WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program is offering a webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT titled “Calculating Energy Savings of Cool Roofs.”

According to DOE, this webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of cool roofs, and introduce a new enhanced calculator that will soon be available to measure the cost effectiveness and energy savings of cool roofs in both residential and commercial applications. In addition, speakers will outline current and future DOE research strategies and partnerships to enable the deployment of cool roofs.

The webinar is geared toward residential and commercial building professionals, engineers, architects, renewable energy and energy efficiency associations, federal agencies, state energy offices, utility companies, and homeowners.

Presenters include Marc Lafrance, Building Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy; William Miller, Ph.D., Building Envelope Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Joshua New, Ph.D., Building Envelope Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The webinar is free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain the URL and password for logging on via the Internet and the phone number to connect to the audio. For more information and to register, visit www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/webinars.html.

Publication date: 04/19/2010