David Baylon

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"Ecotope is committed to first principles as a mechanism for understanding. We are pretty uniform in our approach—we always step back to first principles when we are evaluating something."

David Baylon

David Baylon is past president and founder of Ecotope, Inc.  He has been active in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency since 1975.  Mr. Baylon has authored or coauthored many of the key studies that have informed the Northwest’s approach to energy conservation in both the residential and commercial building sectors. His background includes the design, implementation, and technical review for impact evaluations, field evaluations of emerging technologies, residential and commercial building stock assessments, code development and impact assessments, and Regional Technical Forum UES proposals.

Mr. Baylon served as a principal in the development of field evaluation for five commercial baseline projects, four field reviews of the region’s manufactured housing demand-side management (DSM) programs, four regional multifamily building characterizations projects, three residential duct sealing and performance projects, four heat pump field evaluations, and several field evaluations of Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) residential initiatives in the early 1990s. Mr. Baylon has also managed several reviews of energy codes and standards in the Northwest, including reviews of residential energy codes for BPA, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the State of Oregon, and for various jurisdictions in the State of Washington.

David Baylon


M.A., Sociology, University of Washington, 1973

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Washington, 1969


ASHRAE, Member, 2004-present

Energy Technical Advisory Group, Washington State Building Code Council, 1997-present


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