Criteria Task Group – Past Meetings

Listed below are past meetings of the Criteria Task Group, and other meetings with significant Criteria Task Group participation, including the DOE Task Force on Building Science Education.

Phoenix, AZ – September 24, 2013

On September 24, 2013, an update on the work of the Criteria Task Group was presented during the meeting of the DOE Task Force on Building Science Education (adjunct to the EEBA Conference).   Handouts and discussions addressed: definition of “building science”; core competencies and proficiency levels; and other subjects.  Handouts are posted on the Criteria Task Group’s Working Files”sidebar.


Westford, MA – Aug. 4, 2013

A kick-off meeting was held Sunday, August 4 – 1-4:00 p.m. – Westford, MA – in the “summer camp” “sky box”.  Many follow-up discussions continued in several side meetings at the 17th Westford Symposium on Building Science.


  • Introductions & Short scoping exercise/ conversation
  • Definition of “Building Science” reviewed
  • Identifying existing building science education programs and teaching resources, applicable to North America
  • Develop process steps for the criteria, based on desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Next Steps

Criteria Task Group Meeting (Conference Call) – May 28, 2013

Members of the Criteria Task Group concerned with “building science for building enclosures”, hygrothermal analysis, and moisture physics held a conference call meeting on May 28. Participating in the meeting were the Task Group’s Chairman Pat Huelman (U. MN) and Co-chairman John Straube (U. Waterloo) and Georg Reichard (VA Tech), Ali Memari (Penn State), Paul Totten (Catholic U.), Joe Lstiburek (Toronto U.), and Sam Taylor. Topics addressed included: revision of the Building Science for Building Enclosures text to meet the July printing date, supplemental materials and teaching experience of the professors using the text, and arrangements to post a listing of key resources that would be useful for universities participating in the DOE Challenge Home Student Competition, Planned issues to be addressed in the next calls would include: resources for preparing design/construction documentation (detailing, scopes of work, etc.), HVAC, quality management, etc.

Interested professors are encouraged to provide recommendations on teaching resources for building science, design, and advanced construction management (see criteria outline), along with comments on strengths and weaknesses of such resources and recommended supplemental materials.