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Art Rosenfeld, Godfather of Energy Efficiency, Passes Away


Art Rosenfeld, a Berkeley Lab Distinguished Scientist Emeritus who was also known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley. He was 90. More>

Donations in Rosenfeld’s name can be made to the Global Cool Cities Alliance and the UC Berkeley Graduate Giving Rosenfeld Award.

Go here to leave a personal tribute for Rosenfeld.

The family plans to hold a memorial for the community in the summer. Details TBA.


  1. I was very sorry to hear about Mr. Rosenfeld. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace.