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Tool Days
Tool Days are a one-day, behind-the-scenes peek at the secret life of buildings. The idea came about after the Milwaukee pilot training session in 2001, when we realized the need for us to connect with practitioners. Tool Days are great learning and teaching experiences that involve a rich mixture of teachers, students and practitioners, state-of-the-art measurement tools, intriguing buildings.
Architects can earn AIA/CES credits by participating in Tool Day. You can organize a Tool Day in your region for no-cost and disseminate your know-how and enthusiasm.
HowToToolDay.pdf (17 kb pdf)

Bruce Haglund from the University of Idaho distributed this document at the 2002 SBSE Retreat. Tool Days have been held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, and the Patagonia Service Center, Reno, NV. Another Tool Day is scheduled for the Solar Decathlon Building by University of Texas at Austin (Michael Garrison) in June 2003, prior to the annual American Solar Energy Conference.


Teaching Documents
- Exercises
- Case Study Evaluation
- Others' Contributions
- Passing the Baton

Workshop Documents
- Training Workshop RFP
- FAQs about the RFP
- Team Presentations
   Aug 2005 New Smyrna Beach, FL
Oct 2004 Falmouth, MA
   Jan 2004 Phoenix, AZ
   Aug 2003 Oberlin, OH
Jan 2003 Portland, OR

Admin Documents
- Word Template (229 kb)
- Surveys
   Pre Evaluation (166 kb pdf)
   Post Evaluation (156 kb pdf)
   Return Sheet (58 kb doc)

Helium balloons lift 5 Hobo dataloggers at the National Building Museum during Tool Day April 2001