David Woodson

Managing Director, Energy & Water Services

David oversees the management of UBC’s annual budget for the Vancouver campus’ utility infrastructure including: high-voltage electricity, district energy (steam and hot water), natural gas and water systems.

UBC’s infrastructure is valued at over $420 million and provides essential energy and water services to the 1,000 acre campus. David is leading the transformation of the University’s utility infrastructure. In association with the Campus as a Living Lab initiative and the alternative energy sources project, the Energy and Water Services unit aims to achieve UBC’s aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. Collaborative relationships between administrative units, academic departments, governments, communities, and private industry partners are at the heart of the unit’s activities.

David previously held several leadership positions within UBC Building Operations, Utilities, and Plant Operations over the past 18 years. His responsibilities ranged from managing capital renewal and deferred maintenance to resource planning and work control.

He began his career as a Building Systems Engineer with the City of Surrey in 1993.

David has a Master of Business Administration from UBC and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington. David is a Professional Engineer in B.C. (mechanical), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA), and a Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP).