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Selecting Cool Roofs

COURSE NO: A01-301I
PDH CREDIT: 1
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Selecting Cool Roofs
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides an overview on cool roofs which are designed to maintain a lower roof temperature than traditional roofs while the sun is shining.

Cool roofs have surfaces that reflect sunlight and emit heat more efficiently than hot or dark roofs, keeping them cooler in the sun. In contrast, hot roofs absorb much more solar energy than cool roofs, making them hotter.

Cool roofs can be desirable to a building owner for several reasons. They can reduce energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs, improve indoor thermal comfort for spaces that are not air conditioned, and decrease roof operating temperature, which may extend roof service life. Cool roofs can also benefit the environment, and policymakers may issue cool roof regulations to provide these benefits to the society.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for engineers, building owners and professionals who are interested in learning more about cool roofs to determine whether cool roofing is an appropriate energy efficiency option for a particular building.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basics of cool roofs
  • Understanding the different types of cool roofs
  • Learning about cool roof selection and application
  • Knowing whether a cool roof is appropriate for a certain project
  • Gaining an overview of the precautions and considerations behind cool roofs
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Selecting Cool Roofs". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 50 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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