David Strong is an internationally recognised expert in energy efficient sustainable building design and refurbishment. He has a wealth of knowledge associated with low/zero carbon buildings and is a specialist in whole system thinking, building physics & integrative design. He has a particular interest in eco-minimalism and bio-mimicry –exploiting and optimising the use of natural systems for heating, cooling, ventilating and illuminating buildings. He applies an integrative approach to the design and construction of sustainable/low energy buildings, to deliver significant reductions in capital & operational cost.
From 1998 to 2007 he was Managing Director of BRE Environment and between 2007 and 2010 Chief Executive of Inbuilt Consulting Ltd (part of Renewable Energy Systems Ltd.). Since 2002 David has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment. and in December 2012 he was also appointed a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He acts as an board advisor and non-executive director to companies worldwide and is currently Chairman of REAL Assurance Ltd.
David was previously Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings and formerly the chair of the UK governments Green Deal Installer Accreditation and Qualification Ministerial Forum