Professor David Strong

David Strong is an internationally recognised expert in sustainable building design and refurbishment. He has a wealth of knowledge associated with the low/zero carbon buildings and is a specialist in whole system thinking, building physics and integrative design.

Between May 2007 and September 2010, David Strong was Chief Executive of Inbuilt Consulting Ltd specialising in sustainable building design, consultancy and research. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of the Built Environment. He is currently a Director of David Strong Consulting Ltd.

Between 1998 and 2007 he was Managing Director of BRE Environment. Prior to this he was an Executive Director of; E A Technology (formerly the Electricity Research Centre, Capenhurst), Emstar (formerly Shell’s contract energy management company, now Dalkia) and W S Atkins and Partners, Epsom.

Originally a graduate of Bath University in Building Engineering, he was awarded a doctorate by Oxford University in 1980.

In February 2010 David was appointed Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes. David is also Chairman of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Implementation Advisory Group (DIAG) and acts as a special advisor to the European Commission on energy demand issues. In 2007 he Chaired (on behalf of the Conservative Party) the Quality of Life Challenge, Built Environment Group. He is a member of the 2012 Olympic Village and Stratford City Environment Review Panel.

He was presented with the 2007 Building Sustainability Leadership award for establishing the UK Green Building Council, with the judges describing him as “one of the most influential figures in the drive to make the industry sustainable”.