BDLA Workshop

The Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator (BDLA) hosts workshops and symposiums for professors who are interested in incorporating the BDLA teaching materials into their existing curriculum or developing a new building decarbonization course.

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Building Decarbonization Virtual Teaching Symposium

Building Decarbonization Virtual Teaching Symposium

May 17, 2022

This exciting event showcased the latest advancements in teaching building decarbonization to the next generation and included presentations from industry leaders, professors, and students, as well as a chance for group discussions.

Mark Chambers

The BDLA welcomed Mark Chambers, the Senior Director for Building Emissions & Community Resilience on the White House Climate Team as our keynote speaker. Mr. Chambers has previously served as Director of the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the Director of Sustainability and Energy for the Government of the District of Columbia.
This event will specifically cater to those involved in STEM education but will also be engaging for anyone working in the built environment.
  • 9:30am: Welcome – Dr. Sarah Billington, Chair of Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Dr. Martin Fischer, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
  • 9:45am: Keynote – Mark Chambers, White House Climate Team, Senior Director for Building Emissions & Community Resilience
  • 10:30am: Session 1: Panel on Decarbonization Teaching Techniques and Lessons Learned – Nea Maloo, AIA, Lecturer at Howard University and Dr. Raymond Tesiero, Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University, Zaria Ancar, Architectural Engineering Student at NCA&T, and Dean Bailey Architecture Student at Howard
  • 11:30am: Break
  • 11:40am: Session 2: Industry
  • Perspective on Decarbonization – Bob Pragada, Jacobs Engineering Group, President and COO
  • 12:15pm: Closing Remarks – Peter Rumsey, Founder, Stanford BDLA

Workshop Recording