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 Show – NAHB Meetings
Dallas, TX January 26-30, 2-13
February 20-21, 2013, Sands Resort, Bethlehem, PA
April 3-5, 2013 – Penn State, University Park, PA
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]
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.
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.
Phoenix, AZ – September 24-26, 2013
DOE Building Science Education Task Force Working Group Meeting
Meeting Topics (a detailed agenda is forthcoming)
- Update from the U.S. Department of Energy
- Update from the Joint Committee’s Task Group on Criteria for Excellence in Building Science Education (Building America NorthernSTAR team)
- Opportunity to Provide Feedback and Input
- Key Actions and Next Steps
Date: September 24, 2013
Location: Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, (11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ)
Room: Meeting Room Courtyard O/P
RSVP: Please RSVP to Heather Stafford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: Presentation and handouts posted on Working Files sidebar, including a DOE report on meeting.
Excellence in Building Science Education AwardCongratulations 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).
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.