At the UT Energy Symposium this week, Matt Grocoff, Principal, THRIVE Collaborative, will give a talk titled “Redesigning Civilization: And Other Small Things.”
Matt is the founding principal of the THRIVE Collaborative and considered one of the world’s net zero energy building leaders. Green Building Elements magazine called him the “proven Zero Energy Master” and MyFord Magazine one of “Greater Detroit’s most progressive personalities.” With the Biomimicry Institute he’s worked with Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble and Bosch to instill cultures of biologically-inspired design and engineering. He’s an adviser to the University of Michigan College of Engineering, BLUElab. His 116-year- old Ann Arbor home was the world’s first home in a cold climate to achieve Net Zero Energy Certification. Matt’s is an internationally sought- after speaker, a frequent source for journalists and a leading advocate on the topic of regenerative systems design. He is currently proposing a 150 home mixed-income regenerative microgrid neighborhood in Ann Arbor. He has been featured in five books and dozens magazines. He’s the proud daddy of two little girls who are among the first generation to grow up in a carbon free home.
The UT Energy Symposium meets every Thursday during the long semesters. Come early to attend a networking session before the talk: refreshments will be served at 4:45 p.m. in the POB Connector Lobby outside the auditorium.