Building Energy Education (BEE) Fundamentals


Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

The University of Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), in partnership with the State Energy Offices of Illinois, Nevada and Hawaii, is developing resources for building energy efficiency and energy code to prepare the next generation of professionals to integrate energy efficiency into their work. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. You can learn more about the program here.

BEE Fundamentals (formerly known as Community College Energy Code Training Program) is being designed to develop energy efficiency and energy code resources and curriculum to prepare the next generation of workforce for a career in the green energy field.

With collaboration from Nevada’s Community College Instructors and Building Officials & organizations, the program intends to launch the first iteration of curriculum and resources by January 2022. GOE is hosting a workshop (details below) and assisting SEDAC in delivering these modules to the participating instructors for incorporation into existing curriculum.


    UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

    BUILDING ENERGY EDUCATION FUNDAMENTALS: APRIL 20, 2022
    Building Energy Education Fundamentals Training: April 20, 2022GOE is hosting a virtual workshop in partnership with SEDAC called Building Energy Education Fundamentals. This two-hour workshop was created for college instructors in related fields, energy efficiency industry professionals, code officials, and other energy efficiency stakeholders.

    The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon, and will include a review of the SEDAC curriculum and a panel discussion about the nexus between building design and code knowledge.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 13.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP: APRIL 29, 2022

      SEDAC is hosting a Train-the-Trainer workshop on April 29, 2022. Learn about what building professionals need to know about energy efficiency and the energy code. Get some hands-on experience navigating the curriculum and adapting it to your classroom.

      Register here.