CRRC Standards Development
Last page update: March 15, 2019
The current version of ANSI/CRRC S100 - Standard Test Methods for Determining Radiative Properties of Materials was approved by the American National Standards Institute on April 26, 2016.
The CRRC became an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2007. After a three-year process, the first edition of ANSI/CRRC S100 - Standard Test Methods for Determining Radiative Properties of Materials (formerly CRRC-1 Standard) was approved on November 16, 2010.
ANSI's Essential Requirements and CRRC's procedures specify that the process for standards development must be a collaborative, balanced, and consensus-based approval process. As such, every few years the standard must go through a public review process. As part of this process, consensus must be reached by representatives from materially-affected and interested parties. ANSI/CRRC S100 (2016) was developed with input from the public and the CRRC Consensus Body, a balanced group representing diverse interests, ensuring that all aspects of the standard are considered.
ANSI/CRRC S100 covers test specimen preparation and test methods for measuring the initial and aged radiative properties of roofing products. ANSI/CRRC S100 is referenced by building codes and rating programs worldwide in order to measure the initial and aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products.
Next Update of ANSI/CRRC S100
The CRRC is planning to hold a 45-day public comment period on the proposed changes to the standard in June and July, 2019. Please visit this webpage for additional information as it becomes available.
Consensus Body Roster
The Consensus Body is responsible for evaluating proposed revisions to the S100 standard, including public comments. The group was officially established on February 4, 2019.
Consensus Body Interest Categories:
- Users: Individuals who represent entities that use the CRRC Product Rating Program or ANSI/CRRC S100 to specify products either for installation, for regulatory purposes or for a voluntary program. This category includes building owners, facilities personnel, government agencies that use the CRRC Product Rating Program or ANSI/CRRC S100 as the basis for regulation, organizations that have green building certification programs or rebate programs, specifiers, consultants, contractors, and building inspectors. This category also includes organizations that provide testing and weathering services for CRRC Licensees (e.g., Accredited Independent Testing Laboratories and Approved Test Farms).
- Producers: Individuals that represent entities that produce or sell products that may be rated by the CRRC. This category includes companies that produce or sell roofing materials and organizations that represent companies producing and selling roofing materials (e.g., industry or trade associations).
- General Interest: Individuals that represent entities that do not use the CRRC Product Rating Program or ANSI/CRRC S100 directly and do not produce or sell roofing materials. This category includes independent research organizations, government agencies with an interest in energy or environmental issues (but do not establish or adopt regulations pertaining to cool roofs), non-profit organizations, and other organizations that do not directly profit from roofing product sales but have a general interest in cool roofing, energy-efficiency, sustainability, green building practices, and other related issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ANSI/CRRC S100?
ANSI/CRRC S100 (formerly CRRC-1 Standard) was developed as a consensus-based standard to provide a consistent reference in energy and building codes regarding measuring the radiative performance of roofing performance. ANSI/CRRC S100 covers specimen preparation and test methods for measuring the initial and aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products.
What is ANSI?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a distinguished non-profit organization that coordinates the development of voluntary consensus standards through its Essential Requirements, which require the process for standards development to be fair, open, and balanced.
How often is ANSI/CRRC S100 updated?
The CRRC updates ANSI/CRRC S100 approximately every three years. The primary reason for updating the standard is to incorporate changes made to the CRRC's Product Rating Program that are related to radiative properties measurement, including new test methods and practices adopted by the CRRC since the last update of ANSI/CRRC S100.
Where can I find a copy of the previous edition of the standard (CRRC-1 Standard 2012)?
You can download the archived standard here. CRRC-1 (2012) is superceded by ANSI/CRRC S100 (2016).
For questions about ANSI/CRRC S100, ANSI, or the public review process to update ANSI/CRRC S100, please contact Sarah Schneider, (503) 606-8448 ext. 502.