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R. Christopher Mathis, Member ASHRAE

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President, MC2 – Mathis Consulting Company
Asheville, NC


From energy efficiency and code compliance to long-term durability and sustainability, Chris Mathis spent over 35 years focusing on the role of buildings and how they perform. Chris holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where he focused on energy use in buildings. His research career has addressed a variety of building science topics – from insulation testing, fenestration performance and effective building performance policy.

Since the early 1980s, Chris volunteered with Standards and Code development internationally. Chris worked to improve IECC, IGCC, and helped develop the US energy performance rating and labeling system for windows, doors and skylights. At ASHRAE, he has worked to help shape several ASHRAE standards such as 90.1, 90.2, and 189.1. He has published two books and numerous technical papers on a variety of building science topics. He is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, conducting seminars worldwide on a variety of residential and commercial building performance topics.

Now, as president of Mathis Consulting Company (MC2), Chris focuses on working with strategically-aligned clients, leveraging knowledge and understanding to improve buildings, building products and the codes and standards that govern them. In this capacity, Chris provides technical input, guidance and support to code development efforts on topics ranging from local energy and green building policy to delivering on building energy performance targets.