Cool Roof Rating Council
The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a third-party rating system for radiative properties of roof surfacing materials. The CRRC was created in 1998 to develop accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and to disseminate the information to all interested parties.
The CRRC is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization for the following purposes:
- To implement and communicate fair, accurate, and credible radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces.
- To support research into energy related radiative properties of roofing surfaces, including durability of those properties.
- To provide education and objective support to parties interested in understanding and comparing various roofing options.
Product Rating Program
At the core of the CRRC is its Product Rating Program, in which roofing manufacturers can label various roof surface products with radiative property values rated under a strict program administered by the CRRC. Code bodies, architects, building owners and specifiers can rely on the rating information provided in the CRRC Rated Products Directory.
The CRRC's diverse membership includes anyone who is interested in rating roof surface radiative properties and in the energy-efficiency of roofs. Our members include roofing manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, consultants, government agencies and other interested individuals.
Courtesy of the CRRC's web site