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
- All Members must abide by the Code
of Conduct laid
down by the ECRC.
- Members must adhere to the conditions of Membership
as set out in the By-Laws.
- 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
Logo and Label Use Guide. In the event of Membership ceasing,
the Member shall with immediate affect stop using the ECRC logo.
- The Member
must pay an annual subscription by April 30th each year set by the
ECRC which is nonrefundable.
- 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
- The ECRC secretariat and Board has the right to suspend
or expel members who clearly bring the ECRC into disrepute through
- 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
The exact fee payable depends on the progressive scale outlined in
the table below:
Roof Raw Material Producers, Final Product Manufacturers, Applicators,
Distributors, Wholesalers, other commercial and / or trading
Roof Promotion and Specification
Board may invite patrons, individuals, to contribute to the
work of the ECRC whose association is renewable on an annual
roof specifiers, promoters and educational institution or not
for profit centre 2
consultants, energy service companies and other interested
individuals. Non-profit groups, government agencies, educational
institutions, code bodies, other trade associations
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
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
may attend committees and the General Assembly but may not vote
and are not required to pay membership fees
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: email@example.com and post
it to ECRC, Drevedu Pressoir 38,1190 Forest (Brussels) Belgium.
For more information, please see the Membership