Arthur H. Rosenfeld was born in 1926 and died on January 27, 2017.
He was a Berkeley physicist and California energy commissioner, dubbed the “godfather of energy efficiency,” for developing new standards which helped improve energy efficiency in California and subsequently worldwide.
Since 1954, Rosenfeld served as a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley and a senior staff member at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
During 1994, Rosenfeld served in the Clinton administration as Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy.
During 2000, Rosenfeld was appointed Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, serving until his retirement in 2010.
Rosenfeld’s work has led to cost-saving breakthroughs, including low-energy electric lights, such as compact fluorescent lamps, low-energy refrigerators, and windows that trap heat.
During his fight against global warming, he has saved Americans billions of dollars in electricity bills.
He died at his home in Berkeley, California.
Reportedly, his death was related to pneumonia.
Arthur H. Rosenfeld passed away at 90 years old.