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
Following is a brief overview of several papers presented at the
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...
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