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EU Cool Roof Council

The aim of the work here is the foundation of the EU-Cool Roofs Council (or EU-CRC).

This body will be created in order to bring together all the relevant actors in the field, i.e. Universities and research institutes in EU, market actors and cool roofs manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, roofing contractors, consultants, non-profit groups, as well as the end users, i.e. municipalities, local authorities, chambers of engineers, government agencies, air quality boards, code bodies, energy service companies, building industry, developers, housing organizations and other interested groups or individuals.

This EU-CRC will merge all the driving forces for the promotion and adoption of cool roofs in EU, market actors and end users targeting to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, to remove the market barriers, to help manufacturers to develop cool roofs products, to educate the public, policy makers and to develop incentive programs.

Moreover the EU-CRC will play a significant role to understand the mechanisms that will allow EU cool roofs stakeholders to scale-up and the role that a regulatory or prescriptive framework can play within EU and on local level.

Additionally, the EU-CRC will endeavour to establish links with other Councils and institutes worldwide that are involved in the cool roofs field, from either the technical point of view or the legislative point of view, and with cool roofs companies or relevant organizations in the US, Asia, etc.

In the present framework, identified market actors around EU will be notified of the existence of the EU-CRC with the assistance of the Dissemination and Communication WP6.

It is to be noted that the EU-CRC is meant to live autonomously beyond the duration of the project and continue its work indefinitely.



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Sunday, 19 September 2010 17:58
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Next Cool Roofs Council Meeting

The next Cool Roofs Council Meeting will be held in Rhodes on Saturday 2nd of October 2010.

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EU Cool Roof Council
  
Monday, 15 June 2009 16:54

The work package 2 managed by the University of La Rochelle has different aims:

  • foundation of the EU–COOL ROOFS COUNCIL (EU-CRC)
  • compilation of the cool roof action plan
  • compilation of the EU–COOL ROOFS COUNCIL strategic plan
  • creation of the Cool Roof project website
  • creation of the EU–COOL ROOFS COUNCIL website

The EU–COOL ROOFS COUNCIL has been founded last 11st February 2009 during the first EU–COOL ROOFS COUNCIL meeting in London. The EU-CRC will have 6 specific committees with different functions as explained in the Newsletter 1 :


1. Technical Committee
2. Documentation Committee
3. Policy Committee
4. Marketing Committee
5. End users Committee
6. Legal Committee


The EU-CRC brings together all the relevant actors in the field, i.e. EU Universities and research institutes, market actors and non-profit groups, as well as the end users, i.e. municipalities, local authorities, chambers of engineers, government agencies, air quality boards, standardization bodies, energy service companies and other interested individuals.


EU-CRC will merge all the driving forces for the promotion and adoption of cool roofs in EU.
Moreover the EU-CRC will play a significant role to understand the mechanisms that will allow EU cool roofs stakeholders to scale-up and the role that a regulatory or prescriptive framework can play within EU and on local level.
Now, the action plan of the EU-CRC is being elaborated. It can be viewed as a checklist of actions and strategies assisting the accomplishment of the objectives of the plan. The specific objectives of the cool roofs Action Plan are:

 

  • to support policy development by transferring experience and improving understanding of the potential contributions by cool roofs to heating and cooling consumption in the EU
  • to remove market barriers and simplify the procedures for cool roofs integration in construction and building’s stock
  • to change the behaviour of decision-makers and stakeholders so to improve acceptability of the cool roofs
  • to disseminate and promote the development of innovative legislation, codes, permits and standards, including application procedures, construction and planning permits concerning cool roofs.

The European CRC has its own website, set up by ULR, on which all information related to the Council action and development is available. The EU-CRC website presents cool roofs from the point of view of the Council ; it offers a technical glossary, articles on the 3 aspects (technical, market, policy), some resources provided by the CRC, publications related to this technology also provided by the CRC, and finally a database of cool roofs material will be developed and provided via the website. Moreover, the website interface is available in 5 languages (English, Greek, Italian, French and German) and the most important resources will be translated too. This website is also an interactive platform for CRC members to share documents and communicate apart from CRC meetings.

All information on EU-CRC and its evolution can be found on http://coolroofs-eu-crc.eu

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 March 2010 15:52 )
 
Creation of the EU Cool Roofs Council PDF Print E-mail
EU Cool Roof Council
  
Monday, 25 May 2009 11:05


In the framework of the COOL ROOFS project the EU -COOL ROOFS COUNCIL (EU-CRC) will be founded. The objective of the EU CRC is to bring together, all the relevant actors in the field, i.e. industry, research institutes, market actors and cool roofs manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, roofing contractors, consultants, as well as the end users. EU-CRC will merge all the driving forces for the promotion and adoption of cool roofs in EU targeting to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, to remove the market barriers, to help manufacturers to develop cool roofs products, to educate the public, policy makers and to develop incentive programs.

The 1st EU Cool Roofs Council meeting was held at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London on the 11th February, 2009. Apart from the project partners, important participation from the industry and institutions (BASF, Akzo Nobel, Daikin, Hambleside Danelaw, the Cyprus Institute, Monier Technical Center, Sonnergy Ltd., SOPREMA and Bioni CS GmbH (represented by ABOLIN)) underlines the great interest in Cool Roofs technology. Prof. H. Akbari, from the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., also participated and presented his experience from the U.S. Cool Roof Rating Council. The EU CRC at its present form has established 6 Committees in order to fulfil its objectives:

a) A Technical Committee to define Cool Roofing materials

b) A Documentation Committee to compile information on Cool Roofs technology

c) A Policy Committee to prepare, propose and influence towards new policies in EU

d) A Marketing Committee to identify market barriers in order to overcome them

e) An End users Committee for the dissemination to stakeholders

f) A Legal Committee for the legal maters of the EU CRC.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the EU CRC please visit the following sites:

EU Cool Roofs Council web site: http://coolroofs-eu-crc.eu/

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The EU - Cool Roofs Council (EU - CRC) PDF Print E-mail
EU Cool Roof Council
  
Friday, 28 November 2008 16:36
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Overview


The aim of the work here is the foundation of the EU-Cool Roofs Council (or EU-CRC).
This body will be created in order to bring together all the relevant actors in the field, i.e. Universities and research institutes in EU, market actors and cool roofs manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, roofing contractors, consultants, non-profit groups, as well as the end users, i.e. municipalities, local authorities, chambers of engineers, government agencies, air quality boards, code bodies, energy service companies, building industry, developers, housing organizations and other interested groups or individuals.

This EU-CRC will merge all the driving forces for the promotion and adoption of cool roofs in EU, market actors and end users targeting to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, to remove the market barriers, to help manufacturers to develop cool roofs products, to educate the public, policy makers and to develop incentive programs.

Moreover the EU-CRC will play a significant role to understand the mechanisms that will allow EU cool roofs stakeholders to scale-up and the role that a regulatory or prescriptive framework can play within EU and on local level.

Additionally, the EU-CRC will endeavour to establish links with other Councils and institutes worldwide that are involved in the cool roofs field, from either the technical point of view or the legislative point of view, and with cool roofs companies or relevant organizations in the US, Asia, etc.

In the present framework, identified market actors around EU will be notified of the existence of the EU-CRC with the assistance of the Dissemination and Communication WP6.

It is to be noted that the EU-CRC is meant to live autonomously beyond the duration of the project and continue its work indefinitely.

Tasks


The main tasks to be carried out within this framework are the following:

 

  • Foundation of the EU Cool Roofs Council

The EU-CRC will deal with the following aspects of the cool roofs technology, by formulating the relevant groups:

  1. Technical aspect: The EU-CRC will group the EU Universities and institutions with the relevant market actors that are dealing with the development of cool roofs highly reflective coatings in order to uptake the transfer of knowledge. This will result in the development of a database for cool roofs materials and coatings that will be continuously updated by the scientific experts of the Consortium. Furthermore links with other Universities in EU and worldwide will be established. Pilot actions to “create” EU cool roofs case studies will be performed. The work of the technical experts group is separated in WP3.
  2. Policy and legislative aspect: The EU-CRC will monitor and review the regulatory framework worldwide, the mandatory, prescriptive requirements and or credits and to analyse the steps and lessons learnt from the introduction of cool roofs standards. A thorough landscape assessment will be developed assisting the identification of the potential policy issues and opportunities for introducing the cool roof technology in the EU. The policy and legislative framework is analysed in WP5.
  3. Market aspect: The EU-CRC will monitor the EU market and will perform a market research for the acceptability of such innovative technologies by manufacturers, construction companies, building contractors, free-lancers, etc. The market framework is analysed in WP4.
  4. End users aspect: The main goal of the EU-CRC is to raise awareness of the end users through the provision of a promotion plan (WP4) and through the dissemination activities (WP6).

Each group in the EU-CRC will be represented by the relevant project's WP leader, and all project partners will initially be the members of the EU-CRC.
Further membership of the EU-CRC will be based on invitations and applications.

  • Cool Roofs Action Plan

An Action Plan for meeting the EU-CRC objectives will be developed. The Action Plan will be compiled by taking into account the necessary inputs by the four aspects under examination and will steer the overall work based on the project’s outputs. The preliminary Action Plan is the work programme of the present proposal.

  • EU Cool Roofs Council Web site

The specific EU-CRC website will include technical information, legislative information, forums to initiate discussions among the target groups. The EU-CRC website is linked to the project’s website and will create an umbrella for all actors in the cool roofs technology.

  • Strategic plan for the EU-CRC after the project’s end

The strategic plan of the EU-CRC will be elaborated towards the project’s end in view of:

  1. Evaluate the project’s work towards the specific objectives of the action.
  2. Provide a concrete set of proposals for reaching the strategic objectives and satisfy the impact indicators of the action.

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This is WP2: "Creation of the CoolRoofs Council" - WP Leader ULR - Duration 30 months

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