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.
We are currently developing a selection of slide decks with accompanying teaching notes that can be used by educators to teach about Building Decarbonization. The first decks will be launched in Summer 2021.
We aim to provide a selection of short videos that concisely illustrate Building Decarbonization concepts with today’s students’ attention spans in mind. We will also provide a few longer videos from lectures given using BDLA material.
Quizzes & Exercises
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.
These links to further reading will give a greater background knowledge and understanding of Building Decarbonization. These third-party materials were not written by or with the BDLA, but are highly relevant to the topic.