CRRC provides this webpage as an informational resource but is not responsible for the Los Angeles Green Building Code or consumer rebate program. All questions should be directed to LADWP.
This page provides details about cool roof building code requirements in Los Angeles, California. For information about how to apply to the rebate program, visit the LADWP Consumer Rebate Program webpage. You can contact LADWP with rebate program questions at 1-800-374-2224.
The Los Angeles Green Building Code requires that roofing material used in residential buildings meet minimum values for 3-year aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance, or for SRI. The requirements are as follows:
Low-slope (< 2:12)
Steep-slope (> 2:12)
If the product is new and the aged solar reflectance value is unavailable, it can be calculated using the following formula:
Aged Reflectancecalculated=(0.2+ ß[pinitial – 0.2])
Where pinitial = Initial Reflectance listed in the CRRC Rated Product Directory, and
ß= 0.65 for Field Applied Coating, or 0.70 for Not a Field Applied Coating
Exceptions to the Los Angeles Green Building Code include:
Roof repair as defined in Section 100.1(b) of the California Energy Code; or
Roof replacement when the roof area being replaced is equal to or less than 50% of the total roof area; or
Additions resulting in less than 500 square feet of added roof area or less than 50% of the total roof area, whichever is greater; or
Roof construction that has a thermal mass over the roof membrane, including areas of vegetated (green) roofs weighing at least 25 pounds per square foot
To find CRRC-rated products that comply with the ordinance, visit the CRRC online Rated Roof Products Directory and search for the minimum required values using the "Minimum Radiative Properties" tab. For more information about the building requirements, review the City of Los Angeles Cool Roof Fact Sheet & FAQs or visit www.ladwp.com.
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