Monday, March 26, 2012

Selkowitz Honors Arasteh as "Mentor" to All

Steve Selkowitz (LBNL) payed tribute to Dariush Arasteh this afternoon, calling him a mentor to us all.

Arasteh, one of the experts who was pivotal in creating NFRC, passed away on February 3, 2012 after battling cancer.

An esteemed contributor to the rating methods NFRC still uses today, Arasteh, worked as a researcher and scientist alongside Selkowitz at LBNL. Arasteh was involved in many aspects of the organization’s work on energy efficient windows, including the development of highly-insulating “superwindows.”

Arasteh also served as a lifelong advocate for fair, accurate, and credible ratings for the thermal performance of windows and enjoyed studying the role of windows in net-zero homes.

Selkowitz referred to Arasteh as a colleague, friend, and mentor not only to new staff at LBNL but everyone who had the pleasure of working with him. 

LBNL's Tribute to Dariush Arasteh

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