Stephen Selkowitz


An internationally recognized expert on window technologies, window software tools, façade systems, smart glass and shading solutions, daylighting, and integrated building systems solutions, he created and led the LBNL Windows Group for 40 years and served as Head of the LBNL Building Technologies Department for 25 years, partnering with industry to develop and demonstrate new technologies, systems, processes and tools. He currently collaborates on research and demonstration programs with industry to develop and promote a new generation of highly insulating window systems and smart window solutions for buildings. He serves on the Board of the Façade Tectonics Institute, serves as Scientific Advisor to building science programs globally that address zero net energy building solutions, works as a consultant to industry, has spoken at over 400 scientific, business and industry venues and has authored/co-authored over 200 publications, 5 books and holds 3 patents. He holds an AB in Physics from Harvard College and an MFA in Environmental Design from California Institute of the Arts. In 2012 he was the recipient of the first LBNL Lifetime Achievement Award for Societal Impact and in 2014 won McGraw Hill/ENR’s prestigious Award of Excellence for “relentlessly working to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and for moving the nation towards better building performance.”

Stephen Selkowitz is a building industry consultant and Affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he recently retired after leading LBNL’s building performance teams in research, development, and deployment of energy efficient building technologies and sustainable design practices.