MC2 Team

Sunday
Aug012010

R. Christopher Mathis

chris@mathisconsulting.com

R. Christopher “Chris” Mathis has spent the past 30 years focusing on how buildings and building products perform – from energy efficiency to code compliance to long-term durability.  Today, his business focus is to work with strategically-aligned clients, leveraging that knowledge and understanding to improve buildings, building products and the codes and standards that govern them.

Chris received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  He received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where his graduate work focused on energy use in buildings. 

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Monday
Aug022010

E. Benjamin Edwards

ben@mathisconsulting.com

Ben Edwards received his B.S. from Davidson College. As an associate with Mathis Consulting Company, Ben is engaged in numerous energy code and sustainability initiatives. He participates in ASHRAE 90, 189, and IECC/IgCC development activities with a focus on the building thermal envelope, holistic systems integration, performance‐based compliance and sustainability.

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Monday
Aug022010

Bridget Herring

bridget@mathisconsulting.com

Bridget Herring has over 4 years experience in environmental outreach and education including campaigns pertaining to university green building and resource management policies, regional air quality education programs, city public transit planning and energy code education. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental education, and a minor in political science. As an associate for Mathis Consulting Company, she has conducted an aggressive outreach campaign and provided on‐site support for energy code education to building professionals across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. She has participated in research and cost analyses in support of the efforts to improve energy codes and standards at both the state and national level. Bridget recently was an active participant in the development of the latest edition of the IECC, reviewing code proposals and providing technical support on the ground to voting members at the final action hearings.

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Tuesday
Aug032010

Jonah Butcher

jonah@mathisconsulting.com

Jonah Butcher has 9 years of broad-based engineering, design, and product development experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the private, commercial, and university settings.  Early work on renewable energy R&D led to project work with architects and engineers on some of the most innovative building energy projects in the Southeast including the UNC Asheville Craft Campus and the Proximity Hotel (Recently rated LEED Platinum and host to the largest solar-hot-water installation in the South East).  He has led Mathis Consulting projects in market research for building supply and solar manufacturing companies.

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Thursday
Aug052010

Rob Moody

rob@mathisconsulting.com

Rob is a frequent contributor to Fine HomeBuilding magazine and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, writing blogs, articles and creating video blogs. Rob will soon be working with the Clinton Foundation on weatherization, green building and energy efficiency training in Arkansas. Rob's career has been spent in three phases thus far: high school science teacher, green builder and green consultant and educator. Sustainability has been the consistent theme with each profession. From an early age, Rob had a keen interest in the environment, and earned a degree in biology focusing on vertebrate ecology (namely salamanders) at UNC Asheville.

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Monday
Sep052011

Rachel Larson

 

rachel@mathisconsulting.com

Rachel Larson received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  While there she became a leader and advocate with the campus ecology club, Active Students for a Healthy Environment, and participated in the Annual Spring Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creativity, graduating cum laude and with honors.  From her research in psychology, she gained experience in creating various assessment tools and in survey and data analysis.  As a producer a live local TV and DVD series on alternative health topics and environmental stressors, she provides the MC2 team with valuable experience in setting up different types of educational events and training sessions.  Her background in psychology and experience in customer service brings valuable perspective on various communication strategies to different audiences.  She sees the work in MC2 on improving the energy efficiency of homes as essential to creating greater social equity and a delivering a better standard of living for those most unable to be wasteful.

Wednesday
Sep282011

Jonathan H.C. Kelman 

jon@mathisconsulting.com

Jonathan H.C. Kelman holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and currently is working on his PhD.  He has 6 years of undergraduate teaching experience in political science and history.  As an associate at Mathis Consulting Company, Jonathan has researched the potential capital costs associated with future power plant construction by North and South Carolina utilities.  

Saturday
Jul072012

Remembering Margie Mears