Additional information and examples of cool roof systems
For more information about how to join and participate in CRRC, as well as access its online Rated Products Directory, log on to www.coolroofs.org.
For complete details about California's Title 24 building energy-efficiency code and the new cool roof requirements, visit www.energy.ca.gov/2005_standards.
For more information about ENERGY STAR,® visit www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=roof_prods.pr_roof_products.
For more information about the U.S. Green Building Council, visit www.usgbc.org.
For more information about the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition, visit www.coolmetalroofing.org.
Examples of cool roofs
Demonstration of cooling savings of light-colored roof surfacing for a Florida strip mall: www.fsec.ucf.edu/bldg/pubs/cr964/index.htm#15.%2OResults%20and%20Discussion
ENERGY STAR case studyJefferson Houston Elementary School, Alexandria, Va.: www.coolroofs.info/docs/case_studies/crcs_jefferson_houston_new.pdf
Case study from Bimbo Bakeries, Escondido, Calif.: www.coolroofs.info/docs/case_studies/crcs_bimbo_bakeries.pdf
Thomas O. Price Service Center, Tucson, Ariz.: www.swenergy.org/casestudies/arizona/tucson_topsc.htm
California cool roof case studies: www.coolroofs.info/case_studies
Links to organizations and technical information
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Heat Island Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Florida Solar Energy Center
Department of Energy cool roof calculator www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/software/coolroofcalculator.html
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