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Engineering News-Record Presents Award of Excellence to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Stephen E. Selkowitz, Honoring His Green Building Research

NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering News-Record (ENR, http://enr.construction.com), McGraw Hill Construction's industry-leading information source, today announced that Stephen E. Selkowitz of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has received the 49th Award of Excellence, ENR's highest honor.  Selkowitz received the award in front of more than 800 industry leaders this evening at a black-tie awards gala in New York City. He was among ENR's 2013 Top 25 Newsmakers, who were also honored for their achievements.

Selkowitz sparked a paradigm shift in the fenestration sector through the development of invisible window coatings from his post at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, operated by the University of California, where he is now senior adviser.  He is the acknowledged leader for research, development and deployment of high-performing windows, envelopes, daylighting and lighting systems for buildings.  He was chosen by ENR editors as the Award of Excellence winner for inspiring a green-building research revolution, triggered by construction of the one-of-a-kind FLEXLAB.  The lab is an outside-user, rentable, plug-'n'-test facility for full-scale, controlled experiments on integrated green office-building systems.

"We are thrilled to honor Stephen Selkowitz as this year's ENR Award of Excellence winner," said Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, ENR. "It is inspiring to see his ingenuity and passion at work… the way he bridges the research laboratory and the industry practitioner.  Just as compelling is that his work shows measurable results in terms of saving energy for the nation -- something all of us care about deeply."

Selkowitz is featured in the April 7 issue of ENR.  For more details on the Top 25 Newsmakers, visit http://enr.construction.com/people/awards/2014/0127-The-Top-25-Newsmakers.asp.

Sponsors of the 49th Annual Award of Excellence include AECOM, The Associated General Contractors of America, American Society of Civil Engineers, BlueLine Rental, CMAA, CMiC, FIGG Engineering Group, HDR Inc., Hill International, Parsons Corporation, and United Rentals.  For more information on the ENR Award of Excellence Gala, visit http://www.AOE2014.com or call 866-727-3820. On Twitter, follow @mhconstruction, #ENRaoe.

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About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals' decisions and strengthen their market position. McGraw Hill Construction's data, analytics, and media businesses – Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record – create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals' decisions and strengthen their market position. McGraw Hill Construction's data, analytics, and media businesses – Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record – create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's iconic brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power, and McGraw Hill Construction. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

Media Contact: Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications, McGraw Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, [email protected]

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