Office: ARC 2021
Phone: 519.888.4567 x27621
- The science behind why we build how we do
- Making the next generation of building designers better able to meet growing demands for performance
- Connecting research results and best practices to applications for practicing professionals
- Building performance (durability, energy efficiency, health, sustainability, comfort) as a function of use, climate regions, etc.
- Heat air and moisture transport within/through building materials and systems and the resulting problems of freeze-thaw, corrosion, rot, mould, dissolution, etc. Modelling, and testing of same.
- New, high-performance, low-energy and sustainable building products, materials, and systems.
Major Funding Sources
NSERC, ASHRAE, CMHC, US DOE, CUFCA
- Book Straube, J.F., High Performance Enclosures: Design Guide for Institutional Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Cold Climates. Building Science Press, Somerville, Massachusetts, 2011. 320 pp.
- Straube, J.F. and Burnett, E.F.P., Building Science for Building Enclosure Design. Building Science Press, Westford, Massachusetts, 2005. 510 pp.
- McClung, R., Straube, J.F., Hua, G., Wang, J., “Field Study of Hygrothermal Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Wall Assemblies with Built-in Moisture”, Proceedings of the 5th Int. Bldg. Phys. Conf., Kyoto, Japan, May 28-31, 2012.
- Hanam, B., Straube, J.F., “Development of an Open Source Hourly Building Energy Modeling Software Tool”, 13th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, Winnipeg, May 10, 2011.
- Ueno, Kohta, Straube, J.F., "San Francisco Bay Area Net Zero Urban Infill", ASHRAE Transactions, Montreal, QC, 2011.
- Straube, J.F., Schumacher, C.J., “Interior Insulation Retrofits of Load-Bearing Masonry Walls in Cold Climates”, J. of Green Buildings, Vol 2., No. 2, 2007 pp. 42-50.
- Straube, J.F., "Chapter 5: Moisture", in Strawbale Design and Construction, Bruce King, ed., Green Building Press, San Francisco 2006.
- Straube, J.F., Smith, R., “Need for Vapor Barriers in Above-Grade Walls with Spray Polyurethane Foam Cavity Insulation”, Proc. of 12th Can. Bldg. Sci. & Tech. Conference, Montreal, May 6-8, 2009, pp. 473-481.
Selected Professional Activities and Networks
- Professional Engineer (Ontario)
- Principal, Building Science Corporation
- Author, www.BuildingScience.com
- Member, Professional Engineers Ontario
- Member CSA A371 Masonry Construction, Standards Committee
- Member CAN/ULC S741-08 Standard for Air Barrier Materials
- Member, American Society of Refrigeration and Air-Conditoning Engineers
- Member, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Canada
University of Waterloo