2011 Awards of Excellence: Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco

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Research Award: Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco

The winner of the Research Award is Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco from the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Paulo is a rising star in the world of green roof research, and you will no doubt hear more from him in the near future.

Despite Paulo’s youth he has managed to publish four papers on heat transfer and green roofs, and he has quickly become an expert on the topic. His first published paper, which involved experiments, modeling, and finally testing on real green roofs, received awards from three separate ASHRAE award committees, which is a difficult feat. These are not green roof-specific awards, so the fact that Paulo’s papers were chosen shows that he is helping to promote cutting-edge green roof research to a larger market.


He has been prolific in 2011, publishing three more papers in respected journals, and help to advance the industry’s knowledge of heat and mass transfer on green roofs with different conditions. We look forward to seeing what he has in store over the next few years.


To view pictures and profiles of the other 2010 winners, please return to our 2010 awards page.

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