David Kaneda

Principal | IDeAs Consulting

For over two decades David Kaneda, has collaborated on many of the greenest educational facilities, civic buildings, residences and commercial offices in the US. He is an expert on decarbonization and designing sustainable electrical systems for buildings including power distribution, lighting and daylighting, renewable energy, microgrids and EV charging and has led the electrical design for dozens of AIA COTE Top 10, LEED Platinum Certified, or Well Certified buildings as well as over 40 – net zero energy buildings. He is a Professional Engineer, a Fellow in the AIA, a LEED Fellow and a Senior Fellow with New Buildings Institute. David chairs the General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee and also serves on the GSA National Register of Peer Professionals and AIA California’s Committee on the Environment. He led the electrical design for the IDeAs Z Squared office; the first net zero energy commercial office building in the United States as well as notable buildings such as the Packard Foundation, 435 Indio Way, Sonoma Academy, the Venter Institute and is currently developing a microgrid with a 1.3MW PV array and 1.25 MW/5.0 MWh battery for a confidential tech client. David has presented on electrical systems for green buildings over 100 times at universities and regional, national and international conferences and has published several research papers on sustainable electrical system design.