Yes. The CRRC Wall Rating Program is separate and distinct from the Roof Rating Program. Any company interested in getting a CRRC product rating for a roofing product must submit a CRRC F-1 Licensee Application and CRRC A-1 Agreement, and pay the associated fee regardless of whether the company is already a CRRC Licensee in the Wall Rating Program.

Product Rating

The CRRC does not require rated products to meet or exceed a minimum value for solar reflectance (SR) and thermal emittance (TE). Any product can be rated by the CRRC regardless of its radiative performance as long as it is tested in accordance with the CRRC-2 Wall Product Rating Program Manual.

The reasons why the CRRC does not establish a minimum threshold for SR and TE are (1) the CRRC does not certify products, as certification implies that a product meets or exceeds a standard, and (2) minimum SR and TE requirements vary among jurisdictions. What is considered a “cool” product in one jurisdiction may not be considered one in another jurisdiction.

The CRRC strives to approve product rating applications as quickly as possible after receiving all the necessary information and payment from the Licensee, though there may be a backlog for processing during busy periods. Any missing documentation or inaccuracies in the application or test results will cause additional delays.

No. The testing and weathering requirements differ slightly between the two programs. For example, the settings on the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer used for taking reflectance measurements are different between the two programs. Additionally, the exposure angle for field exposure of product samples (i.e. three-year weathering) is vertical (90°) for wall products and either 45° or 5° for roof products.

No. Ratings are based on solar reflectance and thermal emittance measurements made by a CRRC-approved test lab using the proper equipment and settings. Additionally, three-year weathering in accordance with CRRC protocols is required for a rating. Weathering is preceded by initial testing and followed by aged testing, both conducted by a CRRC-approved test lab.


There are several test methods for measuring the radiative performance (all products), thickness (coating), and color (architectural coatings and factory-applied coating/coated metal) of exterior wall products. The test methods are listed in the CRRC-2 Wall Product Rating Program Manual. These tests must be performed by an Accredited Independent Testing Laboratory (AITL) and/or approved Wall Approved Manufacturer Testing Laboratory.

An AITL is an independent product testing facility that is accredited to the International Standard, ISO/IEC 17025, and approved by the CRRC to test products. An AITL is also not owned by or affiliated with any manufacturers. The CRRC only accepts test data from an approved AITL or Wall Approved Manufacturer Testing Laboratory (Wall AMTL). See CRRC Accredited Test Labs and Test Farms for a list of approved labs.

Please contact one of the AITLs on the CRRC website directly with your inquiry. Even if an AITL agrees to take measurements in situ, the test results cannot be used to receive a CRRC product rating. Only testing conducted in accordance with the CRRC’s requirements in the CRRC-2 Wall Product Rating Program Manual is permitted.

Logo and Label

The Licensee must have a signed CRRC Licensee Agreement on file with the CRRC to be authorized to use the label and logo. There are strict requirements about the proper use of the label and logo. Visit Product Label Guidance and Logo Use Requirements for detailed requirements.

Please email [email protected] to request the official CRRC Wall Product Label and/or Rated Wall Product Logo file.

Yes. The CRRC Product Label may only be used by CRRC Licensees with products that have received a CRRC rating. There are strict requirements about the proper use of the CRRC Product Label. Visit Product Label Guidance for detailed requirements.

No. The Member Logo is only for use by CRRC members. If you are a CRRC Licensee and want to use the Member Logo, you must also become a CRRC member. The Member Logo can only be used on company letterheads, correspondence, and promotional materials. Visit Logo Use Requirements for detailed requirements.

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