Svend De Bruyn
Svend De bruyn is a Sustainable Technologies Specialist at The Living City Campus. He is an advisor and consultant to industry and governments on photovoltaic and wind energy system best practices. He also advises on safety related issues for industry, government, municipalities, and utilities. Mr. De bruyn designs and instructs a range of both photovoltaic (PV) and wind installation courses for both public and professional audiences, including one-day introductory courses and five- day professional courses for PV installers. Svend has worked with the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), a division of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, for the past 12 years and in that capacity has worked on numerous wind and PV test and research analysis projects. Before joining the TRCA, Svend worked for 25 years in the PV and wind industries where he was responsible for the sales, service & installation of renewable energy (RE) equipment. He also worked as a subcontractor to various RE companies, performing the installation of wind turbines and PV systems.

He also acted as an RE consultant for the Canadian Wind Energy Association and was a part-time instructor of Renewable Energy at Durham College.