LBNL’s Selkowitz Receives Award of Excellence for Green Building Activities
Stephen Selkowitz, senior advisor for Building Science, and leader of the Windows and Daylighting Envelope Materials Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, received the 49th Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record. Selkowitz received the award in front of more than 800 industry leaders at a black-tie awards gala in New York City earlier this month. He was among ENR's 2013 Top 25 Newsmakers, who were also honored for their achievements.
Selkowitz was recognized for his decades of research in green building, particularly in the window industry. “Selkowitz sparked a paradigm shift in the fenestration sector through the development of invisible window coatings,” according to the award announcement. “He is the acknowledged leader for research, development and deployment of high-performing windows, envelopes, daylighting and lighting systems for buildings.”
Award presenters also noted Selkowitz’s role in the development of LBNL’s new Flexlab facility—four 600-square-foot test beds that will allow users to test the performance of any building component, or model full system performance. Read a recent Glass Magazine article about the current window activities at LBNL, including Flexlab.