Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announcement

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announced that it has been named an EPA-recognized Certification Body for roofing products for the ENERGY STAR program.  The CRRC will now offer ENERGY STAR certification as an additional service to its Product Rating Program.   On January 1, 2011 the ENERGY STAR program will be enhanced with several key changes to its procedures.  Previously, manufacturer “Partners” self-tested products and reported results directly to EPA to receive ENERGY STAR labeling for their products.  The enhanced ENERGY STAR program will require Partners to work with EPA-recognized Certification Bodies and test their products through EPA-recognized Laboratories.  The CRRC will offer ENERGY STAR certification as an additional service for manufacturers participating in their Product Rating Program.  In addition to the CRRC, other Certification Bodies approvd by ENERGY STAR for Roof Products are IAPMO R&T, Intertek, Keystone Certifications, and UL.