How to use the BDLA
The BDLA has specifically curated material intended to help college faculty and students teach and learn about BD from a technical and societal perspective. These materials are posted on the Teaching Materials page, which contains case studies, slide decks, reading materials and sample exams. This material is available completely free of charge — all we request is your contact information so that we can keep in touch. We ask users to provide feedback on the material so that it can be improved and expanded.
The best way to understand how to decarbonize buildings is to see how it is being done on real projects. Our selection of case studies spans diverse climates and building types, and provides detailed information about the architectural, engineering, and construction management considerations necessary for success.
Multiple choice quizzes are designed to be paired with the Presentation Materials to test student’s knowledge of what they have just learned. Longer exercises give the students the chance to try more complex calculations to cement their knowledge of a particular topic.