Joseph Laquatra

 

Joseph Laquatra

Professor
3423 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
 
Phone: (607) 255-2145 Fax: (607) 255-0305
Email: jl27@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

Joseph Laquatra, Ph.D., Professor, focuses his teaching and research efforts on sustainable aspects of housing with emphases on residential energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and construction site waste management. As an Extension Housing Specialist, Joe develops and implements educational programs on these and other topics through the statewide network of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). One of these, the Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency, has engaged 60 Local Associations of CCE since its inception in 2003. He has conducted educational programs for home builders in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He has also taught builders, engineers, architects, and government officials in Poland, Russia, and Japan. Joe is a past President of the Housing Education and Research Association and a past chair of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers.  He is listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators (11th edition, 2006-2007), Who's Who in America (2008-2016), Who's Who in the World (2009-2016), and Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty (2010-2011).

 
Current Professional Activities:
 
  • Training Partner, National Center for Healthy Housing and the New York State Department of Health, Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners 
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Housing and Society
  • Delegate, Extension Disaster Education Network
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • Supervisor, Marie Curie Fellow, Ivan Alvarez-Leon, 2014-2016

 
Current Research Activities:

Research focus is on housing sustainability, with particular emphases on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and cnstruction site waste management.

Ongoing project:

Principal Investigator, Residential Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

 

 
Current Public Engagement Activities:

Extension/Outreach focus is on practical applications of research focus.

Ongoing projects:

  • Principal Investigator, Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency. Funding source: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
  • Principal Investigator, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality, Funding Source: Smith-Lever (competitive).
  • Training Partner, National Center for Healthy Housing and the New York State Department of Health:  Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners.
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Tompkins County Residential Energy Score Project

 
Education:
  • Ph.D. 1984 - Cornell University
    Consumer Economics and Housing
  • M.S. 1981 - Cornell University
    Consumer Economics and Housing
  • B.S. 1974 - Cornell University
    Hotel Administration

 
Related Websites:

Energy FAQ's: http://www.human.cornell.edu/dea/outreach/upload/FAQs-txt-for-w-page-8-2012.pdf

Family Economics and Resource Management:  http://www.human.cornell.edu/dea/outreach/ferm3/index.cfm
Residential Construction Waste Management:  http://www.human.cornell.edu/dea/outreach/building-a-balance.cfm
Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Technology Tuesday Webinar, Alternative Uses for Scrap Gypsum Wallboard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouodD_D-QkY&feature=youtu.be

http://minimodern.blogspot.com/2008/01/passive-solar-contemporary-dollhouse-by.html

http://www.housingresearch.net/membersnewyork.html

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/12/christmas-lights-coated-with-toxic-chemicals-lead

http://www.homeenergy.org/show/blog/id/495/nav/blog

http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/christmas-lights-are-coated-with-toxic-chemicals-lead

 
Administrative Responsibilities:

College Engagement Leader, DEA

Lead Co-Chair, Family Economic Resource Management Program Work Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension 
 

 
Selected Publications:

Laquatra, J. (2017). Housing and community sustainability, in Anacker, K.; Carswell, A.T.; Tremblay, K.R.; Kirby, S.D. (eds.) Introduction to Housing. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, in press.

 Laquatra J (2016). Healthy indoor environments. JSM Health Education and Primary Health Care 1(1): 1-3.

 Laquatra, J.  and Carswell, A.T. (2016). Re-assessing the economic and analytical tools that measure and optimize households’ energy efficiency improvements, Housing and Society, 42(3): 166-178.

Laquatra, J. (2016). Controlling home heating costs. The Balance Sheet,  December.

 

 
Selected Keywords:
sustainable housing, residential energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, construction site waste management

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.