Cool Roofing Materials Database


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Energy Technologies Area
 
 

Energy-efficient roofing systems can reduce roof temperatures significantly during the summer, and thus reduce the energy requirements for air conditioning. The purpose of this Cool Roofing Materials Database is to assist with the selection of roofing materials which reflect, or otherwise reject, the sun's radiant energy, before it penetrates into the interior of the building.

This Database has been prepared by the Heat Island Project within Berkeley Laboratory's Energy Technologies Area, under the direction of Paul Berdahl (PHBerdahl@lbl.gov (510) 486-5278). We welcome any comments you may have; they will help us improve the database.