Eric Nelson received his Master of Science (2001) in Marine Geology at the University of South Florida after which he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for another two years,when he decided to return to the University of South Florida in order to get his Master of Architecture (2006). After briefly working in the U.S. he realized that the U.S. was not ready yet to apply sustainable building practices, so he returned to Switzerland, where he was born and raised, to work for a couple of progressive architectural firms on the forefront of the sustainable building movement, one of which invented the Solar Activated Facade. He went on to get another diploma as an energy expert and started his own firm Nelson Architech GmbH in Switzerland that specializes in progressive, sustainable architecture and energy consulting. He also acquired from his former employer the rights to market and sell the Solar Activated Facade system (SAF) in the U.S. In January 2018 he is incorporating a Massachusetts based firm to offer this unique systems to US and Canadian clients as well as his European and North American network's expertise in completing ambitious high-performance energy-efficient projects in the local market. His vision is to merge European know-how and technology with North American to produce optimal sustainable building solutions that will help preserve our planet for our future generations to come.
He is the proud father of twin boys (03/2015), Oliver and Henry, who give him the purpose and drive to pursue his vision of a sustainable future.