We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Cox and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matt, how does your business help the community?
We create technologies that help communities, cities, states, and corporations make energy choices that will lead to a fairer, more sustainable future. We do that by using cutting edge technological approaches and leading insights from our role as consultants on these problems across the US. Ultimately, we help develop policy decisions that address the bedrock issues of climate change and inequitable development in this country.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We focus our work on the local and state level because this is where movement on climate and energy is happening in the US. We work with more than 75 cities across 20 states to help bring a better future into being. I’m most proud of the impact we’ve had through our work – we’ve helped avoid more than 3.5 billion tons of CO2 emissions and saved more than 1300 lives in the process. At the same time, these have been cost-effective options too – we’ve identified over $400 billion in savings for our customers. And we keep growing that impact each day, which makes it easy to get started every day.

The hardest thing about this work was finding the best way to help our clients. We needed to learn a scientific approach to understanding the problems they were facing and how to address those problems to make sure everyone was having a high-quality experience and getting actionable results. This took years to do and requires ongoing vigilance, but we are seeing success and growing – I think we’re on a good path!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would spend a lot of time on the Beltline. We would start out near Edgewood and Krog St Market, definitely hit up Bell St Burritos. We’d head up to New Realm Brewery and enjoy the view from the open patio deck before heading to Piedmont Park and Park Tavern to see what was going on. Then we’d head over to the NW side of town to the Proctor Creek Greenway to enjoy some hiking. And if it was warm enough, maybe get some kayaks and head out on the Hooch!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The staff and Board of Directors at Greenlink Analytics, who make this work possible.

Website: www.greenlinkanalytics.org

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/greenlinkanalytics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/glinkanalytics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenlinkAnalytics

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24ORXVcAGe6J2i4J2AqWmg

Other: mcox@greenlinkanalytics.org

Image Credits
Greenlink Analytics, Matt Cox, Xiaojing Sun

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