: increasing world-wide urban albedos to offset CO2” here. 
  17. CRRC Website,  
  18. CRRC Twitter @Cool_Roofs,  
  19. CRRC on Facebook,
  20. CRRC LinkedIn
© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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Unknown said...

Looks good enough to morph into a poster or painting.... have
always liked that type of imagery in artwork about roofing. Because
roofing can protect the
interior area of a resident from nature.

Unknown said...

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