Matthew D. Heron, M.S., P.E., LEED® AP


Department Manager


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Civil Engineering, 2003
Dual Structural Engineering & Construction Science focus
United States Coast Guard Academy
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2000

Registrations and Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and Florida
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) ITC Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer

Areas of Expertise

Building Enclosure Consulting / Commissioning – New Construction and Major Renovation projects
Opaque Wall Assembly Air, Vapor, and Water Resistive Barriers
Fenestrations & Curtain Walls
Exterior Claddings & Façades
Low-Slope & Steep-Slope Roofing Systems
Below-Grade & Plaza Deck Waterproofing
Sealants, Coatings & Repellents
Hygrothermal Modeling and Analysis
Functional Performance Testing
Infrared Thermography


Matt has over 13 years of building enclosure experience as a Project Engineer and Project Manager with Pie and, formerly, with the U.S. Coast Guard. His responsibilities include both self-performing as well as overseeing the Building Science Group staff project managements, engineers and specialists with design development assistance, hygrothermal modeling and analysis, plan and specification reviews, contractor training seminars, quality assurance observations, functional performance testing, and building enclosure commissioning. His project experience includes new construction and major renovation projects throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Matt has presented and trained audiences at events sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) National BEST3 Conference, the Building Commissioning Association (BCA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the National Institute of Building Science Building Enclosure Council (Denver Chapter), as well as cities/municipalities and construction/design professionals across the United States.

In 2009, an article titled Efficient Building Enclosures was co-published by Matt, Eric Amhaus, and Brian Erickson from Pie in the Society of American Military Engineers – TME publication, Special Energy Report, September-October 2009, Volume 101, Number 661.