Rigid Global Components has recently selected the CRRC as our 3rd Party Certification Body for the new Energy Star standards. For more information regarding the new changes from Energy Star please visit their website.
Energy Star plays an important roll in all building applications today. From the building envelope down to the fixtures inside, everyone is doing what they can to make a building as energy efficient as possible. The one part of a building that is exposed to the elements 365 days a year is the roof and the walls, which makes it one of the largest areas that can aid in the efficiency of a building.
Energy Star has developed a system that allows the color of a metal roof to be considered Energy Star approved and therefore energy efficient. Before only light colored roofs were considered Energy Star rated, however with the help of our paint system provider Valspar, we have over 15 energy star approved roof colors including gallery blue and colonial red.
Cool Roofing and Energy Initiatives are another way we are helping to save the environment, lower energy cost, and help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect. Solar Reflectivity and Emissivity are also ways to help lower energy costs. Solar Reflectivity (fraction of energy reflected over a surface) = the more solar energy reflected from a surface, the less energy building will need to cool down. In order for a color to be Energy Star approved it must have a Solar Reflective value greater than 0.65 for low slope and greater than 0.25 for steep slope.
By choosing to install an Energy Star approved roof on your building or home, you are helping reduce the urban heat island effect as well as reduce your energy bill.