Biography: Trevor Nightingale

Trevor Nightingale

Director General
Construction Research Centre

Dr. Trevor Nightingale is the Director General of the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC's) Construction Research Centre. He was appointed to the position in May 2019.

Trevor began his career at the NRC in 1992 as a Research Officer in the Construction Research Centre's building acoustics team, later becoming a Principal Research Officer. He was the Director of Research and Development for the Intelligent Building Operations research unit from 2010 to 2015, where he guided research in the areas of lighting, heating, ventilation, human factors, building controls, and energy measurement and verification. From 2015 to 2019, Trevor was the Program Leader for the NRC's High-performance Buildings program, which helps industry develop and commercialize energy-saving retrofit technologies for commercial and institutional buildings.

Trevor holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Building Engineering, specializing in Acoustics, from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom.

He is the author of 135 technical publications and serves on the Federal Executive Committee responsible for Building and Communities, the Canada Green Building Council's Industry Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Building Committee of the Continental Automated Buildings Association.