Annual CRRC Membership Meeting and Dinner
The Annual Membership Meeting is a yearly tradition where CRRC members come together to hear about the latest industry research and CRRC activities; provide input on direction and cast votes for the Board of Directors; and socialize with fellow members and staff. The CRRC hosts a series of guest presenters and provides technical, program, and administrative updates.
The Cool Roof Rating Council’s 2017 Membership Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 14 at the Alexis Park Resort, Las Vegas, followed by a happy hour and hors d’oeuvres. Register online now! Please direct meeting questions to Melissa.
GUEST PRESENTER GUIDANCE
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.
2017 Guest Presentations
The 2017 meeting will feature the following guest presentations:
Roofing in LEED: v4 Rating System Updates
Theresa Backhus, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Roofing systems are an important component of high-performing buildings. From energy conservation, to habitat creation, to open space opportunities, to stormwater management, roofs have a large impact on a project’s ability to achieve LEED certification. This presentation will provide an overview of how roofing is addressed in the newest version of LEED, v4, compared to previous versions of the rating system. We will also examine how roofing requirements relate to other sustainability rating systems in the market, such as SITES and PEER.
Field Evaluation of Energy-Efficiency Technologies for Steep-Slope Roofs
Kauskik Biswas, Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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.
Learnings and Insights from the NYC °CoolRoofs Initiative
Ahmed Chaudry, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
New York City launched the NYC °CoolRoofs program in September, 2009 as a volunteer-based initiative to install reflective, white coating on rooftops that can lower building energy consumption, help reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE). Since then, the program has coated over 6.7 million square feet of rooftops and has evolved to become a professional development training that supports local jobseekers through a paid and transitional work-based learning experience. This presentation will provide an overview of the program, highlighting New York City’s public investment in cool roofs to advance its workforce development, sustainability, and resiliency goals; alongside a more in-depth look into the program’s community outreach and building owner engagement strategies.
Health Impacts of Urban Heat Island Reduction Strategies
Larry Kalkstein, PhD, University of Miami
Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States, and with the prospect of a human-induced climate change, the risk of heat-related health problems may increase even further. For this reason, climate scientists, environmentalists, and urban planners are promoting “cool cities solutions”, including the incorporation of reflective materials in roofing, to cool vulnerable urban areas to temperatures that are below the threshold of most heat/health problems. Our research group is involved in the estimation of how the implementation of such solutions might cool the urban environment, and potentially how many lives can be saved within the urban area