Ruwan is a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in design and modeling of sustainable, resilient buildings. As Principal at PAE, he leads teams in design and commissioning and has provided expertise for countless LEED certified projects, as well as numerous passive, resilient, and Net Zero Energy projects. Ruwan is active in the community in pursuing his passion for sustainability and equity. He serves as a mentor with the ACE Mentorship Program and MESA, a member of the Oregon Green Schools Committee, is on the Board for Design Corps, is on the Board of the Association for Learning Environments, and is a founding member of both Room For More and PAE’s JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) committee. As an Adjunct Faculty at Portland State University Mechanical Engineering Department, Ruwan shares his passion for engineering with the next generation of designers.