latest news & announcements

SBSE Open Conference Student Travel Scholarships

The Society of Building Science Educators is pleased to announce that it can provide ONE scholarship to a qualified student to help defray the cost of attending any building science related conference—to be held between September 2018 and June 2019. The scholarship will provide $700 from SBSE to assist in meeting the costs of participating in the conference.  
Application and Scholarship Details

Review: Climate Adaptive Design - Where Climate Science Meets Building Science

During the past three years Climate Adaptive Design: Where Climate Science Meets Building Science, hosted by The Collider and AIA Asheville, has grown from 40 attendees in 2015 to 80 in 2017. Each year the event brings together world-renowned climate scientists and architects to provide insight on how their professions are addressing the changing climate. In addition to the full day of presentations, the event also offers a public lecture with content for all from homeowners to industry professionals. 

Reflections on BEEnow

Many of you are familiar with the BEEnow rating system for schools of architecture. It is being developed and promoted by SBSE colleague Norbert Lechner and other thought leaders to reward architecture schools for excellence in educating for carbon-neutral design—and to thereby encourage such excellence among other architecture programs.

Review: PLDC 2017 - Paris, France

Lighting educators met on 1 Nov in a pre-conference session moderated by Alison Ritter and Malcolm Innes, who began with an update of the work achieved by a Think/Do Tank on the lighting profession and lighting education. Guest speaker Natalia Bystryantseva, Head of the Art & Science Institute and Director of the Creative Lighting Design (CLD) program at ITMO University in St.

New Membership Portal

Wild Apricot will send you gentle reminders to re-up your dues every year. We've created accounts for current and recently elapsed members (since 2010) based on their reported e-mail addresses. Beginning now, you all can renew through June 21, 2015 for $50 whether you have an account or not. We have also established 3-year ($120) and lifetime ($500) memberships for the budget-oriented and the faithful. Student dues remain at $15 and developing country memberships are still free.