Energy Star Metal Roofing
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Energy Star labeled roof products can save money and the environment by reducing energy use. They work by reflecting more of the sun's energy back into the atmosphere, keeping your building cooler and reducing your air conditioning bills. Because much of the United State's electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels creating air pollution, reducing the amount of energy needed to cool buildings helps to reduce the production of air pollutants. In addition, the air in urban areas can be 6-8°F hotter than surrounding rural areas. Scientists call these areas "urban heat islands." These heat islands can make the effects of local air pollution worse and can increase the cooling costs for buildings within the area affected by the heat island.
NAR is proud to say that we are an Energy Star Partner and many of our Cool Roof colors have reflectivity performance levels that meet Energy Star criteria at 2:12 pitch or greater. For more information on Energy Star roofing products, click here.