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In This Issue:

General Updates / Administrative

CRRC Annual Membership Meeting

2014 Election Results

Board of Directors Meeting Recap

November 19, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

February 7, 2014 Board Meeting Updates

April 17, 2014 Board Conference Call Updates

June 20, 2014 Board Meeting Updates

Technical Committee Meeting Recap

Technical Committee Officer Changes

Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Task Group Updates

Ratings, Codes, and Programs

The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard Milestone

ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard Revision Process

Title 24 Revisions Effective July 1, 2014

CRRC Program

Random Testing and Verification Testing Update

ES-CRRC® Program

Does ENERGY STAR® Specification Version 3.0 Affect You?

Version 3.0 Changes

ISO 17065 Accreditation Update

Verification Testing Update

Sidebar

Chairman’s Corner

Jonathan Humble Receives Marty Hastings Award

Industry Insights — Global Cool Cities Alliance

Cool Roofs in the News

Upcoming Board of Directors & Technical Committee Meetings

Upcoming Tradeshows

New Members Welcome

General Updates / Administrative

CRRC Annual Membership Meeting


CRRC Board of Director's Chairman Mike Ennis presenting at the annual membership meeting. Photo: CRRC staff

The CRRC held its Annual Membership Meeting on June 19, 2014, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Burlingame, California. CRRC staff provided updates on growth and changes to the CRRC rating program, the ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard, ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation process, the ES-CRRC® program, and new ENERGY STAR® requirements.

Chairman Ennis presented the outcome of the Strategic Planning session. Attendees engaged in discussion regarding proposed changes to the Mission and Vision Statements as well as development of short-term organizational goals.

Guest presentations at the meeting included:

Mr. Kurt Shickman of the Global Cool Cities Alliance gave an update on national and international efforts to promote cool roofs through code development and implementation. He also shared results from an urban heat island survey and a study on the public health impacts of cool roofs.

Ms. Liz Robinson of the Energy Coordinating Agency presented on the City of Philadelphia’s UHI mitigation efforts through cool roofing and other cooling strategies.

Mr. David Fink of Climate Resolve presented on the City of Los Angeles’ 2013 ordinance requiring cool roofs on all new construction.

If you missed the meeting, you can view the presentations from the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting here. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

2014 Election Results

The 2014 election resulted in the re-election of two incumbent Directors, the election of two new Directors, and the approval of two amendments to the CRRC Bylaws.

The official results are as follows:

Class A
Lynne Christensen* (Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau)
Richard Olson* (Tile Roofing Institute)

*Re-elected incumbent

Class B
Peter Turnbull (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
Mark Zehnal (Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association)

We would like to thank outgoing Directors Bipin Shah and Payam Bozorgchami for their dedication and service. The organization and CRRC Board of Directors have greatly benefited from their participation.

Both proposed bylaws amendments, 7 and 9, were adopted by a two-thirds majority vote. The adopted changed to the bylaws can be viewed here.

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Board of Directors ("Board") Meeting Recap

November 19, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

Updated the Licensee Agreement (CRRC A-1) with current copyright references, additional confidentiality provisions and other minor edits.
Approved the 2014 Marketing Plan, budget, and contract with Energy Solutions to provide management services.
Approved a calculation method to determine aged ratings of variegated shingle products based on the weighted measured values of their individual components.
Approved Program Manual language which clarifies colorimetry measurement methods as well as expanded role the of test farms to include testing color.
Formed the Random Testing Working Group to improve program operations and efficiency.
Moved to investigate whether sufficient technical justification exists to allow for assigned values for aged thermal emittance ratings.

February 7, 2014 Board Meeting Updates

Approved the new program Quality Manual, which contains guiding language for program operation, in order to maintain the CRRC’s ISO 17065 accreditation.
Approved the Scope of Work for the Website Phase II development.
Approved new program language allowing for the company’s alternate products to be selected for Random Testing if the initial product is not immediately available.

April 17, 2014 Board Conference Call Updates

Delegated authority to the Executive Committee to make adjustments to the Technical Committee roster based on Board-approved members.
Approved a new investment policy based on the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).
Adopted ASTM G147 into the CRRC Program Manual to provide best practices for sample handling and shipping.

June 20, 2014 Board Meeting Updates

Re-confirmed Board officers to complete the 2013-2015 term.
Approved the Technical Committee roster for the 2014-2015 year and re-elected Rich Slomko as Chair.
Approved amendments to the Document Retention Policy.
Approved the registration of the CRRC acronym and CRRC logo trademarks in Canada plus the copyright registration of the CRRC product label in the U.S.
Approved amendments to the mono-color shingle blend aged ratings calculation in the CRRC-1 Product Rating Program Manual to include granule-surfaced roll roofing products.
Accepted the recommendation of the Technical Committee to adopt the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab accelerated aging procedure as a CRRC protocol for simulation of field exposure. Adoption of the procedure is contingent upon inclusion in the CRRC program documents.
Formed four task groups to help achieve short-term (1 – 3 year) organizational goals established by the Strategic Planning Committee.

The next Board meeting will be a conference call on September 18, 2014. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Jeff Steuben at jeff@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x288.

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Technical Committee Meeting Recap

Technical Committee Member Changes

The following roster changes were made to the Technical Committee in 2014:

Tim McQuillen of Firestone Building Products replaced Paul Reisebeiter (formerly with Johns Manville) as a voting member.
Paul Riesebieter is now with Tremco and filled the alternate voting member position under voting member Kurt Sosinski (Tremco).
Dan Rardon of Specialty Granules replaced Steve Lawrey (formerly with CertainTeed) as a voting member.
Diana Fisler of Johns Manville replaced Ingo Joedicke (Specialty Granules, retired) as an alternate voting member.
Chad Fisher of UL replaced Rhonda Byrne (formerly with Intertek) as an alternate voting member.
Annette Sindar of Eagle Roofing Products replaced Greg Peterson (formerly with Eagle Roofing Products) as a voting member.

The CRRC would like to thank Greg Peterson, Ingo Joedicke, Steve Lawrey and Rhonda Byrne for their time and contributions to the Technical Committee.

Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Asphalt Roll Roofing Products Calculation Method
The Technical Committee approved expanding the scope of the mono-color shingle blend calculation method to include granular-surfaced rolled products agreed to at its May 15, 2014 meeting.
Accelerated Aging Protocol
The Technical Committee approved a protocol for simulating the aged ratings of roofing products through an accelerated aging test method developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as agreed at its March 19, 2014 meeting.

The next Technical Committee meeting will be a conference call on August 14, 2014. If you would like to participate in the meeting and/or be added to the Technical Committee email distribution list, please contact Sarah Schneider at sarah@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x202.

Task Group Updates

Directionally Reflective Rating Method
A Technical Committee task group is working to develop a standard test procedure for measuring the solar reflectance of directionally reflective roofing products. The Committee approved a rating method at its October 24, 2013 meeting.
Aggregate Test Method
A Technical Committee task group is working with A-1 Grit Company to develop a standard test specification for taking the initial and aged solar reflectance measurements of aggregate roofing materials. At its October 24, 2013 meeting, the Technical Committee approved a test method for measuring the solar reflectance of aggregate roofing materials developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This method involves assembling a box of aggregate roofing materials of a specified size upon which solar reflectance measurements will be taken.
Rough Substrates for Field-Applied Coatings
A Technical Committee task group has developed a draft test procedure, in partnership with the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and 3M, for the creation of a defined “rough substrate” that will be required for testing all field-applied coatings. The group will be coordinating a round robin study to determine the repeatability and reproducibility of ratings developed using this process.
Development of NIST Traceable Standard
A Technical Committee task group is evaluating the potential development of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standard for measuring thermal emittance. The group is determining the scope of the study and is garnering support from interested parties. A sub-task group will evaluate the technical aspects related to the development of the standard.

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Ratings, Codes, and Programs

The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard Milestone

By Jonathan Humble, CRRC Ratings, Codes, & Programs Committee Chair and 2014 recipient of Marty Hastings Award for outstanding service to the organization.

The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard passed another milestone this year. Ten years ago, the CRRC Board of Directors moved to have the organization become an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer. After a three-year long consensus-based process, the first edition of the CRRC’s ANSI Standard was accredited in 2010. Accreditation enables the CRRC-1 Standard to be referenced by building codes and rating programs worldwide in order to measure the initial and aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products. The Standard undergoes an update every three years.

The standard is now recognized in the following codes:

Energy Codes
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and 2013 (Commercial Energy Code), where the CRRC-1 Standard is the only recognized radiative standard for which roofing products will be tested.
International Energy Conservation Code-2015 (Commercial provisions), where the CRRC-1 Standard, and other ASTM test standards, are used to demonstrate compliance to the energy provisions for cool roof requirements.

High Performance Green Codes
ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 and 2014 (High Performance Green Standard), where the CRRC-1 Standard is the only recognized radiative standard for which roofing products will be tested.
International Green Construction Code-2012 and 2015, where the CRRC-1 Standard and other ASTM test standards, are used to demonstrate compliance to urban heat island provisions concerning cool roof requirements.

The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard Revision Process

The ANSI/CRRC -1 Standard is currently being updated pursuant to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements. The proposed revisions and comments received during the first Public Comment Period (May 29 to July 29, 2014) are being reviewed by the ANSI/CRRC-1 Consensus Body. To learn more about the ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard and the revision process, please visit the CRRC Standards Development webpage.

If you have any questions about the ANSI process, please contact Sarah Schneider at sarah@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x202.

Title 24 Revisions Effective July 1, 2014



Effective July 1, 2014, the California Energy Commission has updated the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, also known as Title 24. A few highlights pertaining to cool roofs (Title 24, Part 6) include (1) the removal of roofing density requirements for nonresidential buildings and (2) increased low-slope cool roof requirements for new construction and alterations (increasing aged solar reflectance from 0.55 to 0.63). Access the complete version of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings here.

For more information on Title 24, visit http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24 or view a summary here. You can also contact the CEC by phone: (800) 772-3300 or email: title24@energy.state.ca.us.

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CRRC Program

Random Testing and Verification Testing Update

Random Testing is the method by which the CRRC ensures the credibility and accuracy of its product rating program. Each year, the CRRC randomly selects and tests a percentage of all active Licensed Seller products in order to guarantee that actual solar reflectance and thermal emittance test results match listed values on the CRRC Rated Products Directory. Products that do not pass random testing are removed from the Directory.

Verification Testing is conducted for ENERGY STAR certified products through the Evaluation Services-CRRC (ES-CRRC) program as administered by the CRRC. In addition to permanently terminating ENERGY STAR certifications for products whose values fail to meet testing criteria, this year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily suspended ENERGY STAR certifications for unavailable products due to the following reasons:

•  No longer manufactured
•  Not available at this time due to no recent sales/orders

The CRRC is currently collecting products for both Random Testing and Verification Testing and has already received around 30% of the selected products. This year, the CRRC has contracted with Underwriters Laboratories, LLC to procure products for both testing programs. CRRC has begun to send samples to the AITLs for testing and expects to complete the 2014 Random Testing program year by the end of December. Please contact Arshak Zakarian at arshak@coolroofs.org with any questions or concerns about the testing program and its progress thus far.

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ES-CRRC® Program

Does ENERGY STAR® Specification Version 3.0 Affect You?

If your company is an ENERGY STAR Partner, you may need to take action to comply with Specification Version 3.0. Please carefully read the following information.

On December 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final draft of the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Roof Products Specification and Test Method. Revisions in Version 3.0 will affect all products that are not using weathered ratings from three different climate zones (i.e. aged testing). If your “grandfathered” product falls into this category, action was required within the first quarter of 2014 to ensure uninterrupted ENERGY STAR certification.

The Version 3.0 Specification will not affect your certified product if it has already completed weathering procedures at test farms in three different climate zones per the CRRC Rating Program’s CRRC-1 Program Manual. If you are unsure whether your certified product has completed aged testing, please contact Melissa at melissa@coolroofs.org.

Version 3.0 Changes

Version 3.0 requires products to be weathered in three different climate zones (i.e. aged testing). Values from all three climate zones will represent the averaged values within each individual climate zone. This is consistent with the CRRC Product Rating Program procedures. Please note you are not required to rate your product through the CRRC Product Rating Program for eligibility under Version 3.0. However, product certification fees through ES-CRRC program will be discounted if you also rate your product through the CRRC Rating Program.

•  Beginning January 1, 2014, all new certifications completed by the ES-CRRC will be in compliance with the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Specification. Existing certifications will maintain compliance with Version 2.2 or 2.3 until July 1, 2017.

•  By July 1, 2017, all existing certified products must comply with the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 or will be removed from the ENERGY STAR Qualified Products List.

Weathering products in three climate zones takes three years to complete and requires immediate action to prevent disruption to your product’s certification.

If you have any questions regarding ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 Specification, please contact Melissa at (510) 482-4420 x236 or melissa@coolroof.org.

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation Update

The CRRC was accredited to the International Standard ISO/IEC 17065:2012 in March 2014. Accreditation to the International Standard is required for all ENERGY STAR Certification Bodies. Accreditation is valid through July 2016.

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