ABOUT THE WALL PRODUCT RATING PROGRAM

Last Updated March 10, 2020

The CRRC is currently exploring the development of a Wall Product Rating Program in collaboration with industry. The proposed program will be similar to the CRRC’s Roof Product Rating Program, with product ratings based on the surface radiative properties of exterior wall products. Recent research by LBNL found that “cool walls” can save as much energy as a cool roof. 

In 2019, the CRRC membership amended the organization’s bylaws to permit the rating of exterior wall products. A steering committee comprised of 21 members representing manufacturers, government, utilities, building enclosure experts, and other interested parties are currently working on the program design and a funding model, which will be described in a proposal to the CRRC Board of Directors (Board). The Board will consider approval of the proposed program in mid-2020. If approved, the launch of the Wall Rating Program is anticipated for spring 2022. 

Get Involved

Let us know if your organization is interested in participating in the Wall Rating Program. Industry participation primarily means having wall product(s) rated by the CRRC. Other opportunities for participation include:

  • Becoming a CRRC member,
  • Serving on a Wall Rating Program Committee, and/or
  • Utilizing wall product ratings to identify, require or promote cool walls through policy or voluntary program. 

Please note that participation in the CRRC Wall Product Rating Program is separate and distinct from the CRRC Roof Rating Program and CRRC Membership

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Become a Founding Member

Founding Members are crucial to the successful launch of a Wall Rating Program. Founding Members make a tax-deductible contribution that will go toward program start-up costs, including software development, obtaining trademarks and copyrights, and the design of program logos and labels. 

Founding Members will be formally recognized on the CRRC website and will have exclusive rights to the Founding Member Logo upon program launch.  Additionally,  Founding Members will receive a 50% discount on CRRC product rating fees for the first 10 products rated in the first year of program operation.
 

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