David Wright

A LEED Accredited Professional with nine years of green building and sustainability consulting in the federal sector, Dave brings a strong technical grounding in clean energy issues and data analysis as he focuses on deepening the impact of Groundswell’s work. Before coming to Groundswell, Dave played a leading role in developing sustainability plans for government agencies and increasing the resilience of federal buildings to the effects of climate change. Dave also served as a Technical Reviewer for a major World Resources Institute (WRI) report on greenhouse gas emissions accounting in the U.S. public sector. Outside of the office, Dave can be found onstage with The Washington Chorus and out on the field in local recreational soccer leagues. Dave grew up in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and is a proud alum of Middlebury College in Vermont.

5 Articles

  • On Building Community Power
    In August, Groundswell, along with our friends at Pepco, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Green Bank, Sunlight General Capital, SunCatch Energy, and local officials celebrated the installation of solar panels at Paddington Square Apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • A New Day in Baltimore: From Solar Power to Economic Empowerment
    The Empowerment Temple is a renowned community anchor that serves both as a place of worship and a force for local economic development. Under the vision of Pastor Jamal Bryant, The Economic
  • Community Solar in Maryland: What's Next?
    Groundswell's David Wright breaks down the latest updates from the Maryland Public Service Commission regarding community solar.
  • My Road to Groundswell: Meet Dave
    It’s no secret that we are facing vast and complex problems in the world today--among them overpopulation, deforestation, food security, dwindling clean water supplies, growing economic disparity, and increasingly tangible impacts of a changing climate. All of this can be overwhelming, and let’s be honest: who among us hasn’t doubted our own ability to effect any meaningful change in the face of these massive challenges? It’s perfectly normal to have these thoughts, but the important thing, at the end of the day, is to put them aside and get to work. To quote the anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”