2021 40 Under 40: Jason Volz, PE, LEED AP, CEM, CMVP, 36

Mechanical Engineer, CMTA Energy Solutions; ME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville

By Gary Cohen, Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus May 17, 2021

Volz’s 15 years of experience have guided him in becoming the best building science leader he can be. He currently leads project development for the CMTA Energy Solutions business, which concentrates on performance contracting in the K-12, state and local government markets. His experience with assessing building systems and energy consumption, along with engineering oversight of design-build contracts, provides a strong foundation for delivering successful and sustainable solutions. In Volz’s complex projects, he serves as the primary point of contact from the start of a job through the warranty and the 20-year life of the energy guarantee. This approach requires Volz to both ensure his projects are sustainable and develop strong, lasting relationships with clients. When he isn’t leading the design team or at the drafting desk, Volz is an in-demand public speaker and presenter who is eager to share his cutting-edge knowledge with the engineers of tomorrow. He was recently involved in the Ignite Louisville Leadership Development program, which focuses on developing local leaders and prepares high-potential professionals to expand career and community leadership opportunities. Guided by his faith, Volz dedicates his free time to the St. Leonard Parish Council and the St. Leonard Parish Picnic Committee. He leads this community by providing guidance in worship, parish life and financial administration. Outside of work, he enjoys going on outdoor adventures — including hiking, camping, whitewater rafting and skiing — with his wife and three young children. He also loves competition and plays indoor soccer, sand volleyball and basketball.