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Useful Links:

ASES, The American Solar Energy Society

ASHRAE, (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.)

  ASTM International, (formerly the "American Society for Testing and Materials")

Applicable standards:


ASTM C1371-04a (Standard Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers)  

Solar Spectrum Reflectometer:

ASTM C1549-04 (Standard Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer)

ASTM E1980-01 (Standard Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Opaque Surfaces)

Devices and Services Products on the web:

The Heat Island Group of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technology Group, Cool Roof instrumentation page.

Steel Roofing  Oak Ridge National Laboratory report.

Energy Star  "Program Requirements for Roof Products".

"American Concrete Pavement Association", Creating a concrete mixture to obtain LEED site credit.

Information on how concrete can help achieve LEED credits.

Cool Roof Rating Council, "Standard Practice for Measuring Solar Reflectance of a Flat, Opaque, and Heterogeneous Surface Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer".

Heat Island Group, "Effects of Composition and Exposure On the Solar Reflectance Of Portland Cement Concrete".


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