As products with environmental claims continue to enter the marketplace, independent, third-party certification of products to national standards can help architects and specifiers make educated decisions about product selection. Product design and manufacturing, membrane durability, corporate governance and innovation are all addressed in the NSF/ANSI 347 standard. This article from the Winter 2014 Issues of of Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing magazine takes a closer how "Cool Reflective Roofs are Energy Smart in All Geographies."

Even in locations where net energy savings may be modest, combined with the additional benefits of reduced peak demand and a contribution to the reduction of the urban heat island effect, cool roofing technology provides a comprehensive package of benefits in all climate zones.