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Russell C. Richman

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  • Certifications

    • Professional Engineer
    • Certified Passive House Consultant – North America
    • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Education

    • University of Toronto, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, Ph.D, Civil Engineering
  • Publications

    • Richman, R. C. and Pressnail, K. D., “A More Sustainable Curtain Wall System: Analytical Modeling of the Solar Dynamic Buffer Zone (SDBZ) Curtain Wall”, Building and Environment, 2008, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp. 1-10.
    • Richman, R. C., Pasqualini, P. and Kirsh, A., “Life Cycle Analysis of Roofing Insulation Levels for Cold Storage Buildings”, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.
    • Gray, S., Richman, R.C., Pressnail, K.D. and Dong, B, “Low Energy Homes: Evaluating the Economic Need to Build Better Now”, 2005, 33rd Annual General Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Russell C. Richman

As a registered professional engineer, Dr. Russell Richman consults on building envelope and low-energy design for Passiv Science, helping building owners, architects, consulting engineers, universities, and other clients realize their Passivhaus (aka “Passive House”) projects. His experience reaches around the globe, including projects in Korea, the Caribbean, Brazil, the United States, and seven of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories.

As Assistant Professor in the Building Science Group within the Department of Architectural Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science at the University of Toronto, Dr. Richman has performed extensive research in the combined areas of building science and sustainable buildings. Today he plays a key role in the development and delivery of the graduate program in Building Science in the Department of Architectural Science. This program, unique in North America, combines the fundamentals of building science with the broad mandate of sustainable engineering and building design.