Sébastien Brideau, PhD

Research Scientist

My role at CanmetENERGY is to develop and run computer models, as well as to test concepts with experiments in an effort to reduce energy consumption in Canadian housing and buildings.

Current research and/or projects

My work deals with reducing energy consumption in Canadian housing and buildings.

Research and/or project statements

  • Earth tubes early design tool
  • Displacement ventilation coupled with radiant floor heating
  • Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit (PEER)

Education and awards

PhD Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University

M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick

Key publications

  • S.A. Brideau, M. Lubun, M. Tardiff, "Early design tool for earth tubes in Canada", Roomvent & Ventilation, Espoo Finland, 2018
  • S. Brideau, M. Carver, A. Parekh, B. Conley, "Monitoring and modelling of a prefabricated exterior envelope retrofit", International Building Physics Conference, Syracuse USA, 2018


Research facility

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1