Mr. Mathis serves as president of Mathis Consulting Company and has spent the past 30 years focusing on how buildings and building products perform – from energy efficiency to code compliance to sustainability and long-term performance durability.
Chris has published a variety of technical papers on topics including: advanced test methods for insulation materials and wall systems; daylighting design and assessment techniques; off-peak cooling techniques for commercial office buildings; new residential and commercial energy codes; and metrics for environmentally preferable products. He has conducted workshops for thousands of builders, architects, engineers, building officials, policy makers and others in the building industry on a variety of building science topics.
He is a 30-year member of ASHRAE, serving on numerous committees and in ASHRAE Standards development. He served for 12 years on SSPC 90.1 helping to develop the nation’s model energy code for commercial buildings. He currently serves on SPPC 90.2 and is the Energy Consultant to SSPC 189.1 and the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC). Chris has recently been named an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.
Chris is also active in national code development and he has been selected four times to serve on the International Energy Conservation Code Committee. He was selected for the ICC Sustainable Building Technology Committee where he helped to develop the first drafts of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). He was a Principle Investigator on efforts to improve the North Carolina Energy Code by over 30% for residential and commercial buildings that was signed into law in June 2011. Recently Chris served as the principle investigator in the development of the alternative “stretch” commercial building code for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is currently on the executive committee of ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability and on the Board of Directions of BETEC. He is a co-founder and past director of the National Fenestration Rating Council and served 6 years on the Board of the Energy and Environmental Building Association.
Chris received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where his graduate work focused on energy use in buildings. Chris is also an on-going student of about 90 million years of sustainability and building science through his activities as a beekeeper. He lives and works near the farm he grew up on in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.