cool roof expert: Environmental Energy Technologies Division
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Ronnen Levinson is a staff scientist at Berkeley Lab and the deputy leader of its Heat Island Group. He has developed cool roofing and paving materials, improved methods for the measurement of solar reflectance, and helped bring cool roof requirements into building energy efficiency standards.
- Levinson, R. and H. Akbari. 2010. Potential benefits of cool roofs on commercial buildings: conserving energy, saving money, and reducing emission of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. Energy Efficiency, 3 (1), 53-109.
- Akbari, H. and R. Levinson. 2008. Evolution of cool-roof standards in the US. Advances in Building Energy Research, 2, pp.1-32.
- Levinson, R., P. Berdahl and H. Akbari. 2005. Solar spectral optical properties of pigments, part I: Model for deriving scattering and absorption coefficients from transmittance and reflectance measurements, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 89, 319-349.
- Levinson, R., P. Berdahl and H. Akbari. 2005. Solar spectral optical properties of pigments, part II: Survey of common colorants, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 89, 351-389.
In the News
- By degrees - white roofs catch on as energy cost cutters. The New York Times, July 30, 2009
- Demonstrating cool colors to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger. Associated Press, June 1, 2005
- Berkeley Lab Pioneers Energy-Efficient Technologies. KQED California Report, June 8, 2001
B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY); M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
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