MS P. Eng., GGA
Living by the ocean in Nova Scotia has given David an appreciation of the power of nature and need to take care of the environment. He started his career in Newfoundland working in the off-shore trained as an Ocean Engineer and within two years moved into the energy efficiency and renewable energy field using his Professional Engineering in Mechanical Engineering background and has remained there since.
He entered the green building sector in the 1990s and presented his first green building project for the Green Building Challenge 1998 in Vancouver BC. That is when he realized the significant impact buildings have on the well-being of the occupants and the planet. Dave has over 35 years of experience in the energy efficiency and renewable energy field and 25 years in the green building sector. He has been involved as the green consultant with world-class buildings such as the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre recognized by Business Week in 2006 as one of the 10 top sports stadiums in the world.
Dave has been involved with Green Globes since 2004 when he conducted his first Green Globes assessment at Mount Allison University’s Fitness Centre. He has expanded into other building types and recently provided building net-zero evaluations to address the twin threats of high energy prices and greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. The move towards establishing a low- or zero-carbon footprint using Green Globes is a logical and exciting development and one Dave looks forward to as it becomes mainstream.