ASTM C1549, CRRC-1 TM#1, CRRC Tile Template Method, ASTM C1371, ASTM D7897, CRRC Rapid Ratings, ASTM D1005, ASTM D751, ASTM E805, Section 9

ASTM D7897

ACE is one of just six laboratories approved by the Cool Roofs Rating Council (CRRC) to conduct validation testing on over 3,000 roofing products.

Testing Details

ACE Laboratories is equipped to provide a robust portfolio of laboratory testing services for roofing and exterior wall products, in compliance with standards outlined by the Cool Roofs Rating Council (CRRC). The CRRC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes methods for evaluating the performance for over 3,000 different products and materials used in roofing.

CRRC testing focuses largely on assessments of radiative performance, solar reflectance, and thermal emittance. That’s because “cool roofs” and roofing materials are mostly classified by their ability to reflect heat and radiation away from a building or structure. When less heat is absorbed via the roof, the interior’s ambient temperature remains cooler. As a result, the building’s climate control system needs less power to maintain a comfortable temperature, and the building’s overall carbon footprint is lowered.

ACE Laboratories has a team of six CRRC trained and certified technicians with years of experience in radiative property testing. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art testing instrumentation to deliver accurate CRRC testing data. Test capabilities include:

ASTM C1549

Solar reflectance near ambient temperature using a portable solar reflectometer.


Including Tile and Wood

CRRC Tile Template Method

ASTM C1371

Standard test method for determination of emittance of materials near room temperature using portable emissometers, and the Slide Method

ASTM D7897

Standard Practice for Laboratory Soiling and Weathering of Roofing Materials to Simulate Effects of Natural Exposure on Solar Reflectance and Thermal Emittance

CRRC Rapid Ratings

ASTM D1005

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers


Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

ASTM E805, Section 9

Standard Practice for Identification of Instrumental Methods of Color or Color-Difference Measurement of Materials
ACE is an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Independent Laboratory

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