Now a photographer, writer, historian and futurist, Douglas Black lives high above the city streets in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
Founder of ENERFICIENCY in 1999, Douglas has analyzed and provided positive energy solutions for a variety of projects ranging from low income housing to houses of worship, and from classrooms to courthouses. Mr. Black was certified as a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008, and has served on many non-for-profit boards and committees.
Having more than 30 years experience in the green and sustainable building field, Douglas dedicated the last 20 years to energy efficiency in the built environment.
Mr. Black is a high performance car enthusiast, always with an ear to the pavement for what’s fast and new. He began blogging enerficiency On The Road in 2001, and continues reporting from Auto Shows and Swap Meets at his Hot Flying Rats! blog – flyingratz.wordpress.com.