David Somervell trained as an architect at Edinburgh College of Art, before joining Heatwise Glasgow as Technical Services Manager. He was appointed as first Energy Manager at the University of Edinburgh in 1989 and has had roles most recently as University Sustainability Adviser in the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
Since stepping back from that role this March he retains an association with Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.
David was closely involved in the first three Combined Heat and Power energy centres at Edinburgh with grant support from the Community Energy programme in 2002-6. Altogether over £30m will have been invested in this low carbon technology by 2017.