Doug White, Vice President
Doug White, a licensed Architect in the Virgin Islands since 1982, has been promoting green building in the U.S. Virgin Islands in his architectural practice, focusing on custom residential design, on St. Thomas and St. John for the past 30 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Preservation and Restoration of Historic Architecture from Columbia University. He is a Past President of the St. Thomas Historical Trust and the V I Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a Charter Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of St. John and was a founder and past president of the Island Green Building Association (IGBA) of St. John, now IGLA. He currently serves as vice president of IGLA.
White has been an early adaptor and user of solar power for the past 20 + years. His residence on St. John is net zero grid use, powered by a solar carport. He drives an electric 1967 Austin Mini Moke EV which is charged in the solar carport.
White has received the Virgin Islands Energy Office “Light the Way Award” and the U.S. EPA “Environmental Quality Award.” His traditional West Indian wooden cottage on St. John is a 5 Star IGBA Certified Tropical Green Building and was the 2012 Residential Winner of the Forest Stewardship Council’s Design & Build With FSC, a national award for the use of sustainably harvested lumber in building construction.