Dave Conover has graduate and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering. He has been involved with the development, adoption, implementation and enforcement of building construction regulations, focused primarily on energy use and technology acceptance, since 1976. During his involvement with the building industry at the global, national and local level he has held positions with the American Gas Association, the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, the International Code Council and PNNL. He also served as the CEO of the National Evaluation Service, a subsidiary of the three organizations who formed the ICC, focusing on evaluation of new technology for acceptance within building regulatory programs. At PNNL, he is currently focused on all aspects of energy codes and standards as well as development of new technology evaluation protocols.