Luke Morton

Luke Morton is HYA’s sustainability manager and graduated from Stanford University with a B.Sc. in Earth Systems and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his studies, he worked for a number of building energy organizations. At the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington DC, he supported the creation of a carbon-based standard that was incorporated into the LEED criteria. At the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, CO, he worked on evaluating the effectiveness of Automated Demand Response Systems (“smart” thermostats). At Southface Energy Institute, in Atlanta, GA, Luke inspected over 500 new single-family houses as a HERS Rater for ENERGY STAR and EarthCraft House certifications. With Viron Energy Services in Oakland, CA, Luke led the energy audit of the entire Community College District of San Mateo, including College of San Mateo, CaƱada College, and Skyline College. In his free time, Luke enjoys baking desserts in his solar oven for FGY’s Tuesday lunches, playing ukulele in a local bluegrass band and presenting to architects and contractors statewide. He is now a father of two!

Education

Stanford University M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
2008

Stanford University B.Sc. Earth Systems
2004

Leadership

California Association of Building Energy Consultants
2018 - present

EnergyCode Ace Instructor
2018 - present

Palo Alto Electrification Task Force
2018 - present

Palo Alto Green Building Advisory Group
2015 - present

Palo Alto Green Building Special Inspector
2015 - 2019

LEED-AP
2008 - present

Certified Passive House Consultant

GreenPoint Rater
2008 - 2016