Bill Martin

Martin Energetics

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Martin Energetics


Bill Martin self-studied residential energy conservation and built his first heat pump-equipped home in the mid-70s.  By 1980, he had promoted energy conservation for two years in Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra counties on a grant from the California Energy Commission and four regional electric utilities.  He was certified by the California Energy Commission in 1981 to train energy auditors and began selling and installing solar thermal systems.  He developed related course offerings at Feather River College and trained contractors in Title-24 content, statewide.  Efficiency in residential energy design is his passion; ground source heat pumps are his favorite technology, and his current house was built with adequate solar PV to attain carbonless Zero Net Energy (positive) in 2014-15.  He is an IGSHPA-Accredited ground loop installer and currently serves as President of CaliforniaGeo. Only through advocacy and promotion can this organization work to deploy more geothermal heat pumps in California buildings, where we rank 47th per capita.