Become a Member of the ECRC

ECRC Principles of Membership

The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) actively seeks applications from any organisation interested in the promotion (encouraging consumers or interested stakeholders to use or specifying cool roofing; advertising the benefits of cool roofing; advocating for the inclusion of cool roofing within building codes or similar) of cool roofing and cool roof technology.

  1. All Members must abide by the Code of Conduct laid down by the ECRC.
  2. Members must adhere to the conditions of Membership as set out in the By-Laws.
  3. Members can use, if they so wish, the ECRC logo in the manner stated in the logo rules. The ECRC logo and permission to use the logo that Members receive is conferred on the Member organization solely. It is not assignable or transferable to any other body or person, and shall not be reproduced, altered or added to in any way. About the proper use of the ECRC logo, please read carefully the ECRC Logo and Label Use Guide. In the event of Membership ceasing, the Member shall with immediate affect stop using the ECRC logo.
  4. The Member must pay an annual subscription by April 30th each year set by the ECRC which is nonrefundable.
  5. The ECRC may refuse or rescind an application for membership if the Council considers that the application does not fulfil the criteria for membership as set out in Code of Conduct.
  6. The ECRC secretariat and Board has the right to suspend or expel members who clearly bring the ECRC into disrepute through unethical action.
  7. If membership subscriptions are paid by Direct Debit, the ECRC will automatically renew the membership for the next calendar year unless written notice is given to the Board, at least one month proceeding to the next calendar year.

Who Can Be a Member?

Any individual or organization interested in rating roof surface radiative properties and in the energy-efficiency of roofs. ECRC members include corporations, individuals, partnerships, sole proprietorships, trade associations, universities, governmental and non-governmental agencies.

The fees payable by members are managed by the European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) board pursuant to Article 8 (Membership fees) mentioned in the bylaws, all fees will be payable in January of each year or pro rata from month of joining. Fees will be reviewed by the ECRC Board in November of the year prior to the renewal. Members who do not pay their membership fees in full by April 30th will lose all associated membership privileges. The fees presented below are applicable through December 31, 2012.

The membership fees payable to the ECRC will take the form of annual membership fees.

The exact fee payable depends on the progressive scale outlined in the table below:

Company turnover/Detials Annual Membership Fees
Cool Roof Raw Material Producers, Final Product Manufacturers, Applicators, Distributors, Wholesalers, other commercial and / or trading companies Type A Organisation <€1,000,000 €1000
Type B Organisation Between €1,000,001 €5,000,000 €2000
Type C Organisation Between €5,000,001
and €10,000,000
Type D Organisation >€10,000,001 €4000
Cool Roof Promotion and Specification ECRC project contribution1 The Board may invite patrons, individuals, to contribute to the work of the ECRC whose association is renewable on an annual basis.
Cool roof specifiers, promoters and educational institution or not for profit centre 2 Architects, consultants, energy service companies and other interested individuals. Non-profit groups, government agencies, educational institutions, code bodies, other trade associations €350
Other Laboratory and Test Farm annual fees
  • All organisations participating in the ECRC must pay 'membership fees' outlined in the table
  • Type A-D organisations only have the right to submit products to be rated
  • Product rating fees are payable to the accredited laboratory
  • Additional fees related to initial/aged radiative properties testing will be payable to the accredited independent laboratory of the organisations choosing

1 Patrons may attend committees and the General Assembly but may not vote and are not required to pay membership fees
2 Organisations in this category of membership have no rights to have any of their own products rated

For new applicants, an invoice detailing the probationary membership fee is to be sent shortly after the ECRC Board declares an applicant a probationary member. Membership payment must be received within 1 month after the invoice date (registration will not be effective and will not be entered for ratification to the General Assembly until payment has been fully received). The annual fee for members follows the calendar year. The membership automatically continues for the next calendar year, unless written notice is given to the Board, at least one month proceeding to the next calendar year. Dues are for one calendar year membership (year ending December).

How Do I Become a Member?

To join the ECRC as a Member, Please fill in the following Membership Application, have two representatives of your organization sign it and email it to ECRC's secretariat: and post it to ECRC, Drevedu Pressoir 38,1190 Forest (Brussels) Belgium.

Membership Application

For more information, please see the Membership Application Process.

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