In May 2007 David Strong was appointed Chief Executive of a new RES Group subsidiary Inbuilt Consulting Ltd specialising in sustainable building design, consultancy and research.
He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham. Previously he was Managing Director of BRE Environment, an Executive Director of E A Technology (formerly the Electricity Research Centre, Capenhurst), Emstar (formerly Shell’s contract energy management company) 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. David is currently 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. He also chairs the Quality of Life Challenge, Built Environment Group.
In November 2007, he was presented with the 2007 Building Sustainability Leadership award for his role in founding 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”.