Dave Low founded Agatewood Consulting after most recently working for a large full service commercial real estate firm. The small one person consulting firm can help your organization with a variety of sustainability initiatives.
Over the last several years, Dave has been the 2030 Districts Network Liaison and been integrally involved in the growth of the Network which currently includes over 20 Districts, 400 million sq ft and nearly 1000 organizations. 2030 Districts are high performance building Districts located in urban centers. Owners and managers commit to meeting the Architecture 2030 goals for energy, water and emissions reduction. As the 2030 Districts Network Liaison, Dave is responsible for outreach and coordination between the 2030 District organizations around the country and Canada. He is also active in the Portland, Maine 2030 District.
Dave joined Kidder Mathews’ Sustainability Practices group after working as a sustainability consultant at Bluegreen Consulting. As Director of Sustainability Practices, his responsibilities included developing the corporate sustainability strategy for Kidder Mathews and keeping the company on the forefront of sustainability efforts. He worked closely with all three business units at Kidder Mathews, brokerage, valuation and property management, to assist in each unit’s efforts to provide their clients with the tools necessary to address sustainability issues. He also handled sustainability projects for clients including LEED projects and assessments, Energy Star reporting issues, corporate social responsibility reporting and sustainability policy development and analysis.
Dave is a LEED accredited professional and he has been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council to assist in the development of the LEED certification process. He is instrumental in the LEED certification process for projects varying from single floor tenant improvements to high-rise apartment buildings. He has lead a variety of LEED projects including LEED for Commercial Interiors, LEED for New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance.
Dave’s experience also includes sustainability assessments and working extensively with clients, architects, consultants, general contractors and suppliers to ensure projects achieve the highest degree of sustainability possible. His current and past projects include over 3.5 million square feet of LEED certified space. He has been instrumental in helping clients achieve all levels of LEED certification.
Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from University of Washington, and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute. His unique skill set combines design experience from his landscape architecture background with a comprehensive knowledge of how businesses and development can fit into the natural world in an effort to achieve sustainable outcomes.