David G. White
Founder, Sustainable Dynamics
3908 Tennessee Avenue
Chattanooga TN 37409
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. White began his professional career in the hospitality industry, where he held senior-level management positions at some of America's premier conference resorts, including the world-famous Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Combining his expertise in resort living with several years' experience in home-building and a growing interest in industrial ecology, Mr. White formulated a prototype for sustainable development called the Global Village Concept, an innovative plan for merging town and country, job and family, within the context of a self-contained but globally integrated community environment. Along the way, he attended the United Nations "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and was a delegate to Global Forum '94 in Manchester, England.
In 1995, Mr. White was named North American Coordinator for the Geneva-based Zero Emissions Research Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating "a new paradigm of sustainable industry‹targeting gaseous, liquid, and solid emissions‹and to making zero emissions a worldwide industry standard." In 1996, he served as onsite coordinator for the Second Annual World Congress on Zero Emissions.
Because environmental technologies are central to the Global Village Concept, Mr. White's search for them led to the discovery of compression-formed masonry. In 1997, he founded what is now Sustainable Dynamics to commercialize the technology and, among other things, hopes to use it as the construction basis for a proposed Global Village at a former Army ammunitions plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.