By Lynn Yarris, LCYarris@lbl.gov
BERKELEY, CA -- Art Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory physicist who heads the Center for Building Science, has been named a senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy. He will serve under the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Christine Ervin. The appointment is effective July 1.
In Washington, Rosenfeld will sit on President Clinton's National Science and Technology Council. He will also serve as national spokesperson for the Administration's "Cool Communities" program and will help steer through the political process a proposed new "government-sponsored enterprise" -- called EFFIE MAE for Energy Efficiency Mortgage and Loan Agency -- that would guarantee loans for retrofitting energy-inefficient public buildings.
Rosenfeld spent the first twenty years of his professional life as a high-energy physicist before switching to the development of energy efficient technologies for buildings in 1973 (after the OPEC oil embargo). For this work, he won DOE's 1993 Sadi Carnot Award in Energy Conservation. He is currently a senior staff member of the Laboratory's Energy and Environment Division, and a professor of physics at the University of California's Berkeley campus.
LBL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California.