California Energy Code:
The 2013 edition of the California Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) went into effect on July 1, 2014. The revised code calls for increased energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings. Local jurisdictions have adopted provisions, programs and incentives to align with Title 24, Part 6, including the cities of Los Angeles, Fresno and Sacramento. As of January 1, 2015 Los Angeles became the first major city to require on new residential construction and reroof applications to have “Cool Roofs” (LA Municipal Building Code). This is a direct result of Climate Resolve’s “Hot City, Cool Roofs” campaign that pushed for solutions to reduce the urban heat island effect. To encourage the adoption of this provision, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is offering a rebate for installation of Cool Roofs.
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Cool Roofs may help reduce energy by using shingles with solar-reflecting granules. Asphalt shingles that qualify as Cool Roof products are listed on the CRRC Rated Product directory.
To meet the prescriptive requirements of Title 24, Part 6 and Cool Roof requirements in local jurisdictions such as the La Municipal Code, Owens Corning Roofing has expanded its Cool Roof Color Collection.
A minimum 3-year aged solar reflectance of 0.20, a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75 or a minimum solar reflectance index (SRI) of 16 is required for
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