What is a Cool Roof?
Just out from the California Energy Commission is a brochure regarding Cool Roofs. This is helpful information and provides some understanding of how a roof is determined to be "cool" and how it affects Title 24 energy compliance. The direct link to the brochure is here below:
- http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-400-2012-003/CEC-400-2012-003-BR.pdf [PDF, 2 pages, 1.1MB]
You can also access the file by following these steps:
- Log onto the California Energy Commission's Website
- Under the Brochures Heading, click on the "Cool Roofs" brochure.
- Select "Landscape" orientation in your print properties settings if printing two-sided (duplex).
I hope this is helpful to you in understanding the definition and requirements of a "cool" roof.
As always, I am available to discuss the process of meeting the California Energy Code for any building project. Contact me …