CRRC named EPA certification body

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) a certification body for roofing products for EPA's ENERGY STARĀ® program. CRRC now will offer ENERGY STAR certification as an additional service to its Product Rating Program.

The ENERGY STAR program was enhanced in January. Previously, manufacturer partners self-tested products and reported the results directly to EPA to receive ENERGY STAR labeling for their products. The enhanced program requires partners to work with EPA-recognized certification bodies and test their products through EPA-recognized laboratories.

When manufacturers choose CRRC, their ratings will be listed on the CRRC Rated Products Directory and applying and qualifying products will be listed on the ENERGY STAR Qualified Roofing Products list. This will allow manufacturers to market their products effectively to contractors and consumers.