Cool Roofs Webinar
On April 11, 2011, Blaise Stoltenberg and Kosol Kiatreungwattana of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory presented a Webinar about roofs that are designed to maintain a lower roof temperature than traditional roofs do, in order to reduce energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs, improve indoor thermal comfort, and decrease room operating temperature to try to extend roof service life. It's one of the presentations in a series of Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinars sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program.
The resources and tools mentioned in the presentation include:
- Minimum Cool Roof Requirements
- Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
- ENERGY STAR Roof Product List
- Florida Solar Energy Center Flexible Roof Facility
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory Cool Roof Calculator
- Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs
- DOE Cool Roof Calculator
- Cool Roof Rating Council
- Roof Savings Calculator
- Cool Roof Fact Sheet
- Cool Roof Design Brief
Blaise Stoltenberg is a senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he is part of the Deployment and Market Transformation team's Solar and Buildings Technology Group. Stoltenberg primarily gives technical assistance to Federal agencies at home and abroad surrounding solar projects and solar market transformation
Kosol Kiatreungwattana is an Energy Engineer at NREL, where he works in the solar and buildings modeling group. Kiatreungwattana has an advanced degree in building energy systems, and has extensive experience working in the field of architectural energy management.