Be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR when shopping for roof products
Current Specification Effective Date: July 2017
Roof products originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in February, 1999.
- Product submissions must include initial emissivity data for all existing and new products. All new products cannot be cleaned prior to the three year test. Reflectivity requirements differ for low-slope and steep-slope roofs.
- ENERGY STAR certified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10–15 percent.
- The ENERGY STAR energy-efficiency criteria do not include a specification for roof insulation.