In May, the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) Foundation held "Cool Roofing ... Cutting through the Glare," a symposium featuring 19 papers about the pros and cons of the roofing industry's cool roofing phenomenon.
Following is a brief overview of several papers presented at the symposium.
In "Cool roofing and the Cool Roof Rating Council: The evolution of a rating system," Peter Turnbull, senior program manager for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, discusses the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). CRRC provides recognized methods for the testing, reporting and labeling of roofing products' surface solar reflectances and thermal-emittance properties. (For additional information, see "Cool Roof Rating Council," May 2003 issue, page 72.)