Cool Roofs in Northern Climates

The growing awareness of climate change, as well as the related issues of urban heat islands and steadily increasing energy costs, has led to a growing interest in the effectiveness of reflective, or “cool” roofing. As manufacturers of both black and white membrane, the members of the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) commissioned an exhaustive review of the science supporting the use of either reflective or dark membranes in various climates. This resulting paper is designed to provide clarity for our current and potential customers, and bring balance to the frequently confused black-vs.-white debate.

Source: ERA Technical Committee