Steve Selkowitz

Steve Selkowitz
(510) 590-1016

Stephen Selkowitz is a retired Senior Advisor for Building Science, and former Group Leader of the Windows and Envelope Materials Group in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. As an internationally recognized expert on window technologies, façade systems, and daylighting, he collaborates with R&D teams worldwide. He is a frequently invited speaker to industrial and professional groups on many aspects of building technologies and commercial building energy efficiency, and is the author/co-author of over 170 publications, 3 books and holds 2 patents. He is the Principal Investigator for the new LBNL program to design and build FLEXLAB®, the Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council and is currently on the advisory board of a number of efficiency initiatives such as the Green Lights Daylighting Program in New York City, and the Zero Emissions Building program in Norway. Before joining LBNL he was a principal in a consulting engineering firm and taught courses in Environmental Controls and Alternative Energy Systems. Selkowitz holds a BA in Physics from Harvard College and an MFA in Environmental Design from California Institute of the Arts.



Selkowitz, Stephen E. "High Performance Glazing Systems: Architectural Opportunities for the 21st Century." Glass Processing Days 99 Conference. Tampere, Finland, 1999. LBNL-42724.
Lee, Eleanor S, and Stephen E Selkowitz. "Establishing the Value of Advanced Glazings." Glass in Buildings: An International Conference on the Use of Glass as an Architectural/Engineering Form and Material. Bath, UK, 1999. LBNL-42761.


Sullivan, Robert, Liliana O Beltran, Eleanor S Lee, Michael D Rubin, and Stephen E Selkowitz. "Energy and Daylight Performance of Angular Selective Glazings." ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII. Clearwater Beach, FL, 1998. LBNL-41694.
Lee, Eleanor S, Dennis L DiBartolomeo, Edward L Vine, and Stephen E Selkowitz. "Integrated Performance of an Automated Venetian Blind/Electric Lighting System in a Full-Scale Private Office." ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII. Clearwater Beach, FL, 1998. LBNL-41443.
Selkowitz, Stephen E, and Eleanor S Lee. "Advanced Fenestration Systems for Improved Daylight Performance." Daylighting 98 Conference . Ottawa, Canada, 1998. LBNL-41461.
Selkowitz, Stephen E. "The Elusive Challenge of Daylighted Buildings 25 Years Later." Daylighting 98 Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1998. LBNL-41414.
Lee, Eleanor S, Dennis L DiBartolomeo, and Stephen E Selkowitz. "The Effect of Venetian Blinds on Daylight Photoelectric Control Performance." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 28 (1998). LBNL-40867.