Roof Wind Designer
Roof Wind Designer is intended to provide users with an easy-to-use means for determining roof systems’ design wind loads for many commonly encountered building types that are subject to building code compliance.
Department of Energy (Oak Ridge National Lab)
Allows calculation of insulation performance balanced against roof reflectivity.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heat Island Group
Cool Colors Project. Maintains the cool roofing materials database.
EPA Energy Star
Calculates savings based on use of a reflective roof only. Building is assumed to be air conditioned.
Uses graphical input of roof assemblies to evaluate thermal performance and estimated energy costs
Other Useful Resources:
National Roofing Contractors Association www.nrca.net
Single Ply Roofing Industry www.spri.org
Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association www.pima.org
EPDM Roofing Association www.epdmroofs.org
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association www.asphaltroofing.org
International Code Council www.iccsafe.org