Building Science WEBINARS

These Webinars are co-hosted by the NIBS/BETEC Education Committee and the Joint Committee on Building Science Education.  

To focus on important opportunities for building science education, the Joint Committtee on Building Science Education and the NIBS/BETEC/Education Committee have formed a “Joint Task Group” which has played a large role in these webinars and smaller web meetings.  See the “Joint Task Group” webpage for recent building science education efforts.  Recent web conference calls have addressed the development of a “Hygrothermal Analysis Guide” to support the DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition.

Objectives/Background for the Current Series of Webinars:

  • Webinar Series to Fulfill Needs Addressed in Toronto BSE Workshop
    • Infusion of Building Science into Traditional Courses (resources and methodologies);
    • Identify, Review & Share Resources for a Building Science Fundamentals course
    • And, as time permits, address Specialized Courses, e.g., Building Science for Building Enclosures, Building Forensics, Commissioning, etc.
  • Develop “Easy” Steps to Begin or Expand & Improve Building Science Education – In Spite of University Constraints
  • Share Results on Committee Website
  • Facilitate Infusion of Best Building Science Practices in Teaching Resources for Traditional Courses – through
    • Authors and Reviewers of Textbooks and Key References
    • Development of modules and handouts for target Traditional Courses


Click here for the Joint Task Group webpage.

Building Science Education Webinars

April 2, 2015 Webinar - Emphasis of the webinar was infusion of building science best practices into traditional courses (curriculum and teaching resources). VA Tech provided the WebEX resources.

May 5, 2015 Webinar  - The webinar provided brief recap on infusion of building science into traditional courses and addressed existing and new work on "building science fundamentals", including the development of a new textbook.   A presentation by PNNL addressed the DOE Building Science Education Program, including the recent publication of its BSE Guidelines and a new Solution Center website on university BSE resources.  The slides include the Joint Committee/BETEC slides and will be updated shortly to include the PNNL slides.