SBSE is an
association of university educators and practitioners in
architecture and related disciplines who support excellence in the
teaching of environmental science and building technologies.
Welcome to SBSE!
The Society of Building Science
Educators (SBSE) is an association of university educators and
practitioners in architecture and related disciplines who support
excellence in the teaching of environmental science and building
technologies. SBSE's goal of promoting and supporting quality
instruction in building science is realized through a broad range of
SBSE provides numerous and varied
opportunities for member participation in the organization, resulting in
increased membership benefits for all. SBSE serves five key purposes:
recognizes that the fields
that comprise environmental technology are evolving rapidly. Such
changes fuel a need for constant renewal among teachers of environmental
technology. Moreover, educators in these fields are often isolated or
lack peer support within their schools. In addition, they have different
backgrounds and varying levels of support and sources of information.
New environmental building techniques require parallel innovations in
teaching. SBSE promotes this innovation through shared information and
peer review. For instance, napkin-stage computer scheming, sky
simulators, and molecule dances are shared SBSE pedagogical techniques
resulting from curriculum development retreats. Both the technology and
pedagogy have research implications. Thus, the exchange of ideas,
materials, and techniques, coupled with new educational processes, are
critical infusions SBSE makes to architectural education. Our current
activities and resources continue to expand, enabling SBSE to provide
benefits in education, research, and service to its members.