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ARTIC is the first company in the region has the membership of Cool Roof Rating Council CRRC.

What is a Cool Roof?

A cool roof reflects and emits the sun’s heat back to the sky instead of transferring it to the building below. Coolness is measured by two properties, solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Both properties are measured from 0 to 1 and the higher value then cooler the roof.

In many climate zones, a cool roof can substantially reduce the Temperature of the building, providing several direct benefits to the building owner and occupants:
  • Increased occupant comfort, especially during hot summer months.
  • Reduced air conditioning use, resulting in energy savings typically up-to 10 - 30 %
  • Decreased roof maintenance costs due to longer roof life.

 

Cool Roofs Benefit For The Environment & Public Health

  1. 1. Climate Change Mitigation

    Cool roofs directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by conserving electricity for air conditioning therefore emitting less CO2 from power plants. Cool roofs also cool the world independently to avoided carbon emissions, simply by reflecting the sun’s energy back to the atmosphere, there by mitigating global warming. A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study found that world-wide reflective roofing will produce a global cooling effect equivalent to offsetting 24 Gigatons of CO2 over the lifetime of the roofs. This equates to 600$ billion savings from CO2 emissions reduction.
  2. 2. Urban Heat Island Mitigation

    Cities will be 2° to 8°F warmer than surrounding areas due to dark materials, including roofs, which absorb the sun’s light energy as heat during the day and release it at night as heat. This phenomenon removes the opportunity for air to cool down at night and results in higher temperatures being maintained longer. By immediately reflecting solar radiation back into the atmosphere and remitting some portion of it as infrared light, cool roofs result in cooler air temperatures for the surrounding urban environment during hot summer months.
  3. 3. Reduced Smog

    Cool roofs through mitigation of the urban heat island effect and reduction of ambient air temperatures in turn of improve air quality. Smog is created by photo-chemical reactions of air pollutants and these reactions increase at higher temperatures. Therefore by reducing air temperature, cool roofs decrease the rate of smog formation.
  4. 4. Public Health Benefits

    Lower ambient air temperatures and the subsequent improved air quality also result in a reduction in heat-related and smog-related health issues including heat stroke and asthma.
  5. 5. Peak Energy Savings and Grid Stability

    Because cool roofs reduce air-conditioning use during the day’s hottest periods, the associated energy savings occur when the demand for electricity is at its peak. Therefore, use of cool roofs reduces the stress on the energy grid during hot summer months and helps avoid shortages that can cause blackouts or brownouts. In addition for building owners that pays for their energy based on the time of use. They save energy and more money! When most expensive. 
  6. 6. Secondary Energy Benefits

    Cool roofs directly reduce the air conditioning use for buildings by reducing heat gain in the building but they also indirectly reduce air conditioning use in urban areas by helping lower ambient air temperatures. In the day time  temperatures will be reduced. Buildings and vehicles use less air conditioning and save additional energy. In turn, this results in a reduction in the CO2 emissions from electricity generating power plants.

 

ECO TILE Technical Data Sheet

A. Dimensions

Clause Available Tolerance Specifications
Length As Required + - 1 mm SASO 1029/1995
Width As Required + - 1 mm SASO 1029/1995
Thickness As Required + - 3 mm SASO 1209/1995

B. Physical Properties

Test Individual Tile Average of tiles Specifications
Water Absorption % NMT 10% NMT 8 % SASO 1029/1995
Flexural Strength (N/mm2) NL T 5.0 NL T 6.0 SASO 1029/1995
Abrasion Resistance (mm) NMT 3.6 NMT 3.0 SASO 1209/1995
NMT: Not More Than
NLT : Not Less Than

C. LEED Requirements

Test Available Specifications
SRI 0.78-0.85 ASTM E 1980
ASTM C 1371-04A
ASTM C 1549-04

D. Colored Range

Test Available Specifications
SRI 0.29 – 0.78 ASTM E 1980
ASTM C 1371-04A
ASTM C 1549-04



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