If you have visited the Sundeck, Rocky Mountain Institute, or a WE-Cycle solar charging station — or any number of buildings whose energy usage CORE has optimized in the last six years — then you’ve benefited from the work of Marty Treadway.
A CORE staffer since 2011, Marty is our Program Director. His job entails working with businesses, institutions, local governments, and nonprofits to optimize the energy performance of their facilities. He is part of a team that provides free technical and financial expertise to facilitate energy retrofits.
Marty has done us proud again by earning his professional credential as a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. “CEM,” as it is known in the trade, is a rigorous international certification considered to be the industry’s gold standard.
An architect by training, Marty is one of only four CEMs in the Roaring Fork Valley. The certification requires a four-year degree in Architecture or Engineering, plus more than three years of experience in energy management. To earn the credential, Marty spent five days in an intensive energy management course in December, capped by an exacting four-hour exam.
“I’m interested in making things work efficiently and effectively. Coming from the construction industry, I think we shouldn’t be building anything that uses more energy than it produces,” says Marty. “The CEM gives me a bigger bag of tricks to reach into.”
Marty’s primary responsibility at CORE is directing the organization’s grants program, overseeing more than $600,000 in annual grant funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He also manages CORE’s tracking of energy savings and carbon emissions reduction, which is how we know that over the lifetime of our organization we’ve helped divert 424,412 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
You might have heard about Marty in the news lately, collaborating on large building retrofits like that of Aspen High School.
The CEM credential underscores Marty’s expertise for these types of partnerships: it certifies him as a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, where he analyzes solutions to reduce energy consumption with a cost-effective approach.
Prior to joining CORE, Marty was a general contractor in the Roaring Fork Valley, as the co-owner of a design-build firm specializing in sustainably built custom homes. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from CU Denver and received his LEED Green Associate and BPI-Building Analyst certifications in 2011.
If you are interested in tapping grants, technical expertise or financial consulting to improve the energy efficiency of your facility, please connect with Marty at 970.925.9775 ext. 504.