Through years of hands-on experience in the construction and development fields, Matt came to appreciate firsthand the need for progress in the built environment. Matt gained over six years of experience in project management as owner of MAK contracting, a New England construction company. Following the sale of MAK, he moved west and started Environmental Building Strategies out of a need to positively affect a larger community. Realizing the capacity to apply his passion for economics & finance within the green community, a highly efficacious process for solving the built environment toughest challenges evolved and helped shape the EBS mission, vision and values .
Currently Matt serves as the Chair of the Pacific Regional Council of the USGBC, past board member of the USGBC-Northern California Chapter and continuing member of their Finance & Existing Buildings committees. Following a love for numbers, Matt pursued higher education in the fields of finance and economics. This knowledge capacitates his teams use of Life Cycle Costing and scenario/sensitivity optimization matrices to ensure the most effective client decisions possible under given sustainability objectives and known parameters .