The status of cool roofs in the European context is presented. Various definitions of cool roofing materials are analysed and presented. The promotion and rating of cool roofs in Europe is pinpointed. European legislation as well as the challenges of products for cool roofs in the European context is discussed.
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
Webinar on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT (8 am CEST)
This webinar discusses the role of cool, reflective roofing, and specifically the role of PVC roofing as a way to decrease energy use and thereby decreasing emissions. PVC singly-ply roofing deflects heat from buildings, decreases energy use, mitigates urban heat islands, and serves as a durable platform for photovoltaic systems and vegetative roofs.
Post date: 14 Sep 2016
The aim of this QUALICHeCK webinar, which will take place on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10:00 am Brussels time (CET), is to outline the efforts performed in the European context for the promotion of cool roofs, including aspects of compliance and quality of the works.
Post date: 5 Sep 2016
Energy Saving Potentials and Air Quality Benefits of Urban Heat Island Mitigation
This article suggests that cooling demand can be decreased through a large-scale implementation of heat-island mitigation measures.
Post date: 1 Aug 2016
The presentations from the 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference and the QUALICHeCK International Workshop on Summer Comfort Technologies in Buildings are now available for free download.
The 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 10 May 2016, and covered the following topics:
Post date: 13 Jun 2016
This QUALICHeCK fact sheet presents, analyses and evaluates the voluntary cool roofing products rating programme developed by the European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) with the purpose to provide uniform and credible radiative properties of roofing products and materials, measured by an ECRC accredited/approved testing laboratory.
Post date: 30 Mar 2016
Voluntary and regulatory frameworks to improve quality and compliance of solar control, cool roofs and ventilative cooling
The 2nd QUALICHeCK Workshop will take place in Athens, Greece, on 9-10 March 2016, focusing on sustainable summer comfort technologies.
Within the context of compliance and quality, topics to be covered include:
developments in cooling technologies and potential for advanced cooling
status on ventilative cooling
Post date: 15 Dec 2015
Increase of the urban ambient temperature caused by local and global phenomena is probably the more incontestable incident of climate change. Urban warming has a very significant impact on human life increasing the energy consumption, deteriorating the comfort levels, increasing the pollution concentration, threatening the human health and affecting the urban economy. Mitigation technologies aiming to countermeasure the impact of the phenomenon are rapidly developed and applied in real scale projects.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
This paper summarises recent research on urban heat islands carried out in Europe. Recent studies to identify the amplitude of urban heat islands as well as the main reasons that increase temperatures in urban areas are identified and discussed for southern, mid- and northern Europe. Studies aiming to identify the energy impact of heat islands are presented, as well as those that explore the impact of heat islands on the cooling potential of natural and night ventilation techniques.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Search the Knowledge Base: a repository for cool surface and urban heat island information!The Knowledge Base is a user-friendly tool to find research, program materials, sample documents, presentations, case studies, codes and standards, videos, images and other relevant items from around the world. Whether you are investigating a specific topic or paper or are simply browsing, the Knowledge Base is designed to help you quickly find what you are looking for.
Post date: 14 Aug 2014