The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC - http://coolroofcouncil.eu) proudly announces the initiation of a rating program and database for cool roofing products. The purpose of the ECRC product rating program is to provide a uniform and credible system for rating and reporting the radiative properties of roofing materials to all stakeholders.
The ECRC believes it is necessary to publish unbiased ratings for products to give consumers the confidence that the performance of their chosen technology has been verified according to accredited standards. This is a key point particularly in cases where green building standards need to be satisfied (e.g. standards where the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) value of the chosen roofing material may give additional points). The ECRC product rating program does not specify minimum or target values for any radiative property. However, part of the ECRC mission is to promote the benefits of cool roofing products across Europe. In the framework of this program, manufacturers and sellers will have the opportunity to label roofing products with the measured values of the Initial radiative properties of their roofing products. These properties are determined and verified by accredited/approved testing laboratories. Regular random testing is also carried out by the ECRC of the rated products.
Any roofing product can be tested provided that it is in compliance with the specifications and requirements defined in the ECRC Product Rating Program Manual. Rated products are published in the ECRC Rated Products Database on the ECRC website and receive the ECRC Rated Product Label.
The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) is a non-profit association whose initiatives are driven and paid for by its members. It is a voluntary organization that brings value by promoting the benefits of cool roofing products to regulators, policy makes, consumers and other stakeholders. The foundation of the ECRC was partially supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program SAVE2007 “Promotion of Cool Roofs in EU”
For more information please visit ECRC website: http://coolroofcouncil.eu/prp.php