David’s interest in renewable energy started in his youth, initially focusing on energy inefficient residential building design in Southern California during the early 1970s. He joined the American Solar Energy Society in 2003, and has attended all annual conferences since 2005. From 2009-2013, David supported the Department of Energy, helping develop the Department’s first Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, as well as its first greenhouse gas inventory. He also supported the Federal Energy Management Program in the areas of renewable energy and technology deployment.
His work with the Maryland Energy Administration (2013-present) focuses on the technical and economic feasibility of installing renewable energy on Maryland schools and state buildings. One project supports the State’s effort to design and implement Net Zero Energy schools. David’s academic credentials include receiving a BS (Systems Engineering) from the US Naval Academy; a MS (Management) from National-Louis University; and an MS (Energy Policy and Climate Change) from Johns Hopkins University.