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Dan Whittet

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Member SinceNov 4, 2010CoLab Points (actual)
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CountryUnited StatesCoLab Points (max. potential)
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Mr. Whittet has been a part of the high performance building field as a contractor, designer, developer and consultant on work across the United States for over three decades.

He has worked in Southwest Colorado and Maine on photovoltaic off grid projects pioneering sustainable net zero systems in remote island and mountain locations.  Notable recent LEED projects include Boston's iconic International Place towers, Las Vegas CityCenter, Boston Society of Architects and the Princeton Plasma Fusion Lab Lyman Spitzer building.

As a contractor Dan pioneered sustainable practices in Maine and also served as President of the Mid Coast branch of the National Homebuilders Association and a member of the Rockport, Maine town building committee. In Colorado he was part of the team creating the first Green Building Code for San Miguel County and produced a documentary on the evolution of community in small towns.

Currently active in the Massachusetts USGBC and Member of the ASHRAE SSPC 189.1, he is also a board member of the ADPSR, Architects, Designers and Planners for Social responsibility. He is the LEED project profile liaison between USGBC national and the Massachusetts chapter. With his wife, Maria Isabel Chacon, he follows the progress of the green building movement in Latin America and Urban Planning initiatives in the rapidly expanding populations there.

Passionate about craft, quality of life and culture he writes and blogs about these subjects often and takes every opportunity to explore new ways to see, appreciate and encourage a better world.  

Proposals

Flood water markers with future datesJun 17, 2014
Mobilizing for climate change actionJun 11, 2015
Teaching Fusion To The Public (On Wikipedia)Mar 9, 2015
Consumption ConundrumMar 13, 2014
Hydrogen production and use system for sustainable water & energy @ global scaleMar 30, 2015
Generation of Biogas energy from animal waste for use in rural areasMar 16, 2015
Unify America: Set the Example by Leading from the FrontMay 22, 2015

Proposal Links

Green Keynesianism and Climate Free Trade AreasJul 31, 2014
Low Carbon USA the Easy WaySep 4, 2015
Establishment of a sound technical system to distribute emissions reductionsOct 13, 2015
SHARED: Strategic Habitat Assessment for Resource, Environment DesignAug 31, 2015
An innovative Model harmonizing Ecology, Emotions and Economy of the villagesFeb 2, 2018
Integrated Ecosystem Management for Healthy Landscapes and Healthy PeopleAug 12, 2019
Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil FuelsJun 15, 2016
Overcome the Inertia of DenialAug 31, 2015
Freedom from fossil fuelsSep 1, 2015
Test proposalJul 28, 2015
9 Steps to Reverse Global Climate ChangeOct 13, 2015
Reducing Footprints by Reducing Animal ConsumptionNov 24, 2015
Reduce CO2 emissions by converting them into usefull productsOct 17, 2015
Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and OrganizationNov 4, 2015
Let's play the carbon out of the market!Nov 4, 2015
A Carbon Negative Infrastructure and Economy: A Systems Design/Mngmt ApproachDec 11, 2015

Supporting

Engineer a Healthier, More Responsive DemocracyJun 17, 2014
USA joining the world---The Kyoto ProtocolMay 1, 2014
Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented ChallengesJun 17, 2014
Climate Stories ProjectJun 17, 2014
Choosing the Path of Least CarbonJun 18, 2014
Pledge To Drive Electric Vehicles and Install Electric Vehicle Charging StationsJun 20, 2014
The Little Engine That Could: Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and DividendJun 17, 2014
Consumption ConundrumJun 17, 2014
Free/Libre/Open Source Solution Set for Disaster Relief and Community ResilienceJun 17, 2014
A Common Sense Transition To Adaptation!Jun 17, 2014
Geoengineering Governance and the IMBECS ProtocolJun 17, 2014
Model homesJun 11, 2014
Skyscraper windmills?Jun 17, 2014
Roof rights for solar powerJun 11, 2014
Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pump NozzlesMay 1, 2014
Global Serious Errors of Design and Environmental , Green Standard of the WorldJun 11, 2014
Funding Farmers for Climate Change Mitigation (F2C2M)Jun 18, 2014
Mobile Van ShowcaseJun 17, 2014
Retro-CommssioningJun 17, 2014
Take charge of the economic message of environmental stewardship.Jun 17, 2014
Seeking Outlandish Ideas On How To Reduce Your Carbon FootprintMay 1, 2014
Recycle Wood from old buildings to make Cross Lamoinated Timber PanelsJun 17, 2014
Submitting to ONE only SET Of IdeasMay 3, 2014
Carbon Capture in the CityJun 17, 2014
WE should be the new IJun 17, 2014
Multi Power Heating Water and Air UnitsMay 6, 2014
Geothermal water heaterJun 17, 2014
Repurposing competitive sports and recreational lands for sustainabilityJun 17, 2014
3D Printing Hempcrete - The People will know what they want once they see it...Jun 17, 2014
Environmentally sustainable practices in South Africa: A Social Action ApproachJun 17, 2014
Sno-Caps: The People’s Cap-And-TradeJun 17, 2014
CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jun 5, 2014
Earthworms for Wastes Management with Mitigating the Climate ChangeJun 20, 2014
Public Energy Signs for all Public BuildingsJun 11, 2014
PV Solar required for commercial & private structures as part of Building Codes:Jun 11, 2014
Making a Hollywood movie that addresses the subject, with follow-up toursJun 11, 2014
Public Environmental Quality: A Green Building Value Proposition to the PublicJun 11, 2014
Biodiversity CorridorsApr 7, 2015
Retrofitting buildings into self sustained low waste complexesJun 17, 2014
We Are Ready (WAR)Jun 19, 2014
Eco-posters instead of advertising postersJun 17, 2014
myflat - collective mobile app to enable anyone to drop energy consumptionJun 17, 2014
Flood water markers with future datesJun 17, 2014
Clean Energy with Social ResponsibilityJul 16, 2015
Swami Vivekananda Fruit-Trees Expansion Mission for environment, peace, healthJul 16, 2015
Super imposed algae forest using greenhouse effect to handle global warmingApr 7, 2015
Possible partners: Centro Internacional de Agricultura TropicalFeb 9, 2015
Depave driveways and increase rain barrel irrigationMar 13, 2015
Crowdsourcing via SMS serviceFeb 9, 2015
Plan to address building codes requiring institution of low cost green methodsMay 13, 2015
Cooling with Urban-Ecosystem ServicesMar 13, 2015
The Pamir Paradyne ProposalMar 13, 2015
Off-grid Demo Tiny Home & Shop with Rain+Snow Cisterns for Food Crop TerracingApr 7, 2015
S. American: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Mar 13, 2015
STYROframe, Super Insulated Envelopes, for Passive House and Net Zero BuildingsMar 13, 2015
Teaching Fusion To The Public (On Wikipedia)Mar 13, 2015
Generation of Biogas energy from animal waste for use in rural areasMay 13, 2015
Trees for Food SecurityJul 16, 2015
Hydrogen production and use system for sustainable water & energy @ global scaleJul 16, 2015
GHG Rescue; Buying Waste from Households and selling it to Recycle CompaniesApr 1, 2015
CarbonGobbler - Engaging Citizens And Business In Lowering Carbon EmissionsJul 13, 2015
Integrating REDD+ and Green Economic Growth for sustainable forest landscapesJul 13, 2015
Window Insulating Plug & Play Solar Panel Retrofits - Save A/C make Clean energyJul 30, 2015
Better Building: the Simplest Way to End Climate Change WITHOUT Politics!Feb 2, 2016
New Renewable Energy Environment for Latin AmericaMay 13, 2015
Robotic Solar ArmadaJul 13, 2015
DARK SOLAR technology applications; infrared and ICE replacing FIRE and smoke!May 26, 2016
Linking Climate Information to Ecological Calendars: An Appointment With DroughtSep 18, 2015
Electricity at the lowest societal cost: holistic optimizationMay 13, 2015
Chile: The world's green energy supplierJul 16, 2015
SunSaluter: a low-cost, passive solar tracker that produces clean waterJul 16, 2015
Unify America: Set the Example by Leading from the FrontJul 16, 2015
A Regulatory Pathway for Advanced Nuclear EnergyJul 13, 2015
Bamboo Air PurificationJul 16, 2015
An online management and finance platform for sustainable forestry projects.Jul 16, 2015
Incentivize climate-suitable crops to adapt to and mitigate climate changeJul 16, 2015
Saving Hoover DamJul 16, 2015
Low-cost drinking water treatment system for the salinity prone coastal areaJul 16, 2015
Just Green It - Purchasing Electricity from Renewable Sources for SomervilleJul 13, 2015
Cyclone Resistant, Low Carbon and Low Cost Housing in Coastal BangladeshJul 30, 2015
Vertical Hydroponic Farms feed urban communities while reducing carbon emissionsJul 16, 2015
Supplementing forest sustainability certificates with fiscal instrumentsJul 16, 2015
Mobilizing for climate change actionJul 13, 2015
Urban Wood: Somerville’s Wood Construction Legacy and Future Carbon NeutralityJul 13, 2015
OpenControl BuildingJul 16, 2015
Midwest Rural Climate DialoguesJul 30, 2015
Establish Local Energy Interaction Strategies (LEIS) as driver to GHG reductionsJul 16, 2015
Sustainable Urban Food Initiative (SUFI) for Climate Change ResilienceJul 30, 2015
Tidal PumpJul 30, 2015
An economically and legally viable mechanism for internalizing marine emissionsJul 13, 2015
Novel Strategy To Target Business School CurriculumsJul 16, 2015
Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil FuelsMar 11, 2016
Development Community Integration for Resource EfficiencyMar 11, 2016
The PlanJul 16, 2015
CO2 Soil Sequestration via Plant Root Mass Using a Renewable Abiotic EPSJul 16, 2015
US CO2 Soil Sequestration via Plant Root Mass Using a Renewable Abiotic EPSJul 16, 2015
Technical prediction and Agricutural tipsJul 16, 2015
Green Buildings: Way forward in reducing emissions from buildingsMar 9, 2016
Synthetic Biology Approach to Overcome Coral BleachingOct 10, 2015
Algae Derived Ethylene Produces HDPE Algal Bioreactors: Repeat If Necessary!Oct 10, 2015
Solar Powered Temperature Controlled Fabrics, InsolesNov 10, 2015
Backpack-sized rover for completely autonomous tree seed dispersalDec 3, 2019
External Combustion, Closed loop Steam EngineMar 11, 2016
UN Oceanic Resources Conservation and Adaptation Platforms (O.R.C.A. Cities)Jun 2, 2016
De-Taxing Buildings to Make Them EfficientApr 15, 2016
Game-Changer Direct Measure of GHG Emissions Take Tamale Ghana to Zero CarbonMay 26, 2016
Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimneyMay 26, 2016
Wind Powered Cotton Yarn Spinning & Knit Fabric ManufacturingMay 26, 2016
Plant 10 million acres of treesDec 3, 2019
Green Roofs Environmental Activists Team (GREAT)Dec 3, 2019
PROPOSAL ON USING COCONUT HUSK AND BAGASSE TO PRODUCE BINDERLESS FIBREBOARDSJul 17, 2019
We-power Energy Coach - The future of energy efficiencySep 15, 2017
Forest and cropland rehabilitation through sustainable farming and agroforestrySep 15, 2017
Transforming low income housing areas: SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE, PROFITABLESep 15, 2017
Put A Price On ItSep 15, 2017
willpower-energy: Make your own fuel from CO2 at homeJul 17, 2019
Synergistic Solutions Global Network (Network)Nov 14, 2017
POPULATION CONTROLNov 2, 2017
Reduce 5000 Tonnes of CO2e with Food Waste DiversionJul 28, 2018

Activities

Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Backpack-sized rover for completely autonomous tree seed dispersalDec 3, 2019
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Plant 10 million acres of treesDec 3, 2019
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Green Roofs Environmental Activists Team (GREAT)Dec 3, 2019
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal PROPOSAL ON USING COCONUT HUSK AND BAGASSE TO PRODUCE BINDERLESS FIBREBOARDSJul 17, 2019
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal willpower-energy: Make your own fuel from CO2 at homeJul 17, 2019
Dan Whittet added a comment to proposal Reduce 5000 Tonnes of CO2e with Food Waste DiversionJul 28, 2018
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Reduce 5000 Tonnes of CO2e with Food Waste DiversionJul 28, 2018
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Synergistic Solutions Global Network (Network)Nov 14, 2017
Dan Whittet retracted support for proposal Synergistic Solutions Global Network (Network)Nov 14, 2017
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal POPULATION CONTROLNov 2, 2017
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Put A Price On ItSep 15, 2017
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Forest and cropland rehabilitation through sustainable farming and agroforestrySep 15, 2017
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Transforming low income housing areas: SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE, PROFITABLESep 15, 2017
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal We-power Energy Coach - The future of energy efficiencySep 15, 2017
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimneyJul 5, 2016
Dan Whittet voted for proposal DARK SOLAR technology applications; infrared and ICE replacing FIRE and smoke!Jul 5, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal UN Oceanic Resources Conservation and Adaptation Platforms (O.R.C.A. Cities)Jun 2, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Wind Powered Cotton Yarn Spinning & Knit Fabric ManufacturingMay 26, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimneyMay 26, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Game-Changer Direct Measure of GHG Emissions Take Tamale Ghana to Zero CarbonMay 26, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal DARK SOLAR technology applications; infrared and ICE replacing FIRE and smoke!May 26, 2016
Dan Whittet retracted support for proposal DARK SOLAR technology applications; infrared and ICE replacing FIRE and smoke!May 26, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal De-Taxing Buildings to Make Them EfficientApr 15, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal External Combustion, Closed loop Steam EngineMar 11, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil FuelsMar 11, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Development Community Integration for Resource EfficiencyMar 11, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Green Buildings: Way forward in reducing emissions from buildingsMar 9, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Better Building: the Simplest Way to End Climate Change WITHOUT Politics!Feb 2, 2016
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Solar Powered Temperature Controlled Fabrics, InsolesNov 10, 2015
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Synthetic Biology Approach to Overcome Coral BleachingOct 10, 2015
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Algae Derived Ethylene Produces HDPE Algal Bioreactors: Repeat If Necessary!Oct 10, 2015
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Linking Climate Information to Ecological Calendars: An Appointment With DroughtSep 18, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Building solar through community, Building community through solar.Sep 9, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Pedal powerSep 9, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Sustainable Urban Food Initiative (SUFI) for Climate Change ResilienceSep 9, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal United States Industrial Collaboration Agency (USICA)Sep 9, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal OpenControl BuildingSep 9, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Recalibration of traditional calendars through participatory data collectionAug 25, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Supplementing forest sustainability certificates with fiscal instrumentsAug 25, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Generation of Biogas energy from animal waste for use in rural areasAug 25, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal GHG Rescue; Buying Waste from Households and selling it to Recycle CompaniesAug 14, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal An economically and legally viable mechanism for internalizing marine emissionsAug 14, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal Robotic Solar ArmadaAug 14, 2015
Dan Whittet voted for proposal The Little Engine That Could: Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and DividendAug 14, 2015
Dan Whittet is supporting proposal Sustainable Urban Food Initiative (SUFI) for Climate Change ResilienceJul 30, 2015
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