Past Events – 2013



2013 International Builders Show Las Vegas, Nevada

  • NAHB Research Center National Consortium of Housing Research Centers-Executive Committee 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center, North 224, Level Two – ExCom Agenda Jan2013
  • National Consortium of Housing Research Centers-Annual Meeting 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center, North 226, Level Two – Annual Meeting Agenda 2013

2013 International Builders Sheadert_tnah copyhow – NAHB Meetings

– (About the New American Home – 2013)

Professional Builders (Quality Management)    Benchmark -


2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR EXPO

Dallas, TX   January 26-30, 2-13


PA Housing and Land Development Conference -

 February 20-21, 2013, Sands Resort, Bethlehem, PA

Conference Report


 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference

April 3-5, 2013 – Penn State, University Park, PA


 2013 Associated Schools of Construction Conference

April 9-13, 2013  – San Lois Obispo, CA


Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting

April 29-30 –  Denver, CO

[Adjunct to the Affordable Comfort Meeting (ACI)  April 30-May 3]

View Final Agenda

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO  80202
Join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program at the 2013 Technical Update Meeting scheduled for April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting will showcase Building America’s world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, presented in a dynamic format. This Technical Update Meeting will use a mix of expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. The goal for the meeting is to provide guidance to participants on a predetermined set of research questions currently limiting the implementation of high performance homes. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible!
The Joint Committee on Building Science Education will participated in a meetings of the DOE Task Force on Building Science Education and the Advisory Committee for the DOE Challenge Home Student Competition scheduled for April 30, 2013, noon and May 2, 3:30 p.m.   An exciting new student competition and the ACI/EEBA Building Science Education Community of Interest (COI), supported by the Joint Committee, is expected to be formerly launched.


 ASHRAE 2013 Annual Conference

Denver, CO – June 22-26, 2013


Executive Committee Meeting - National Consortium of Housing Research Centers

July 24, 2013 – 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
National Association of Home Builders Headquarters
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Draft Agenda (PDF) – Further information on the meeting will be posted in the near future.

Member Survey


EEBA Excellence in Building Conference

Phoenix, AZ – September 24-26, 2013

DOE Building Science Education Task Force Working Group Meeting

Meeting Topics (a detailed agenda is forthcoming)

Date: September 24, 2013
Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, (11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ)
Room: Meeting Room Courtyard O/P

RSVP: Please RSVP to Heather Stafford (heather@confluencec.com).

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Task Force Plan (PDF)

NOTE: Presentation and handouts posted on Working Files sidebar, including a  DOE report on meeting.



Excellence in Building Science Education Award

2013 Excellence in Building Science Education Award  [Prof. Patrick Huelman, U MN, Award Winner (Left); Sam Rashkin, DOE (Center); Prof. Andrew McCoy, VA Tech and Chairman, NCHRC (Right)]

2013 Excellence in Building Science Education Award [Prof. Patrick Huelman, U MN, Award Winner (Left); Sam Rashkin, DOE (Center); Prof. Andrew McCoy, VA Tech and Chairman, NCHRC (Right)]

 Congratulations to Pat Huelman!     The Excellence in Building Science Education Award was be presented at the Solar Decathlon event on Friday, October 4 during the Housing Innovation Awards event, adjunct to the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, CA.  Prof. Andrew McCoy, Chairman of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers presented this year’s Excellence in Building Science Education Award to Prof. Patrick H. Huelman, U. MN.  Attached is the presentation speech (PDF).

2013 Solar Decathlon -

The Solar Decathlon events begain Oct. 3 and will continue through Oct. 13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to visitors on eight days over two weekends. Public hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily:

  • Thursday, Oct. 3–Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
  • Thursday, Oct. 10–Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

See the tentative site mapPDF.    Also, see the Solar Decathlon education resources provided participating universities and students.



REGISTER NOW for rescheduled Webinar on DOE Better Buildings Workforce Development Guidelines.

November 7, 2013 — 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., EST

Learn about the NIBS “Commerical Workforce Credentialing Council that is partnering with DOE to develop the guidelines.



Third Annual Better Buildings Case Competition (Commerical Buildings)

Over the past two years, 33 student teams have helped develop solutions to achieve President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative to make buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020.

Key Dates

  • Student Team Registration Opens – September 23rd, 2013 
  • Student Team Registration Closes – Nov. 6, 2013  
  • Cases Distributed – November 18th, 2013 
  • Completed Cases Due – February 17th, 2014 
  • Solution Presentations at the U.S. Department of Energy – March 14th, 2014


Clearwater Beach Sunset

Clearwater Beach Sunset

BUILDINGS XII –

December 1-5, 2013, Clearwater, FL

Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference

Dec. 2 – Evening – Beach Room –  A building science education meeting and open forum was held which provided updates on DOE, ASTM E06.55 and university building science education efforts. Updates were provided by the by Sam Raskhin on the work of the DOE Task Force on Building Science Education, including an update on the DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition. Patrick Huelman provided an update on the work of the Joint Committee on Building Science Education’s Criteria Task Group, and the Joint committee’s Awards Committee. Dan Lemieux provided an update on the ASTM E06.55 /NIBS development of a certification for building enclosure professionals, and plans for the April 6, 2014 Building Science Education workshop in Toronto. Paul Totten gave an overview of BETEC Education Committee work and current cooperation with the Joint Committee.

Over the next few days following the meeting, numerous side meetings were held seeking comments and input from university professors on building science teaching resources.

Copies of the presentations, which can be downloaded, are on the “Working Files” page sidebar.