Organization Link Information
American Forests www.amfor.org Cool Communities Program
American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) www.astm.org Cool construction materials subcommittee E06.21.16
The Chlorine Tree www.chlorinetree.org Explore the benefits of chlorine chemistry
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.energystar.gov ENERGY STAR Roof Products program
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory http://heatisland.lbl.gov/ Cool roof studies, Heat Island Effect
National Climatic Data Center www.ncdc.noaa.gov Climate, geophysical and oceanographic data. Archived weather data for U.S. locations.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory www.ornl.gov Research facility that develops technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of buildings
Pacific Northwest National Labs www.pnl.gov Review of the ASHRAE 90.1 energy efficiency standard
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) www.doe.gov Rebuild America program
U.S. Green Building Council & LEED www.usgbc.org A coalition of leaders from the building industry that work to promote environmentally responsible buildings
Vinyl in Design www.vinylbydesign.com An information resource about vinyl for building design professionals
Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association www.vinylroofs.org Information about the attributes of vinyl membrane roofing as a durable material for reflective, heat-weldable, single-ply roofing systems
The Vinyl Institute www.vinylinfo.org U.S. trade association founded in 1982 and representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials
The Vinyl Institute - Patrick Moore Videos www.youtube.com/user/vinylinstitute#p/u Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, details the environmental benefits of PVC/vinyl material, from its use in building and construction to health care
Western States Roofing Contractor's Association www.wsrca.com The Western States Roofing Contractor's Association has been shaping the western states' roofing profession since 1974