Dr. Ronnen Levinson is a Staff Scientist and Leader of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. Within his research portfolio he develops cool roof, wall, and pavement materials; improves methods for the measurement of solar reflectance; and quantifies the energy and environmental benefits of cool surfaces. He serves on the boards and technical committees of the Cool Roof Rating Council and the Global Cool Cities Alliance, and advises policymakers, code officials, utilities, and building rating programs about cool surfaces. He holds a B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He has authored or co-authored over 60 publications, and serves on the editorial boards of Energy & Buildings and Advances in Building Energy Research.
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1997|Mechanical Engineering, M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1992|Applied & Engineering Physics, B.S., Cornell University, 1990
Journal Editorial Board Memberships
Energy and Buildings , Editorial Board Member
Advances in Building Energy Research , Editorial Board Member
Effects of composition and exposure on the solar reflectance of portland cement concrete." Cement and Concrete Research 32 (2002): 1679-1698. "
Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology for large commercial buildings." ASHRAE Transactions (2002). "
Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles." Energy & Buildings 34, no. 7 (2001): 705-714. "
Duct systems in large commercial buildings: physical characterization, air leakage and heat conduction gains." Energy and Buildings 32, no. 1 (2000): 109-119. "
Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts." Energy and Buildings 32, no. 3 (2000): 345-354. "
Effects of Airflow Infiltration on the Thermal Performance of Internally-insulated Ducts." Energy & Buildings 32 (2000): 345-354. "
Near-Ground Cooling Efficacies of Trees and High-Albedo Surfaces. University of California, Berkeley, 1997.