The Cool Roofing Rating Council (CRRC) has elected James Baker of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as Vice Chairman.
The Cool Roofing Rating Council (CRRC) has
elected James Baker of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as
Baker currently serves as the director of
industry affairs for ARMA and has been an active participant with CRRC. His
career in association management and the work he has put in with building
products, technical services and manufacturing industries has provided him with
a firm technical background in the areas of energy efficiency, climate change,
and regulatory policy development.
Baker’s familiarity with code issues and
market positions also allows him to be aware of the multiple perspectives
involving materials from coatings and single plies to metal and tiles and the
resulting need for a balanced and measured approach when addressing the needs of
these various products.
CRCC was created in 1998 to develop accurate
and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and
thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and to disseminate
the information to all interested parties. Part of their mission is to implement
and communicate fair, accurate, and credible radiative energy performance rating
systems and to support research and provide education related to radiative
properties of roofing surfaces.
“I believe that CRRC has the ability to
support cool roofing standards in both the US and
internationally by providing technically sound data to government and
non-government entities, and by educating product end-users, manufacturers,
architects, engineers and specifiers about the benefits of applying cool roofing
products when appropriate,” Baker said. “As a CRRC Board member, I will strive
to find win-win solutions when dealing with difficult situations to provide a
level playing field for all members/products so that the primary mission of the
organization is achieved.”
For more information on CRRC, visit www.coolroofs.org/index.html. For more information on ARMA, visit www.asphaltroofing.org/.