Course Delivery Type

On Demand

AIA Credit


Course Level


Course Length

40 minutes



About this Course

This on-demand course covers how solar-reflective “cool” roofs and walls address the impacts of heat and energy use; the properties that determine the “coolness” of a product; the factors that influence energy savings and performance; and the role of third-party product ratings in code and program compliance. This course also describes several third-party educational resources available online and at no charge to the public.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the radiative properties and ratings of roofing and exterior wall materials and understand which materials will meet project requirements using a third-party database of rated products.

  2. Explain how cool roofs and walls can reduce a building’s solar heat gain and lower temperatures of buildings and surrounding communities.

  3. Identify resources to help you communicate the benefits of cool roofs and walls to your clients.

  4. Identify codes, standards, and programs that prescribe the use of cool roof and exterior wall materials and resources for staying up to date.

Course Registration

The course is free. To obtain AIA continuing education credit, please complete this registration form after viewing the on-demand course.

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