PROGRAM OR STANDARD
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
The goals of CHPS are to fundamentally change the design, construction, and operation of schools to protect student and staff health; conserve energy, water, and other natural resources; and reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation. The standard becomes mandatory if the school is funded by the State Department of Education.
Roofs are required to be CRRC rated and meet a minimum Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) value.
US Environmental Protection Agency
ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Roof Products; Specification 3.0; 2017
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed label for energy efficient products. ENERGY STAR certified roofs are required to have minimum initial and three-year aged solar reflectance values.
United States and Canada
Green Building Initiative
Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings; ANSI/GBI 01; 2021
Green Globes is an online assessment protocol, rating system, and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party assessment.
Build It Green
GreenPoint Rating System
The GreenPoint Rated label shows that your home remodel was built to trusted environmental standards and evaluated by a certified GreenPoint Rater.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
National Green Building Standard; ICC 700; 2020
Voluntary standard for green building design and construction. Contains a heat island mitigation compliance option based on SRI.
US Green Building Council (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Site Sustainability - Heat Island Reduction; Version 4.1
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) voluntary green building certification system. It is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods. There is a heat island mitigation compliance credit for the installation of a cool roof based on minimum solar reflectance, thermal emittance, and SRI values.
EarthCraft House Technical Guidelines; 2018 [PDF]
The EarthCraft House Technical Guidelines apply to all new construction and gut rehab projects in the EarthCraft House program, including single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes. Requires installation of ENERGY STAR certified roof product.
New Jersey, State of
New Jersey Green Building Manual; 2019
New Jersey Green Building Manual
Washington, State of
Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Version 4
Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS)