Windows and curtain walls have a major impact on energy performance, comfort, moisture-related durability risks, view and light, and sound control. Tremendous gains have been made in glazing technology in the last 25 or 30 years, but performance still depends on appropriate design and specification. This recorded presentation discusses various performance factors and how to design and specify for higher performance.
Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist
At RDH, John conducts forensic investigations, assists with the design of new high performance buildings, and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field performance monitoring. Dr. Straube is also a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Straube’s leadership as a building scientist and an educator has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC).