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2nd Call for European testing laboratories to participate in the ECRC Product Rating program
Posted: 25/02/2015 19:55

The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC - http://coolroofcouncil.eu) is operating a rating program and database for the radiative properties of roofing products (http://coolroofcouncil.eu/prp.php). The purpose of the ECRC product rating program is to provide a uniform and credible system for rating and reporting the Radiative Properties of roofing materials for all stakeholders.
In the framework of this program, Manufacturers and Sellers will have the opportunity to label roofing products with the measured values of their Initial Radiative Properties. These properties are determined and verified through testing by accredited/approved testing laboratories and a process of random testing of rated products. Any roofing product can be tested as long as it is in compliance with the specifications and requirements defined in the ECRC Product Rating Program Manual. Rated products are published in the ECRC Rated Products Database on the ECRC website and receive the ECRC Rated Product Label.
The ECRC believes that it is necessary to publish unbiased ratings for products to give ensure consumers the confidence that the performance of the chosen technology has been verified technology they choose has been verified. This is a key point particularly in cases where green building standards need to be satisfied (e.g. standards where the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) value of the chosen roofing material may give additional points)
The ECRC believes that it is necessary to publish unbiased ratings for products to ensure consumers that the performance of the chosen technology has been verified. This is a key point particularly in cases where green building standards need to be satisfied (e.g. standards where the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) value of the chosen roofing material may give additional points). The ECRC product rating program does not specify minimum or target values for any radiative property. However, part of the ECRC mission is to promote the benefits of cool roofing products across Europe.

More information: coolroofcouncil.eu/files/PRP/ECRC_2nd_call_for_labs.pdf

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