John Spears

Chairman, Advisory Board of JustBeGreen Villages America, LLC

John Spears is the president of Sustainable Design Group www.sustainabledesign.com , architects and builders of custom solar homes and renovations. Mr Spears has been a pioneer in sustainable building technology and community design worldwide for over 40 years. He specializes in zero energy and self sufficient buildings and communities.

Mr Spears is also the founder and president of the nonprofit International Center for Sustainable Development www.solarcities.org  and has designed sustainable communities around the world as well as consulting with cities in developing countries on sustainable infrastructure development. He was the sustainable development consultant to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Locally, ICSD through its Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative is installing electric vehicle charging stations throughout Maryland and promoting the use of electric vehicles.

Mr. Spears was the founder of the Maryland Clean Energy Center which promotes economic development and job creation in the clean energy sector and he worked with  Montgomery County Maryland in the development of their Green Economic Development Initiative.

Mr Spears is currently setting up a factory in Maryland to manufacture solar powered modular sustainable infrastructure systems including a solar power plant, bulk milk chiller, water purification system, internet café and earth home building factory for use in developing countries that do not have access to electricity. www.sustainablesystemsint.com

Mr Spears lives and works out of his 100% solar powered home and the adjoining studio he and his wife built in Gaithersburg, MD

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