Irving A. Backman

Irving A. Backman is an internationally renowned benefactor of sustainability and advanced technology initiatives and leader of the DATT Group(Developers of Advanced Technology Today) For almost four decades, Mr. Backman has led a team of scientists, developers, entrepreneurs and businessmen dedicating their intellectual resources and skills for the advancement of earth-friendly technologies relating to the reduction of Global Warming and climate change.


To reduce dependence and consumption of fossil fuels, the DATT Group has filed provisional patent applications on a new Energy Bank, now in prototype completion. This solution enables mass-production of clean, ‘green’ energy without fossil fuels, precious metals, or toxic chemicals, on an assembly-line basis and without Energy Bank emissions to the atmosphere. Any quantity of energy with less weight and size will cost far less than any other source and reduce monthly maintenance and operational expenses.


Mr. Backman concluded, “The rapidly growing demands to improve sustainability and saving the environment are opportunities for The DATT Group to be a leading pioneer with realistic answers on how to reduce Global Warming and climate change in the next three to five years, rather than a seemingly unsolvable problem at this time. The DATT Group is an excellent position to lead Massachusetts becoming the energy capital of the world.”


Acopia Harvest is a RI-based sustainable technology company that specializes in hydroponics “Green Machine™“. Via Project Sprout, an educational program for children, Acopia Harvest introduces affordable, manageable, and sustainable hydroponics systems in schools, homes and businesses across the nation and internationally. Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions to the environment via local food education, production and safety practices.

Integrated Systems International (aka ISI Energy Controls) developed the Energy Avenger™ a Lighting Control System that reduces costs of energy by 20-28% for essential HID lighting, including municipal street lights and highways, airports, parking garages and lots, schools, plant facilities, hospitals, military bases, and malls, without the need to change any bulbs, ballast boxes or wiring.

AgriPower, Incorporated, is a Biomass Waste-to-Energy technology using all types of wood, cardboard, paper, agricultural by-products, forest residuals and manure to cleanly produce low-cost, on-site, base load, heat energy, air conditioning, refrigeration and electricity. AgriPower Pacific is an independent business unit operating on the West Coast and Hawaii. The waste-to-heat energy conversion system is ideal for the Pacific Islands where fuel is very expensive, and green energy is a much sought-after goal. This is an ideal solution for many applications ranging from air conditioning to heating water.

NIEST - National Institute for Environmental Sustainability Training's mission is to promote clean and renewable energy production, environmentally sustainable job creation, to include hydroponic and fully local food production, workforce training and education, and major breakthrough energy solutions to reverse the global warming crisis. Dr. Austin created NIEST to promote Mr. Backman’s and his shared “I Have a Dream” vision of green technology and environmentally sustainable holistic solutions.

G & B Energy Bank, a new innovative and disruptive technological solution, now in prototype completion, enabling the mass-production of clean, ‘green’ energy without fossil fuels, precious metals, or toxic chemicals, on an assembly-line basis just like manufacturing shoes and with zero emissions to the atmosphere. Any quantity of energy with less weight and size will cost far less than any other source and reduce monthly maintenance and operational expenses.

IBA Global, LLC is comprised of a team of scientists, developers, entrepreneurs and businessmen dedicated to the advancement of Earth-friendly technologies relating to energy, sustainability, and other alternate methods. We are a forward-thinking, motivated group that seeks solutions for the social, economic and environmental pressures facing society.