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General Updates / Administrative

2013 Election Results

Newsletter Readership Survey — Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

2014 Annual Renewals Begin November 1, 2013

CRRC Now Accepting PayPal Payments

Board of Directors Meeting Recap

June 14, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

September 5, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

Technical Committee Meeting Recap

Technical Committee Member Changes

May 23rd Technical Committee Meeting Updates

August 8th Technical Committee Meeting Updates

October 24th Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Technical Study Updates

CRRC Program

Random Testing Update

ES-CRRC® Program

ES-CRRC® Renewals

Membership and Outreach

CRRC Annual Membership Meeting

Sidebar

Chairman’s Corner

Welcome New CRRC Staff Members

David Roodvoets Receives Marty Hastings Award

The Cool Roof Rating Council Has Moved

Industry Insights — Tristan Jackson on Pittsburgh Cool Roofs

Cool Roofs in the News

Upcoming Board of Directors & Technical Committee Meetings

Upcoming Tradeshows

New Members Welcome

General Updates / Administrative

2013 Election Results

The 2013 election resulted in the re-election of three incumbent Board members to additional terms, the election of one new member, and a membership approval of nine amendments to the CRRC bylaws. The results of the Board of Directors elections are as follows:

Class A
George Daisey*(The Dow Company)
Darrel Higgs* (DPH Consulting LLC, representing Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association)

Class B
Matt Friday (Q-Lab Florida)
James Hoff* (Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing)

*Re-elected incumbent

The CRRC would like to thank outgoing Board member Peter Turnbull for his many years of service. The organization is sincerely grateful for Mr. Turnbull’s guidance and participation on the CRRC Board.

The 2013-2015 Board officer appointments, as determined at the June 14, 2013 Board of Directors meeting, are as follows:

●    Chair — Mike Ennis, Single Ply Roofing Industry (Class A)
●    Vice Chair — Rick Olson, Tile Roofing Institute (Class A)
●    Treasurer — George Daisey, Dow Chemical Company (Class A)
●    Secretary — Lynne Christensen, Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (Class A)

In addition to the Board elections, members also voted on a slate of bylaw amendments. Nine of the eleven proposed amendments were adopted by a two-thirds majority vote. The adopted changes to the bylaws can be viewed in this document.

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2014 Annual Renewals Begin Early November

The online renewals system will be open to all CRRC participants starting the week of November 18, 2013. All Licensees and Members will receive an email with a login and password for their online renewals payment process. Please verify that your company contact’s email address is up-to-date.

The CRRC accepts credit card payments through PayPal and checks via mail.

Please note that renewals payments are due February 1, 2014. To encourage timely payments and maintain an equitable process for licensees who do pay on time, the CRRC will continue enforcing a nominal late fee charge*. The late fee structure is as follows:

Payment received Late Fee*
On or before February 1, 2014 None
February 2 - March 1, 2014 1% of total payment
March 2 - April 1, 2014 2% of total payment

* The late fee will apply only to Licensee and Product fees, not to Membership Fees.

If payment is not received by April 1, 2014 the CRRC will terminate membership and/or licensee status and all products, as applicable. In order to reinstate applicable CRRC status after termination, companies must pay the full renewal invoice amount in addition to a 3% reactivation fee.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point in the renewals process, please contact Alexis Wong at alexis@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x279.

CRRC Now Accepting PayPal Payments

As of September 2013, the CRRC and ES-CRRC programs now accept credit card payments through PayPal. The CRRC no longer accepts credit card payments with Google Checkout. A few PayPal benefits include:

●    PayPal accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.
●    Most CRRC participants outside the United States can make PayPal payments rather than use costly wire transfers.
●    If you want to make a PayPal payment, go to the CRRC home page and click on the PayPal logo on the right side. The online CRRC PayPal payment page gives you the option of paying with or without a PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or bank account as shown in the figure below.

If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact Melissa Rissman at melissa@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x236.

Board of Directors Meeting Recap

June 14, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

The Board held an in-person meeting on June 14, 2013, in Reno, NV. The Board made the following decisions during the meeting:

Appointed Board officers for the 2013–2015 term.
Adopted a new Directors & Officers insurance policy offered by Hayes Insurance.
Reviewed and updated the Technical Committee roster for the 2013–2014 year and retained Rich Slomko as Chair. Also, the Executive Committee was tasked with reviewing the Committee term limits and balance.
Reviewed and approved the 2012 Financial Review report provided by the CRRC accounting/tax review firm.
Approved a budget of up to $2,500 in development costs for potential website-related issues.
Approved a budget of $7,000 to improve functionality of CRRC databases and increase efficiency of the renewals process.
Removed the “interim” status of the Wood Test Method, making it a formally approved test method.

September 5, 2013 Board Meeting Updates

The Board of Directors held a conference call on September 5, 2013. The following decisions were made:

Adopted the New Member Approval Policy to streamline the membership application approval process.
Discussed staff’s proposed re-organization of budget tasks for the 2014 contract.
Staff presented an overview of the Random Testing process, and the Board discussed improvement strategies.
Approved the CRRC meeting schedule for 2014.

The next Board meeting will be an in-person meeting on November 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Jeff Steuben at jeff@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x288.

Technical Committee Meeting Recap

The CRRC Technical Committee held conference calls on May 23 and August 8. An in-person meeting was held in San Francisco on October 24, 2013. The following topics were discussed:

Technical Committee Member Changes

The following roster changes have been made to the Technical Committee:

Paul Reisebeiter of Johns Manville replaced Bill Kirn as a voting member.
Steve Heinje of Quest Construction Products was approved to fill Paul Reisebeiter’s former position as an alternate voting member.
Marcin Pazera of Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt replaced Darrel Higgs as an alternate voting member. Mr. Higgs will continue to hold his seat on the Board.

The CRRC thanks Mr. Higgs and Mr. Kirn for their time and contributions to the Technical Committee.

May 23rd Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Shingle Blend Test Method
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

Define Sample Size Requirement Tolerance
Approved ± 1 inch per side as the sample size requirement tolerance range for all product types. The definition was sent to the Board for review.

Rough Substrates for Field-Applied Coatings
Discussed how ratings for smooth and rough substrates for coatings would be displayed on the CRRC directory.

Discussed different options for a rough substrate, including commercially available products or grit mix applied to metal panels.

Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will work with industry groups to produce a substrate proposal for a future Technical Committee meeting.

2012 Interlaboratory Comparison Results
Studies demonstrated consistent interlaboratory results, with one outlier that will be investigated by staff.

Reporting issues were reduced compared to the 2011 study, with some inconsistency in tile data reporting. Staff will address this topic at the upcoming laboratory training.

Directionally Reflective Test Method
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

August 8th Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Coating Delamination Review
The Committee reviewed a coating product that completely delaminated on the test farm and recommended working with the manufacturer to restart the product rating process.

Update to Technical Committee Policy
The Committee reviewed updates to the Technical Committee Policy regarding scope and balanced participation and formed a working group to draft language about voting alternates.

Directionally Reflective Rating Method
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

Shingle Blend Proposal & Tolerance
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

October 24th Technical Committee Meeting Updates

Shingle Blend Proposal & Tolerance
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

Rough Substrates for Coatings
Approved a procedure for the creation of a defined “rough substrate” that will be required for testing all field-applied coatings. The CRRC will conduct a round robin to determine the repeatability and reproducibility of ratings developed using this process.

Aggregate Test Method – Review of Additional Data
Approved a test method for roofing aggregate products up to 1.5 inches in size using a box to hold a multilayered sample at the test farm. After the aging process, an AITL will measure the resulting product in situ to determine the aged reflectance.

Colorimetry Proposal
Approved updated CRRC-1 Program Manual language clarifying the use of colorimetry measurements taken in accordance with the ASTM Standard D2244. The program language also expands the role of Accredited Test Farms to include testing of color.

Directionally Reflective Rating Method
See Technical Study Updates below for more information.

Tile Emittance Study
Voted to submit tile thermal emittance data and analysis to the Board of Directors for consideration and further discussion.

Update to Technical Committee Policy
Approved an updated Technical Committee Policy, which defines the scope and purpose of the Committee. Language updates included member qualifications, committee balance, and clarification to other areas of responsibility.

Slide Method Round Robin Results
Staff presented the results of the three remaining samples in the Slide Method Round Robin. A working group will evaluate the technical basis for re-testing samples and will present findings to the Committee for further discussion at a later date.

The next scheduled meeting is an in-person meeting on March 19, 2014, in Anaheim, CA in conjunction with the RCI Convention & Trade Show. Committee meetings are open to all interested participants. If you would like to be added to the Technical Topics email distribution list, please contact Sarah Schneider at sarah@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x202.

Technical Study Updates

Shingle Blend Proposal & Tolerance Working Group
The working group is developing a test procedure to calculate the aged solar reflectance of variegated shingle products using the fraction of each granule color used in the blend.

At the May 23 Technical Committee meeting, the group discussed how Thermal Emittance measurements would be handled under the test method, and the threshold for agreement between the calculation and measured values.

At the August 8 meeting, the committee discussed the use of mass fraction for granule distribution.

At the October 24 meeting, the committee approved updated Program Manual language with the procedure for determining ratings for blended granule shingle products.

Directionally Reflective Rating Method
The working group is developing a new test method to rate roofing products with different reflectance values depending on the incident angle. The test method is based on research conducted by Hashem Akbari, supported by the CRRC.

At the May 23 Technical Committee meeting, Mr. Akbari gave an update on his research and asked the committee to decide if they want to represent directionally reflective rating methods with one reflectance value, or a summer/winter pair of values.

At the August 8 meeting, Mr. Akbari presented updated data on his research, and responded to committee members’ questions.

At the October 24 meeting, the Committee approved a method to determine the solar reflectance of rating directionally reflective roofing products, which would summarize the rating in one number.

CRRC Program

Random Testing Update

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

The tables below provide the statuses of the annual Random Testing programs.

Products which are “Awaiting Testing” have been collected and are being processed. This category also includes products which have failed their first or second round of testing. The “In Collection Process”category includes products which could not be collected initially and for which contractors or distributors have been contacted.

Please note- the number of products selected for Random Testing was reduced in 2013 from 10% to 7.7% which streamlines the program while maintaining the threshold of statistical significance.

If you have any questions regarding Random Testing, please contact Arshak Zakarian at arshak@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x297.

2010 Random Testing # of Products
Completed & Passed 81
Testing 0
Awaiting Testing 3
Collection in Process 5
Failed 3
TOTAL 92

2011 Random Testing # of Products
Completed & Passed 92
Testing 0
Awaiting Testing 8
Collection in Process 33
TOTAL 133

2012 Random Testing # of Products
Completed & Passed 106
Testing 0
Awaiting Testing 26
Collection in Process 22
TOTAL 154

2013 Random Testing # of Products
Completed & Passed 33
Testing 1
Awaiting Testing 31
Collection in Process 39
TOTAL 104

ES-CRRC® Program

ES-CRRC® Renewals

The 2013 ES-CRRC Program Renewals process is complete. Thank you for submitting payments on time.

2014 ES-CRRC Program Renewals will be due by May 31, 2014. Invoices will be emailed to ENERGY STAR® Partners in Spring 2014.

If you have questions or concerns at any point during the ES-CRRC Renewals process, please contact Melissa Rissman at melissa@coolroofs.org or (510) 482-4420 x236.

Evaluation Services CRRC Working Group
The group is in the process of evaluating various programmatic options for addressing the sustainability of the ES-CRRC program (i.e. ENERGY STAR®) and will present their recommendations at a future Board meeting.

ISO 17065 Re-Accreditation Update
The Evaluation Services CRRC program is in the process of an ISO 17065 accreditation renewal, as required for all Certification Bodies by ENERGY STAR®.

Membership and Outreach

CRRC Annual Membership Meeting

The CRRC held its Annual Membership Meeting on June 13, 2013, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, NV in conjunction with the Western Roofing Expo. CRRC staff and Board members provided updates on the state of the program, technical studies, and the adoption of the CRRC-1 by state and local building codes. Attendees also participated in break-out sessions where small groups brainstormed ways to address CRRC program challenges.

Guest presentations at the meeting included:
Mr. Maciek Rupar from the National Roofing Contractors Association presented research findings comparing CRRC ratings to actual roofs in the Chicago area.

Mr. Hashem Akbari of Concordia University presented calculations breaking down the “winter heating penalty” affecting cool roofs in cold climates.

Mr. Mike Fischer from Kellen Company presented a case study comparing white, black, and vegetative roofs at a correctional facility in New York.

If you missed the meeting, you can view the presentations from the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting here. We look forward to the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting on June 19 in San Francisco, CA!