Energy Efficiency Consultant
Born in San Diego, CA. , Matt Martin spent nearly a decade working in Yosemite National Park as a manager, wilderness guide and trip coordinator where he learned to appreciate the intricate balance of natural systems. After training in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, he studied the benefits of Passive Solar application in home design, and renewable energy source implementation for residential settings. Currently the energy efficiency consultant for ENPowered Home, his primary focus is educating homeowners on energy use, and conservation within the home.
As the founding member of the “Growing Louisville…Green” campaign, he is active in community sustainability, and government acceptance of green building techniques. A graduate of the Broderick Leadership Institute, he has multiple management certifications from corporations ranging from Delaware North to TJX. Matt has appeared as a consultant on the “State of Affairs” program on NPR, as guest speaker at the University of Louisville, Webster University, the Adena Center and holds regular seminars on efficiency practices in businesses throughout Louisville, as well as personally evaluating homes for efficiency and education. Matt created and teaches the "Straw Bale Building Workshop", for the Adena Institute Sustainability Program, and is currently developing an energy conservation and technology curriculum. Featured in media by the Courier Journal, local television news stations, and national broadcasts such as CNN and Comcast, Matt has become a popular source of environmental education. He is the owner and operator of the first environmental retail and education location in the city of Louisville, Earthenirvana is open now.