Annual CRRC Membership Meeting and Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Membership Meeting! Presentations from the event can be found in the Articles & Presentations section under the Resources tab.


Each year, CRRC Members attend the CRRC Membership Meeting to hear about development of cool roof codes, standards, and policies; energy efficiency programs; innovative technology; field studies; and cutting-edge research in the roofing industry. The purpose of CRRC meeting presenters is to provide Members with timely, accurate, and valuable information relevant to cool roofing, with all viewpoints on cool roofs accepted. Technical information shall be supported by scientifically rigorous studies and presentations shall not serve as a platform for advertising or promoting certain products or services.

CRRC Members prefer presentations that provide current insight into the world of roofing or recommend solutions to current or future problems in the industry, such as exploring the impacts of specific new technologies on cool roofing product development and construction and roofing trends.


If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming meeting, please contact our Outreach Coordinator.

2016 Guest Presentations

The 2016 meeting featured the following guest presentations:

Field Results of a Comparison of Available Equipment for Reflectivity Measurements of Single Ply Roof Membranes

Matt Dupuis, PhD, PE, SRI Engineering

In 2015 the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) with support in kind from the NRCA, WSRCA, CRCA and FRSA undertook an in service reflectivity study for single-ply membranes. 30 roofs were sampled in three different climate zones in the United States. The solar reflectivity on these roof membranes were measured using the Devices and Services Company - Solar Spectrum Reflectometer (SSR) for primary readings and Surface Optics Corporation - 410-Solar portable reflectometer (410) for companion readings. Each of the 90 roofs had 30 random readings taken with each instrument for a total of 5,400 reflectivity readings. This presentation will present and discuss the experience working with each instrument side by side, present the statistical differences measured between the instruments, and discuss the researchers opinions on the future of these units in the roofing community.  


Creating a World of Zero Energy Buildings

Paul Torcellini, PhD, PE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Buildings currently use about 40% of the nations energy pie.  To change this trend, buildings need to substantially reduce their energy footprint. At this point, many buildings can use renewable technologies to reduce their net energy consumption to zero - the concept of a zero energy building.  This talk will look at the definition of zero energy buildings, trends in the industry, and market leaders who deliver and own these next generation buildings. Processes for procurement and strategies to achieve these lofty goals will be discussed.


Solar-Reflective Cool Walls: Benefits, Technologies, and Implementation

Haley Gilbert, Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has teamed up with the University of Southern California and the University of California, San Diego to study the benefits, performance, and technologies of cool walls. The Cool Walls project (2015 - 2018) is managed by the California Energy Commission and supported by the state's Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC). EPIC is a clean energy technology research, development, and deployment program funded through a small surcharge collected by three investor-owned utilities in California. The project seeks to evaluate the direct and indirect energy and environmental benefits of solar reflective walls; assess and advance available and emerging cool wall technologies; and develop the infrastructure needed to promote their appropriate use. This presentation provides an update on the project's progress and goals, as introduced in the January 2016 CRRC newsletter.