David Patterson, Energy Coordinator


David Patterson is Faith & the Common Good’s energy coordinator.   He is a no-nonsense, pragmatist when it comes to greening faith buildings.  This is why faith property managers and green team leaders throughout our network hold him in such high regard.  An expert on renewable energy and energy efficiency, his main message to faith communities: you can’t change what you don’t measure.

David has been consulting through his company, Proterra Sustainable Solutions Inc. since 2007.  He has performed over 60 audits of faith buildings for Greening Sacred Spaces’ Green Audit and Solar Audit programs and has also planned and coordinated the installation of multiple geothermal, wind and solar systems on private dwellings including a 9.6 kW ground mounted solar tracking unit for the microFIT program in Haliburton County.   Prior to working in the green arena, David spent 5 years as systems and project manager at CIBC Wood Gundy’s head office in Toronto.  David and his wife and son live in Thornhill, Ontario.