- Programs/Task Groups
The Joint Committee on Building Science Education is a coalition of university and other peer organizations that is working closely with academic and research organizations and the US Department of Energy to facilitate excellence in building science education. It was originally established as a standing joint committee on building science education, by the former National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (University Consortium), the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), and partnering university organizations. Its work currently focuses on support of: university and college curricula and teaching materials; student design competitions; and the professional continuing education programs of its partners. The desired outcome is the transformation of the design and construction industry to one where design and construction professionals, educated and certified in building science, routinely design and build quality, high performance buildings (including net zero energy buildings and homes).