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Cool Roofs 101
Florida Roofing Magazine, April 2016

From 3 Years of Aging to 3 Days: Generating Interim Roof Ratings with Laboratory Aging
D+D In Depth, Durability + Design, March 2016

Cool Down with Cool Roofs:  Choosing the Right Roof for your Building
Florida Facilities Today, February 2013

Cool Roof Reflections:  Buildings Can Gain Many Benefits from Cool Metal Roofing
Metalmag Magazine, January/February 2012

Cool Roofs and Photovoltaics – An Unlikely Pair
Facility Management Journal, July/August 2011

Cool Roofs for Hot Projects
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Approved Continuing Education Course, May 2011

Cool at the Top:  Improving your Building's Sustainability and Bottom Line with a Cool Roof
Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine, May 2011

Cool Roofs 101
Environmental Design + Construction, January 2011

Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs
U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2010

Cool Roofs: a Piece of the Green Puzzle
Roofing Contractor Magazine, September 2009

Benefits of Cool Roofs on Commercial Buildings
Interface, July 2009

White Rooftops May Help Slow Warming
Washington Post, June 14, 2009

What's So Cool About Cool Roofs?
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Approved Continuing Education Course, March 2009

Understanding Cool Roof Codes and Rebate Requirements
Building Operations Management, March 2009

Features and Benefits of Cool Roofs: The Cool Roof Rating Council Program
Journal of Green Building Volume 3: Number 2, Spring 2008

Be Cool: the Cool Roof Movement is Sweeping the Nation
CRRC Supplement in Eco-Structure Magazine, January/February 2008

Cool Roofing: Beyond Myths to Solutions
Maintenance Solutions Magazine, July 2007

Finding Incentives for Cool Roofs
Building Operating Management, March 2007

Making the Case for Cool Roofs
Maintenance Solutions Magazine, October 2006

Making Cool Roofs Pay
Maintenance Soutions Magazine, August 2006

Roofing: Making White Coatings Work
Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, May 2006

Literature Review of Uncertainty Analysis Methods
Texas A&M University, October 2004

Long Term Reflective Performance of Roof Membranes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Technical results of a three year study on the loss of solar reflectance due to soiling and the increase in roof temps over that time.

At Home with Cool Colored-Roofs
Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Technical Brief

Economic Feasibility of Cleaning Roofs to Maintain their 'Solar Reflectance' Ratings
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Impact Evaluation of the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia's Cool Homes Pilot Project
REACH grant funded project to help Philadelphia's low-income senior citizens deal safely with excessive summer heat. November 2004.

Comparative Evaluation of the Impact of Roofing Systems on Residential Cooling Energy Demand in Florida
Florida Solar Energy Center

Green and cool roofs to mitigate urban heat island effects in the Chicago metropolitan area: evaluation with a regional climate model
A Sharma et al.
Environmental Research Letters
Published on June 1, 2014

Soiling Effects of Building Envelope Surfaces and its Effect on Solar Reflectance -- Part III: Interlaboratory Study of an Accelerated Aging Method for Roofing Materials
Mohamad Sleiman et al.
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
Published on March 2014

Soiling Effects of Building Envelope Surfaces and its Effect on Solar Reflectance -- Part II: Development of an Accelerated Aging Method for Roofing Materials
Mohamad Sleiman et al.
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
Published on March 2014

Soiling Effects of Building Envelope Surfaces and its Effect on Solar Reflectance -- Part I: Analysis of Roofing Product Databases
Mohamad Sleiman et al.
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
Published on September 16, 2011

Summary: This study explores how the aged reflectance of roofing materials varies by climate and product type though the comparison of initial and aged solar reflectance values published on the CRRC and EPA databases as of 2011. The study found that variation in aged reflectance exists, particularly for certain product types and climates.

Demonstration of Cooling Savings of Light Colored Roof Surfacing in Florida Commercial Buildings: Retail Strip Mall
Danny Parker, Jeffrey Sonne, and John Sherwin
Florida Solar Energy Center
Published October 1997

Measured Cooling Energy Savings From Reflective Roofing Systems In Florida: Field and Laboratory Research Results
Danny S. Parker et al.
Florida Solar Energy Center
Published 1995

Useful Links

Advocacy and Research

European Cool Roofs Council

Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Heat Island Group

Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL)


DOE Cool Roof Calculator
For small to medium-sized flat-roof facilities

Roof Savings Calculator
Residential & commercial

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Solar Reflectance Index Calculator
SRI Calculator (Excel document)

LEED Heat Island Effect - Roof
Credit template

Codes, Policy and Programs

Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
depicts helpful interactive maps of the U.S. providing state energy code adoption information for residential and commercial codes.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Department of Energy (DOE)
Information on US codes

California Building Energy Efficiency Program
Title 24 Energy Code program updates


U.S. Department of Energy
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu shares his perspective about the benefits of cool roofing.

California Cool Roofs Information

California Energy Commission
Cool roof training videos.

Industry Links

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB)

Chemical Fabrics and Film Association: Vinyl Roofing Division (CFFA)

Cool Metal Roofing (CMRC)

Metal Building Manufacturer’s Association (MBMA)

Metal Construction Association (MCA)

National Roofing Contractors Association

Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA)

Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)

Roofing Industry Committee On Weather Issues (RICOWI)

Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI)

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

Tile Roofing Institute

Union Roofing Contractors Association