Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Originally from Wales in the United Kingdom, Dave is has a PhD in Sustainable Facilities Management from the Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management in the Department of Architecture and Planning.

Dave also has a Bachelor in Politics and Modern History from Cardiff University completed in 2007, as well as a Master in Globalisation, Global Politics and Culture from NTNU completed in 2014. He also worked for SINTEF Technology and Society during the last year of his Master.
 LPrior to his move to Norway, Dave worked for nearly 5 years for a British Member of Parliament.

He is researching how users and communities can better engage themselves in Smart Cities projects as more formal intermediaries, and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Nordforsk project 'Citizens as the Pilots of Smart Cities' (CaPs).

Research interests:

- Sustainable Facilities Management

- Green Leasing

- Building usage and sustainability

- Smart Cities

- Citizen Engagement


Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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  • Collins, David. (2018) Green Leases and Green Leasing: A Terminological Overview of Academia and Practice. EuroFM. 2018. ISBN 978-94-90694-09-8.

Del av bok/rapport

  • Collins, David. (2019) Opportunity Knocks: Green Leases and Green Leasing in Sustainable Office Buildings. Research Papers for the 18th EuroFM Research Symposium EFMC2019 12-15 June 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Collins, David; Haugen, Tore; Aamodt, Christian. (2017) BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE FM AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS An exploratory study of six public buildings in Norway. International Research Conference 2017: Shaping tomorrow's built Environment.
  • Collins, David; Junghans, Antje; Haugen, Tore. (2016) Green and Sustainable – How are These Terms Reflected in the Context of Facilities Management?. Proceedings of CFM’s second nordic conference: Facilities Management Research and Practice. Does FM contribute to happiness in the Nordic Countries.
  • Collins, David; Junghans, Antje. (2015) The Users Impact on Buildings’ Sustainability – A Qualitative Approach. People make facilities management - Proceedings of the European Facility Management Conference EFMC 2015.


  • Collins, David; Haugen, Tore; Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Junghans, Antje. (2019) Green Leasing A Study of the Barriers and Drivers for Green Leased Offices in Norway. 2019. ISBN 978 82 326 3899 4.