Matt Garlick is a man who loves what he does! Although he took a non-traditional route to get where he is, he has found a place to put his talents to good use and improve the world through efficient design. Matt holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Utah and is a Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP, ASHRAE), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM, AEE) and a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA, ACG). He is active in many professional organizations including as a board member for the BCxA SW Chapter and a committee member for the Utah Society for Healthcare Engineers (USHE). Matt is an advocate for high performance design and regularly speaks to professional organizations including at IBPSA, AIA, USHE, and ASHRAE events. In an industry filled with engineers, Matt’s combination of a broad understanding and technical expertise allows him to reduce complicated ideas into simpler forms. This helps bridge the worlds of owners, architects, engineers and contractors and encourages efficient systems that deliver in the real world. Matt is a dedicated energy efficiency professional with a proven skill for business development and technical leadership. His optimism and knowledge have made him an effective consultant on design teams over the last 12+ years.
In addition to working as a member of the Grey Edge Group, Matt is the president of Blue Haven Energy, an energy consulting and commissioning firm based in West Haven, Utah.
Matt’s career has led to working on building typologies that have the most to gain from energy efficiency. He has developed energy models and provided design teams with actionable recommendations on over 12,000,000sf of projects from China to Canada and California to New York, but works predominantly in the Intermountain West. Notably experienced in healthcare, Matt has worked on over 4,000,000sf of health care projects and 700,000sf of higher education projects providing LEED and State of Utah High Performance Building Standard energy modeling. Working as the lead commissioning agent, he has also led teams on over 500,000sf of projects and an additional 300,000sf of existing building retro-commissioning.
Matt is working with the Grey Edge Group to develop Ambient Temperature Loop energy models to analyze the coincidence of loads on a loop and recommend strategies for improved system performance. By optimizing component configurations and sizing, district systems can be cost effective paths to a reduced carbon future.