ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice. If looking for new household or business products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
The Cool Roof Rating Council was created in 1998 to develop accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and to disseminate the information to all interested parties. The CRRC is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization for the following purposes; to implement and communicate fair, accurate, and credible radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces, to support research into energy related radiative properties of roofing surfaces, including durability of those properties and to provide education and objective support to parties interested in understanding and comparing various roofing options.