Mechanical Peer Review Resume: Steve Straus, PE, LEED AP

Steve Straus President, Glumac
Steve Straus is the President of Glumac, a building services (MEP) engineering, commissioning and sustainable design firm founded in 1971. Since 2000, he has grown Glumac three-fold with offices in Seattle, Portland, Corvallis, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, Reno, San Diego and Shanghai. Steve is committed to grow Glumac with its great staff, clients and projects to continue to provide great service for clients. His areas of expertise include:

Professional Registrations​
​​1984- Present: State of California: Mechanical Engineering- M23267​​
  • Sustainable MEP Design. Since graduating from the University of California, Berkley with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Steve has been passionate about environmental issues and design. Today, he is a mechanical engineer with a focus on green buildings that work and a carries a proven track record of actual energy costs below modeled estimates. As such, he leads a firm where all Principals and Associate Principals are LEED Accredited Professionals and are focused on making a real impact on conserving our natural resources for projects big and small.
  • Higher Education Design A primary area of Steve’s focus is in the innovative and efficient design of higher education facilities and ensuring the delivery of great environments that enhance learning and productivity. Steve has worked on projects for various college campuses throughout the West Coast, including projects for the California State system, the University of California system, local community college districts, and private universities such as the University of Southern California, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology.
  • Community Involvement Steve is involved in his community and is an accomplished speaker. He has held the following roles:
    • Member, Lambd​a Alpha International – Los Angeles Chapter
    • Board Member, The Natural Step
    • Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army Harbor Steps

    His recent speaking engagements include presentations with:

    • Guest Speaker at BOMA Greater Los Angeles: Cal Green Code/Title 24 for Commercial Properties
    • Center of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Symposium
    • Stanford Symposium: Urban Infrastructure and Sustainability
    • Getting to Net (Zero), Irvine
    • NAIOP
    • AutoCAD University
    • Portland State University School of Engineering
    • Oregon Best
    • The Portland Development Commission