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Anna Laura Pisello Albedo Satellite Project (PPT)  
Anthony Camarota Accelerated Weathering Methodology For Cool Roof Coating Materials (PPT) Mr. Camarota is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of EPOX-Z Corporation. A leader in the field of polymer science, Mr. Camarota holds multiple patents in resin technologies and is the inventor of EPOX-Z’s high performance coatings. Mr. Camarota is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and the Keynote Speaker for the SPE Composites in Motion Conference. Additionally, Mr. Camarota is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and served as the Chairman of its’ fire, smoke and toxicity division. A two time recipient of the prestigious Frost and Sullivan product innovation award for resin technologies, Mr. Camarota is a former Massachusetts “Businessman of the Year”. Mr. Camarota has testified as an expert witness in small business development before the United States Congress. A graduate of Northeastern University, Mr. Camarota has more than 30 years of experience in the polymer field having been associated with a number of specialty materials companies in various capacities. 
Arthur Rosenfeld White Roofs to Cool your Building, your City and (this is new!) Cool the World (PPT) Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), was the last graduate student of Nobelist Enrico Fermi. In 1955 he joined the Physics faculty at U.C .Berkeley, and the research group of Luis Alvarez, which received the 1969 Nobel Prize. In 1974, in response to the OPEC oil embargo, Rosenfeld switched to the new field of efficient use of energy, and founded the Center for Building Science (CBS), at the LBNL, which he led until 1994. During those 20 years CBS developed a nearly universally used program for the energy analysis and design of buildings; electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps (which jump-started the development of compact fluorescent lamps), heat-mirror (“low emissivity”) windows, and many other technologies and studies. From 1994 to 2000 (during the Clinton Administration) he served as Sr. Advisor for Energy Efficiency in the US Dept. of Energy. He then served ten years as Commissioner at the California Energy Commission, and in 2006, notably, he received from the President and the Secretary of Energy, the Enrico Fermi Award for his contributions to energy efficiency. In 2010 he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering. In June of 2011 President Medvedev, presented Rosenfeld the prestigious Global Energy Prize in St. Petersburg, Russia.  
Bipin Shah Cool Roofs in India (PPT) Bipin Shah has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified Demand-Side Management Professional (DSM). He has 19 years experience of experience in building industry. Currently, working as a technical consultant he is directly involved in the establishment of required infrastructure to implement energy efficiency codes in developing economies. The work includes, managing pilot demonstration projects, developing human resources capacity, establishment of research and testing facilities. He has been an active member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, C16 and E06), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Standards Organization (ISO) TC160, and TC163 standing committees and American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers TC4.5 – Fenestration, (ASHRAE) 90.1 and 90.2 standards committee. Currently as a consultant to the US-Department of Energy for Asia Pacific Partnership program for Building Envelope component Rating and Labeling Project, and as an International Programs Coordinator for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), he is responsible to assisting partner countries to develop and establish a building envelope component rating and certification program, required infrastructure and human resources. He has assisted United Kingdom and Australia to establish Fenestration Rating Councils and is actively working with, China, India, South Africa, Jordan, Russia and Kuwait for the development and implementation of a labeling and certification program for building envelope products.  
Dev Millstein Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment (PDF)  Dev Millstein is a postdoc at LBNL studying the impacts on regional climate and air quality of reflective surfaces, renewable energy deployment, and clear air regulatory policy. Dev received his PhD in environmental engineering from UC Berkeley in 2009 and studied economics at Vassar College as an undergraduate. 
Doug Davenport San Jose Cool Cities Pilot Project (PDF)  
Frederico Rossi Albedo Project (PPT) Federico Rossi was born on 1966. He is an physical engineer. He’s on duty at University of Perugia as Associate professor on Applied physics since 2002. His main research field concern: heat transfer, renewable energy as well hydrogen and fuel cells, environmental thermodynamics, and environmental acoustic. He is the director of IPASS a research center on renewables and environment. He regulary held classes on energetics and thermodynamics. He’s one of the founder of albedo control project. 
Hashem Akbari   
Hugo Destaillats   
Jerry Petersheim Next Generation Cool White Roof Coatings (PDF) Jerry Petersheim is a Business Development Engineer within the Fluoropolymer Group of ARKEMA Inc in King of Prussia, PA. In his current position, he is responsible for the development of applications using the new water-based Kynar Aquatec® fluoropolymer latex. He received a degree in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and began his career in 1979 as a plant design engineer with Union Carbide in South Charleston, WVA. He continued his education and received a degree in Chemistry while working as a physical and analytical technician for RILSAN Industrial (a former name of ARKEMA Inc.). He has held positions as a Powder Coating Chemist, Technical Service Representative, Sales Representative, and Account Manager. Also, he has completed his Master’s Degree in Business.  
Jim Leonard  3-Year Study of Aged Solar Reflectance of Field-Applied Coatings (PPT)  Jim is the Founder of Elastomeric Roofing Systems, Inc, a company focused on the development and marketing of roof coatings and roof adhesives. He is Co-founder of Prarie Technologies, Inc. and is the Past President of RRCI (Reflective Roof Coatings Institute). He is a holder of two patents and has written several articles for technical publications. He is also a member of NRCA, RCI, CSI, SPFA and CRRC. 
Joe Rokowski Methodology of Dirt Pickup Resistance Testing (PDF) Joe Rokowski is the Elastomeric Roof Coatings Group Leader and Principal Research Scientist in R & D for Dow Construction Chemicals, North America. In this role, he is responsible for polymer development and optimization of new products in the Building and Construction market. Joe joined Rohm and Haas in 1981 and has worked in the Architectural, Industrial and Building Products Departments of Coatings Research Applications. He has worked on numerous projects including Exterior Housepaints, Interior Flat Paints, Primers, Exterior Clear Coatings, New Technology and currently Building and Construction/Elastomeric Roof Coatings. He received Rohm and Haas’ Otto Haas award twice in 1984 and 1994 and the Federation Society of Coatings Technology Roon award in 1988. He has been awarded six patents for his coatings inventions. In the past, Joe has worked at Petrarch Systems, Arco Chemical, and Wacker Polymer Systems and has held positions in Research, Technical Service, Sales Service, Market Development and Sales. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania in 1988.  
John Edwards Weatherability from a TiO2 Pigment Manufacturer's Perspective (PDF) John has worked in the chemical industry for over 25 years. His first job was at ICIs corporate research centre where his subject was Colloid Science. From this he moved to Huntsman Pigments where he has been working for the last 15 years. During his time at Huntsman pigment he has had a range of roles from fundamental research, factory support and product development.  
Kenji Motohashi Durability of several coatings - natural and accelerated exposure (PPT) Dr. Motohashi has two doctor degrees in two research fields, Dr. of Engineering and Dr. of Agriculture. Since finishing his PhD course in Post graduate school in the University of Tokyo, he had been working in Building Research Institute for 27 years, which is similar organization with Building Laboratory in NIST. In 2009 he moved to Shibaura Institute of Technology from Building Research Institute. His specialty is building materials especially organic polymer materials such as coating materials , adhesives etc. He was the chairing the domestic committee on JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) K 5602 entitled “Determination of reflectance of solar radiation by paint film” and JIS Draft entitled “High solar reflectance paint for roof." 
Kurt Shickman Global Cool Cities Alliance (PPT) Kurt Shickman is the Executive Director of the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA). Prior to joining GCCA, Kurt was the Director of Research for the Energy Future Coalition and the United Nations Foundation’s Energy and Climate team. His work involved building broad and diverse coalitions of stakeholders around key clean energy and climate change policies at the local, state, and federal level with a particular emphasis on dramatically scaling up the deployment of energy efficiency in existing residential and commercial buildings. Kurt received his Masters degree with a focus on Energy Policy and Economics in 2007 from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has also worked in management consulting and corporate finance for several multinational firms including Royal Ahold, MCI Worldcom, and Federal Realty Investment Trust. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University. 
Kurt Wood  Dr. Kurt Wood is a Principal Scientist at Arkema, Inc., near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked in the polymers and coatings area since 1989, first with the Rohm and Haas Company, and with Arkema (formerly Atofina Chemicals) since 1996, where he currently heads the KYNAR® PVDF coatings research group. Areas of particular interest include waterborne coatings, crosslinking technologies, and weatherability prediction for coatings. He received a PhD. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. 
Lin Changqing China's Progress of Cool Roof Technology (PPT)  
Marc LaFrance  "Mr. LaFrance currently is the manager for Building Envelope and Windows R&D programs at the Department of Energy in the Office of Building Technology. The program portfolio is funded approximately US$16 million annually and is attempting to development the next generation of technologies that will contribute to buildings that use very low energy. Key activities include the development of the next generation of highly insulated windows, dynamic windows, attic/roof systems, high R walls with thermal mass effects (phase change material), cool roofs, and the next generation of materials development. In 2004, the window’s program received two 100 R&D Awards for electrochromic glazings. In 2009, the envelope’s program received a 100 R&D Award for dynamic phase change material insulation. Mr. LaFrance received his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a MS Degree in Urban Systems Engineering in 1998 from George Mason University. He also is recognized as a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Sustainable Development Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers." 
Meng-Dawn Cheng Development of an accelerated testing protocol by improved understanding of reflectance degradation (PDF)  Dr. Meng-Dawn Cheng is currently a Distinguished R&D Staff Member and the leader of the Atmospheric and Aerosol Science Team in Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Collaborating with the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC) at ORNL, Dr. Cheng has been working on environmental exposure of roofing materials since the early 2000s. Other than building envelope research, his team also works on a wide range of aerosol science projects funded by federal agencies and private industry. Dr. Cheng serves on several technical committees on nanomaterials, health and instrumentation for US government agencies. He has more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, and holds 2 US patents and 6 intellectual property rights granted by Department of Energy. He and his colleagues at ORNL and University of Tennessee Knoxville recently filed a patent application for the accelerated materials testing procedure. 
Michelle Meier The best solar solution for cool white rooftops (PDF) Michelle Meier is a Product Manager in the marketing department with Solyndra LLC in Fremont, CA. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, comprised of panels and mounts, for the commercial rooftop market. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin film technology, Solyndra’s light weight, non-penetrating systems are designed to provide simple and easy installations and the lowest cost of electricity for typical low slope commercial rooftops. In her current position, she is responsible for the Solyndra Balance of System and Rooftop Programs. She received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and began her career in 1989 as a design engineer. She has held technical and product marketing roles in the EDA industry for 19 years before starting the solar division for a San Jose based roofing company previous to joining Solyndra. 
Mike Ennis International Code Council (PPT) Mike Ennis has been Technical Director for SPRI , the Association representing Single-Ply Roofing Manufacturers and Component Suppliers for the last five years. Prior to this he worked for The Dow Chemical Company for thirty years and was the North American Application Technology Leader for commercial products in Dow’s Building Solutions business where he led the development of new products ands applications.. Mike has 35 years of building and construction experience to his credit. Ennis is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) with RCI, Inc.and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). He is a member of ASHRAE and ASTM Committees D8 Roofing and Waterproofing, E5 Fire Standards, and E60 Sustainability.  
Mohamad Sleiman Accelerated aging protocols for roofing materials (PDF) Dr. Mohamad Sleiman is a Chemist Research Scientist and a member of the Heat Island group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He currently leads the experimental effort for the development of accelerated aging protocols to mimic the loss of solar reflectance of roofing materials caused by long-term natural exposure. Dr. Sleiman received his PhD in environmental and analytical chemistry from University of Lyon (France) in 2008 where he studied TiO2 photocatalysis for air purification and self-cleaning applications. Dr. Sleiman research also focuses on understanding the chemistry of indoor and outdoor pollutants (e.g. thirdhand tobacco smoke, ultrafine particles) and their effects on air quality and health. 
Peter Turnbull  Peter Turnbull has 30 years of experience promoting energy efficiency at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is currently the Principal Program Manager in charge of PG&E’s Zero Net Energy Pilot Program. Over his career, he has had extensive experience in managing energy efficiency rebate programs with a concentration on commercial markets. He likewise has extensive experience in emerging technologies and codes and standards work, especially in the areas of cool roofing, daylighting, commercial food service and whole building performance. He is a current Board member of the Cool Roof Rating Council, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization he chaired in 2002-04. More recently, Peter spearheaded PG&E’s efforts in the area of automatic benchmarking using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmarking tool. Mr. Turnbull holds a B.A. and M.A. degrees in English, and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. 
Riccardo Paolini Mimicking Natural Exposure through Accelerated Ageing: Examples from ISO Standardisation for Service Life Prediction (PDF) Dr. Riccardo Paolini by training is a Building Engineer. He develops research about laboratory testing and accelerated ageing for service life prediction, with special attention to external thermal insulation systems. Moreover, he couples to testing activity also numerical heat and moisture transfer modelling. His other main research field is the influence of the radiative properties of building surfaces on the urban microclimate, for which he holds a Ph.D. in Building Systems Engineering, from Politecnico di Milano. He is active in CIB commission W080 - Prediction of Service Life of Building Materials and Components. 
Rich Slomko Natural weathering practices (PDF) Richard Slomko has worked for Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC for 14 years and has held many positions within Atlas. He is currently the Global Testing Manager and is responsible for all testing operations worldwide for Atlas. In the past, Richard has held the positions of NA Testing Leader, Weathering Manager and Site Manager-SFTS. Richard is a member of CRRC Technical Committee and a member of various working groups, former Chairman and current Secretary of AATCC Committee RA50, member of ISO TC38 and AAMA. Richard earned a bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix. 
Ronnen Levinson Benefits of Cool Roofs (PPT) Ronnen Levinson is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Deputy Leader of its Heat Island Group. Dr. Levinson has developed cool roofing and paving materials, improved methods for the measurement of solar reflectance, and helped bring cool roof requirements into building energy efficiency standards. He holds a B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Levinson has authored or co-authored over 40 publications. 
Sean Fowler Current accelerated weathering practices (PDF) Sean Fowler is Technical Marketing Specialist at Q-Lab Corporation. He works with a variety of industries to help them develop practical weathering testing protocols. During Sean’s 11 years with Q-Lab, he has developed technical training programs and held seminars around the world, in addition to providing direct technical support to customers. Sean holds a BA in Business Management from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and an MBA from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. 
Sherry Hao CRRC Rating Program & International Efforts (PDF) Sherry Hao is the Administrative Manager for the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), an independent, non-profit educational organization that promotes cool roofing and maintains a third-party rating system for the radiative properties of roof surfacing materials. Ms. Hao’s organizational oversight includes research projects and committee discussions regarding the CRRC technical rating program, test methods and standards, as well as educational, marketing and outreach efforts. On behalf of the CRRC, Ms. Hao has presented on the benefits of cool roofing and the CRRC Rated Products Program, as well as contributed on CRRC articles to Interface, GreenArch, and the AIA and RCI approved Continuing Education Course, “What’s So Cool About Cool Roofs?”. As part of recent international outreach efforts under the guidance of the U.S. DOE, Ms. Hao has presented at the Beijing International Energy Efficiency and Zero Net Energy Conference, the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Workshop on Building Energy Codes and Labeling in Bangkok, Thailand, and the Workshop on Net Zero Energy Buildings in Subtropical Areas in Okinawa, Japan. 
Steve Heinje The Draft ASTM Dirt Pick-Up Resistance Test Method (PPT) Steven Heinje is the Technical Service Manager for Quest Construction Products, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. He has a BS in Biology and Chemisty and more recently an MBA. He has 27 years of experience in roof coatings, specializing in acylic elastomers and urethane coatings. He is the Treasurer and BOD member of the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association. He leads several task groups in ASTM D08, as well as maintaining active memberships with ASQ, ACS, and FSCT/NPCA. 
Susan Pfiffner Performance of Roofing Materials as Related to Microbial and Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Depositions and Roof Fouling (PDF)  Dr. Susan Pfiffner is a Research Associate Professor with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Microbiology and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Her National Science Foundation-, National Aeronautics and Space Administration–,and DOE-funded research focuses on heterogeneity, structure, physiology, and ecology of surface and subsurface microbial communities and knowledge gained is applied to monitor these environs, improve bioremediation processes, and develop biotechnological advancements. Field sites have included the extreme environments in South African and Canadian subpermafrost. She has 57 peer-reviewed publications, a 1996 R&D 100 award, and two patents. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American Geophysical Union, and the Association for Women. She served on the Science Advisory Committee for Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium and review panels for DOE Environmental Management Science Program and NSF Science and Technology Centers.  
Tony Tanner  Cool Roofs – Moving Research into Building Codes, the Australian experience (PPT) Tony’s corporate life was mainly centred on two industries, Sugar (11 years) and Building Materials (21 years), working in operations, finance and marketing, and from 1993, he held CEO roles in large businesses. Since leaving the corporate sector in 2002 Tony has provided consultancy services to industry, focusing upon building materials manufacturers. He also provides management services to the Roofing Tile Association of Australia Inc., as its Executive Director. He is a Director and the Company Secretary of the Building Products Innovation Council (BPIC), a company made up of major building materials manufacturers associations. BPIC recently completed a project on behalf of the Australian Government to develop a Life Cycle Inventory for Australian building materials, to be used by Life Cycle assessment tools in the construction industry. Tony gained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Sydney University in 1969 and a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) from Charles Stuart University in 1985. Tony is an Associate of Music Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 
Yang Shichao China's Progress of Cool Roof Technology (PPT)  
Yoshinori Kitsutaka Accelerated Soiling Test Method for Painted Materials (PDF)  Yoshinori Kitsutaka is a professor in the department of architecture and building science at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. He received his Eng. Dr. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986. His research interest include aesthetics of building finishes, durability of building materials, new concrete material, fracture mechanics of structural materials. His research these received the 2001 prize of Architectural Institute of Japan. 
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