ART ROSENFELD, HEAD OF LBL'S CENTER FOR BUILDING SCIENCE, has been named a senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy, serving under Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Christine Ervin. His appointment began 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 20 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.
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