Berkeley Lab Scientist Ronnen Levinson was awarded 2016 Marty Hastings Award in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Cool Roof Fating Council (CRRC). The organization has recognized the many years Ronnen has dedicated to serving on the CRRC Board as an ex-officio member, as well as his participation in the Technical Committee and working groups. Nominators noted his exceptional tenure with the organization and tireless advocacy for strong scientific and technical methods.
The Marty Hastings Award is in honor of its longtime Board member, Treasurer, and Technical Committee member who passed away from cancer. Mr. Hastings contributed greatly to the CRRC and is fondly remembered for his upbeat attitude, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
To commemorate Mr. Hastings’ contributions to the organization, the CRRC created an annual award for a volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to the CRRC. Nominations for the award are solicited from the CRRC membership, and the recipient is selected by a Board-appointed committee. As part of the award, the CRRC has made a donation in Dr. Levinson’s name to a charitable organization of his choice. Dr. Levinson chose to support the Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency in honor of Dr. Rosenfeld’s contributions to energy efficiency and cool roofs, and to celebrate Dr. Rosenfeld’s 90th birthday on June 22, 2016. The Rosenfeld Fund supports graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley who are committed to energy efficiency research and related scholarly pursuits.
Read more about the award in the press release.