DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request
In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set of job-specific checklists intended to be used by partnering training organizations, universities and certification bodies to self–certify that their programs include these important aspects of building science in their curriculum. Partners of DOE’s Guidelines for Building Science Education will be highlighted on related websites and potentially receive recognition from DOE for their efforts in this area.
Initial feedback from potential partnering professors has been that easy-to-access, interactive and accurate content is difficult to come by, especially in terms of the specific modules described in The Guidelines. To address this issue, DOE is developing an online database of building science teaching resources, that also supports the job specific checklists in The Guidelines.
As we start this endeavor, we would like to ask that any of you who have related experience contribute your content for our review, so we can best understand what already exists to teach building science – and what doesn’t. It’s critical to our process to see what people use to teach their students, so we can most effectively help the market develop better building science education solutions.
To do this, please simply send us what you’ve got! We don’t want to place undue burden on you or create more work. We’d simply like permission to review your syllabus, presentation material, reading lists – really anything you use that you find useful in teaching your students. We will not reproduce this material without your explicit permission.
You can email these materials to Heather Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact her so she can set up file sharing for you if it’s easier.
Stacy Hunt is a senior consultant and project manager at Confluence Communications.
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