Oakland, CA, USA – June 23, 2016
The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Marty Hastings Award is Dr. Ronnen Levinson of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Dr. Levinson accepted the award at the CRRC’s annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Levinson has been an invaluable technical resource to the CRRC for the last 15 years as an ex- officio member of the Board of Directors since 2011, a member of the Technical Committee since 2009, a member of the Methods and Instruments Subcommittee since 2015, and a co-coordinator and facilitator for the CRRC’s annual laboratory training since 2001. Dr. Levinson has contributed tremendously to CRRC’s mission, as evidenced by the significant time he has volunteered in pursuit of improved test methods, practices, and standards, such as the development of the CRRC-1 Test Method #1, laboratory-aging practice ASTM D7897, alternative methods for measuring the reflectance of roofing aggregate, and ASTM E1918 precision and bias study. The CRRC Board of Directors and Technical Committee are greatly appreciative of Dr. Levinson’s contributions to the CRRC.
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.
In 2011, the CRRC Board of Directors created the Marty Hastings Award 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 presented to 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. The award includes a $500 donation made in the recipient’s name to a charitable organization of his/her choice as well as complimentary Membership Meeting registration and travel costs.
The CRRC is a non-profit educational organization formed in 1998 to develop accurate, credible methods for evaluating and labeling the radiative properties of roofing products, and to disseminate the information to all interested parties. Please contact the CRRC at [email protected] or (866) 465-2523 for more information on its programs and the ANSI/CRRC S100 Standard.