I’m concerned about the environment. I also geek out on software dev. This is my blog is about the intersection of tech and sustainabilty. I write about technology use in areas like building energy science, agroecology, ecology and other fields where interesting work is being done and some kind of positive effect is possible.
Things seem grim these days, but I believe we can create a sustainable world. At least part of that effort involves software and high tech solutions. Smart use of technology will be helpful, but only if the work includes humility, respect for the wisdom of our ancestors, and an openness to all viewpoints, including the belief that ‘green-tech’ is inherently flawed.My name is Daniel and I’m an independent software developer living in beautiful Hobart, Australia. I work on a number of software applications that help make buildings more efficient, mostly for Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL), such as the COMFEN desktop application, AERCalc, SensorSuitcase project (which just won a DOE award), the ESTCP project, CheckerTool, and others, all for Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL). I’m also the lead developer on the iBiology Courses team, bringing quality online education to scientists. There's more info on these projects here if you're curious.
A long time ago I was one of the founding editors of the green building magazine Environmental Design & Construction, which I’m still quite proud of. I’ve got a keen interest in agroecology.