COOL ROOF LINKS

Cool Roofs and Related Cooling Strategies

Cool Roofs - EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program assists building owners and managers with cool roof information and implementation help.

Cool Roofs - Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

FacilitiiesNet.com - A number of articles are published here. Use the search engine with the words "cool roof."

"Cool Systems For Hot Cities" - An article from Professional Roofing Magazine written by Hashem Akbari and Sarah Bretz describing the benefits of cool roofs and addressing issues such as aesthetics, effectiveness over time (including self-washing surfaces).

Florida Solar Energy Center Online Publications on Cool Roofs

  • PF293 - Measured Cooling Energy Savings from Reflective Roofing Systems in Florida: Field and Laboratory Research Results
  • PF337 - Comparative Summer Attic Thermal Performance of Six Roof Constructions
  • CR670 - Laboratory Testing of the Reflectance Properties of Roofing Materials
  • CR904 - Demonstration of Cooling Savings of Light Colored Roof Surfacing in Florida Commercial Buildings: Our Savior's School
  • CR964 - Demonstration of Cooling Savings of Light Colored Roof Surfacing in Florida Commercial Buildings: Retail Strip Mall

Roof Coating Associations

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

Cool Roof Rating Council

National Roofing Contractor's Association

Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI)

Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association

Roof Consultants Institute

Single Ply Roofing Institute

White Coatings Council

Urban Heat Island Information

The Heat Island Group - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Urban Heat Island Tutorial - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"LBL researchers publish book on 'heat islands' " - Short article by Diane LaMacchia published in 1992.

Islands in the (Air) Stream" - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Urban Heat Island Pilot Project

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