Dale Sartor

Dale Sartor



Dale Sartor, P.E., is a staff scientist/engineer at LBNL where he focusses on building efficiency technology applications. He leads projects to develop and transfer new technology and stimulate the use of underutilized technology. Mr. Sartor has an AB in Architecture, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer, and a licensed General Building Contractor. He has over forty years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications including ten years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company, and seven years as the head of LBNL’s In-House Energy Management Program. Currently Mr. Sartor is focused on RD&D on energy efficiency in buildings for high tech industries (i.e. laboratories, cleanrooms, and data centers). He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program’s new Center of Expertise for Data Centers.


2020 DOE Sustainability Award, Lifetime Achievement: Dale Sartor -  August 1st 2020

Sartor received a 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Award in the Lifetime Achievement category:

"For the past 35 years, Dale Sartor, who recently retired last month, has educated a generation of energy managers and sustainability professionals within the DOE complex and throughout institutions across the country and the world. Dale’s pioneering work has left a broad impact from integral moments such as leading Berkeley Lab’s work with DOE and EPA to establish Laboratories for the 21st Century also known as “Labs21”, and being instrumental in founding the Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers."


2020 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Awards

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Spot: Dale Sartor -  April 3rd 2018

For exemplary representation of LBNL scientific accomplishments to DOE visitors.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement -  May 15th 2012

Bill Tschudi, Dale Sartor, Steve Greenberg, Henry Coles, and Geoffrey Bell—Environmental Energy Technologies Division

Mark Dedlow, Ed Ritenour, and Greg Bell—Information Technology Division

The team combines the Environmental Energy Technologies Division’s expertise in energy efficiency in data centers and the Information Technology Division’s pressing need to expand scientific computing resources in its data center to meet increasing demand. The goal of the Green Data Center Project project was to explore and validate solutions for EETD’s research and to use these solutions to improve operational efficiency in the data center, increasing computational capability. Dozens of individuals and groups from industry, academia, and government have now toured Berkeley Lab's data center as a model for how to green data centers that weren’t built with modern efficiency standards in mind.


Hammer Award -  October 7th 1996

For San Francisco Federal Building testbed, 450 Golden Gate.

The Hammer Award is presented to teams of federal employees who have made significant contributions in support of reinventing government principles.

The Award is the Vice President's answer to yesterday's government and its $400 hammer. Fittingly, the award consists of a $6.00 hammer, a ribbon, and a note from Vice President Gore, all in an aluminum frame. More than 1,200 Hammer Awards have been presented to teams comprised of federal employees, state and local employees, and citizens who are working to build a better government.

Federal Energy Efficiency Award, The Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee -  May 9th 1988

For exceptional accomplishments in Energy Efficiency in the federal sector.