Stephen Selkowitz is leader of the windows and envelope-materials group and senior advisor for building science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. From 1985 to 2011, he headed LBNL’s building-technologies department, where he was the driving force behind a just-completed plug-and-play testing complex, the Facility for Low Energy Experiments (FLEXLab). Here users can mock up and evaluate the performance of proposed designs with actual building components such as cladding, windows, lighting, and mechanical systems. The new FLEXLab includes a rotating test bed that allows project teams and manufacturers—among others—to assess building environments in different orientations. On April 3, Selkowitz received the 2014 Award of Excellence from RECORD's sister publication Engineering News-Record for his role in the development of the FLEXLab. Click on the video above to watch his acceptance speech.