Local building scientist Chris Mathis will present a free lecture on the importance
of building efficiency and the effect of the built environment on energy
consumption at 7 p.m. April 30 in Ferguson Auditorium on A-B Tech’s Asheville
According to Mathis, buildings use 40 percent of the nation’s energy. Using
photographs from around the world, Mathis will provide a clear context for the
challenges on the road to sustainability. As a beekeeper, he will also explore
building science lessons to be learned from the honeybee and their efficient
The event is sponsored by A-B Tech student organizations GreenPower,
students promoting sustainable awareness, and Phi Theta Kappa, the college
honor society. Members will be accepting donations for their organizations.
For more information, contact Ashley Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.