Affiliated Societies

European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC)

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The European Cool Roofs Council was founded in 2011 to develop scientific knowledge and research in relation to “cool roof” technology and to promote the use of cool roof products and materials in Europe, including developing a product rating programme for such products and materials.

The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) is a non-profit European association whose initiatives are driven and paid for by its members. It is a voluntary organization that brings value by promoting the benefits of cool roofing products to regulators, policy makers, consumers and other stakeholders.

The ECRC also intends to enable cool roof products to be identified through the creation of an accreditation scheme.

The (ECRC) advocates that Cool Roof products can make an important contribution to mitigate climate change, reduce the urban heat island effect and increase the sustainability of buildings.

For this reason, the ECRC promotes the certification of Cool Roof products and their use across Europe.

Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

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The Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) exists to foster and develop knowledge and implementation of urban ecology worldwide by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between researchers and practitioners, by representing the interests of the academic community within the wider international institutional context and by making the collective expertise of SURE available, where appropriate, in furthering the discussion of urban ecological issues.

In order to develop an understanding of the structure and function of urban ecosystems and to advance a balanced interaction between humans and their environments in cities and towns worldwide, the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) exists to foster and develop knowledge and implementation of urban ecology worldwide by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between researchers and practitioners, by representing the interests of the academic community within the wider international institutional context and by making the collective expertise of SURE available, where appropriate, in furthering the discussion of urban ecological issues.

SURE set up a collaboration with MDPI and its journals SustainabilityEnvironments and Urban Science. Through the collaboration SURE members benefit among other things from discounts for open access articles and books (http://www.society-urban-ecology.org/publications/journalsarticles/).

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