Cool Roof Rating Council

The Cool Roof Rating Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops fair, accurate, and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the radiative properties of roofing and exterior wall products. The CRRC also provides education to the public on how cool roofs and solar-reflective walls can help improve building performance, increase occupant comfort, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • To implement and communicate fair, accurate, and credible radiative energy performance rating systems for roof or wall surfaces

  • To support research into energy related radiative properties of roof or wall surfaces, including durability of those properties

  • To provide education and objective support to parties interested in understanding and comparing various product options

By pursuing this mission, the CRRC will become the recognized informational resource for reducing the urban heat island effect, increasing building energy efficiency, improving occupant comfort, and mitigating the global climate effects of greenhouse gas emissions.