Additional information and examples of cool roof systems

General information

For more information about how to join and participate in CRRC, as well as access its online Rated Products Directory, log on to

For complete details about California's Title 24 building energy-efficiency code and the new cool roof requirements, visit

For more information about ENERGY STAR,® visit

For more information about the U.S. Green Building Council, visit

For more information about the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition, visit

Examples of cool roofs

Demonstration of cooling savings of light-colored roof surfacing for a Florida strip mall:

ENERGY STAR case study—Jefferson Houston Elementary School, Alexandria, Va.:

Case study from Bimbo Bakeries, Escondido, Calif.:

Thomas O. Price Service Center, Tucson, Ariz.:

California cool roof 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

This Web exclusive information is a supplement to The cool roofing movement.