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Cool Roofing: A Solution to NationalEnergy & Environmental Challenges

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Sustainable sites

This course provides an overview of the performance characteristics and benefits of cool roofing systems using reflective white vinyl roofing. Green roofing, energy saving programs, environmental challenges and solutions are also reviewed.


  • Recall at least two approaches of cool roofs in curbing the urban heat island effect and how it contributes to improved air quality
  • Use white reflective vinyl roofing to meet Energy Starr, Title 24, LEEDr, and Green Globes criteria for successful installation of environmentally sound cool roofing systems
  • Calculate how building energy costs and peak energy demand can be reduced through the use of white reflective vinyl roofing membranes and green or planted roofs
  • Recall incentive programs for use of cool roofs and apply these to an ongoing project
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
BOMI (CPD) 1.0