Kirk Davis

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Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, Architectural design


Interview of Kirk Davis by Jay Fielding at Glumac International, Portland, Oregon on May 22nd, 2009.

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Kirk Davis is an electrical engineer. He is LEED Accredited, and has worked for Glumac, a firm specializing in sustainable design. Kirk Davis earned a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His work has included Managing Principal of Glumac's Portland office and The Engineering Partnership in Boulder, Colorado.


As Managing Principal at Glumac, an engineering firm with a focus on “creating green buildings that work,” Kirk Davis is able to parlay his electrical engineering background into making sure the various projects Glumac is associated with in Portland are built sustainably. With projects such as the transformation of the Brewery Blocks and Gerding Theater in Portland’s Pearl District, Davis and Glumac strive to make every project LEED certified. Davis states that one of Glumac’s goals is to build “net-zero” buildings, which consume less than they produce and utilize all waste. Further, Davis addresses the promise of wind and photovoltaic panels as energy sources, the possibility of a fully sustainable future, and his wish that Portland’s model of sustainability catch on elsewhere.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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