Mr. David L. Comis
David’s interest in renewable energy started in his youth, initially focusing on energy inefficient residential building design in Southern California during the early 1970s. He joined the American Solar Energy Society in 2003, and has attended all annual conferences since 2005.
From 2009-2013, David supported the Department of Energy, helping develop the Department’s first Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, as well as its first greenhouse gas inventory. He also supported the Federal Energy Management Program in the areas of renewable energy and technology deployment. His work with the Maryland Energy Administration (2013-present) focuses on the technical and economic feasibility of installing renewable energy on Maryland schools and state buildings. Prior to his current focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy, David spent 30 years in the United States Navy, serving on submarines, surface ships and aircraft carriers, as well as shore tours at the Pentagon and the Office of Naval Research.
David’s academic credentials include receiving a BS (Systems Engineering) from the US Naval Academy; a MS (Management) from National-Louis University; and an MS (Energy Policy and Climate Change) from Johns Hopkins University. He also taught nuclear power plant engineering and watchstanding at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit, Ballston Spa, NY.