Renewable Energy in Building Science Conceptual Framework
Building Science is the branch of science dealing with construction, maintenance, safety, and energy efficiency
of buildings (Krigger: glossary). By incorporating building science topics or lessons into the curriculum, you
bring real life situations into the classroom. It is important to inform students (future home buyers) to
recognize a healthy home.
Since a consistent building science curriculum does not exist at the high school level in Wisconsin, this framework
was produced as a reference tool for teachers to use when developing their coursework. This framework serves as the
foundation for a curriculum. The concepts contained within the framework provide the basis for a strong, organized
and comprehensive curriculum.
In an effort to provide
learning concepts in the evolving fields of building science and
renewable energy, this framework aims to assist educators in building a
curriculum that best fits the needs of their unique education programs.
As this framework develops, we welcome constructive feedback and
encourage teachers and curriculum developers to assist with
modifications to make this reference tool even more comprehensive and
useful for the classroom.
This framework and its
concepts were derived from multiple sources, including energy education
and renewable energy experts, organizations and resources, which are
listed in the acknowledgment section.
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