Dr. John Straube is a specialist building scientist and engineer with over 20 years’ experience in consulting, research, and teaching across many areas of the building and construction industry. He is considered an international expert in enclosure performance. 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. John 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.

John’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).

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