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Gunnar Baldwin Sr.

Contact Details

Thornton, NH

Bio

Gunnar graduated from Yale University in 1959 and has a Master’s in Mathematics and teaching from Brown University. He was a college preparatory Mathematics teacher for 16 years before he left teaching mathematics to help introduce the market to low consumption toilets in 1977. He introduced these products to the commercial and residential plumbing markets not so much to save water but to reduce the environmental impact of wastewater. His lobbying efforts contributed to the passing of plumbing codes and standards changes, eventually leading to the passing of a national code. He joined TOTO when they started up in 1991 after four years as their importer. As TOTO’s Water Efficiency Specialist he now represents TOTO USA on several Green Building related committees and is a charter director of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. Gunnar is TOTO’s designated liaison with AIA with regard to the Strategic Partnership. He is interested in merging Universal Design principles into sustainable design and has recently led a study trip/conference to Japan to examine the research being done at TOTO’s Universal Design Research Center as well visiting other related venues.

Education

Brown University
M.A.T., 1965
Mathematics
1963 To 1965

Penn State University
Mathematics
1962 To 1963

Yale University
B.A., 1959
Anthropology
1955 To 1959

Job History

Microphor, Inc.
Eastern Sales Manager
Willits, CA, United States
September 1982 - September 1991

Thornton Gore Enterprises, Inc.
President
Thornton, NH, United States
June 1976 - September 1982

Linwood High School
Chairman Math Dept.
Lincoln, NH, United States
September 1973 - June 1976

Moses Brown School
Mathematics school master
Providence, RI, United States
September 1965 - June 1971

Cardigan Mt. School
Mathematics teacher
Canaan, NH, United States
September 1961 - June 1963

Browne and Nichols School
Elementary School teacher
Cambridge, MA, United States
September 1959 - June 1961

Specialties

  • Sustainable Building Design

Affiliations

  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Alliance for Water Efficiency (Director), American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Professional Ski Instructors Association

Interests

  • Water Efficiency, Universal Design, Rowing and Sking