If you are a roofing product manufacturer or seller who wants to have a product rated, you must first become licensed with the CRRC:

If you are an “end user” of the CRRC programs, that is, if you are a home or building owner, operator or facilities manager; architect; specifier; contractor; consultant; or a plan checker or building inspector looking for specific product information:

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The CRRC does not set a definition for "cool." We leave this to the code bodies and programs that reference the CRRC. Those entities set minimum performance requirements for roofs and walls. The CRRC simply provides the accurately measured radiative property values on the Rated Roof and Wall Products Directories. A product's placement on the Rated Products Directory does not guarantee that the product is "cool" as defined by any particular code body or program.

No. The CRRC strictly maintains a rating system for the radiative properties of roof and exterior wall surfaces. We do not make, endorse or sell any roofing or wall products.

No. While it is true that California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards (commonly known as Title 24, Part 6) require CRRC-rated roofing products for compliance, the CRRC is not a "California" program. Any city ordinance, state code, or program may reference the CRRC's Roof Rating Program and/or Wall Rating Program.

No. The CRRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that maintains a third-party, independent product rating program to measure the surface radiative properties of roofing and exterior wall products. Government entities or other interested parties may refer to the CRRC as a reliable and credible source of radiative property data. This information is disseminated to the public at no charge via the CRRC’s Rated Product Directories for Roofs and Walls. Government entities may also participate as CRRC General Interest members. Visit Become a Member for more information on CRRC membership.