Martin Holladay — Senior Editor
Senior editor Martin Holladay has worked as a roofer, remodeler, builder, and plumbing wholesale counterperson. He built his first passive solar house in northern Vermont in 1974, and has lived off the grid since 1975. In 1980, Holladay bought his first photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. module, which is still producing electricity after all these years.
After the 1988 Armenian earthquake, Holladay spent 18 months in the mountains of northern Armenia, where he helped build medical clinics and housing (ask him about the time he sent back a truckload of concrete because it was 'no good' -- in a place where you waited weeks for a redimix truck to show up). In the 1990s, he worked for four years as a project manager for a nonprofit developer of low-income housing.
In 1999, Holladay accepted a position as associate editor at the Journal of Light Construction, and became editor of Energy Design Update in 2002.
Holladay joined the GreenBuildingAdvisor.com team as senior editor in November 2008 where his Musings of an Energy Nerd blog is among the most popular blogs.