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Closing the Loop Benchmarks for sustainable buildings
Sue Roaf's new book, seeks to provide practical solutions to the expanding palette of issues, indicators and benchmarks for sustainable building performance that will equip designers, developers and occupants with the tools and techniques they need to deliver better buildings.

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Tool Day
Conceived as an approach to Agents of Change training aimed at a mixed audience of educators, students, and practitioners (architects and engineers), Tool Days capitalize on the great fun of hands-on investigative work in architecturally interesting buildings coupled with the ease-of-use of the handheld instruments integral to Vital Signs and Agents of Change.
Society of Building Science Educators
SBSE is an association of university educators and practitioners in architecture and related disciplines who support excellence in teaching environmental science and building technologies. SBSE's goal of promoting and supporting quality instruction in building science is realized through a broad range of practical activities.
Vital Signs
The Vital Signs Project aims to incorporate matters of building physical performance into the education of architects. Vital Signs seeks to instill in architecture students a fundamental awareness about the numerous ways in which their design decisions affect a building's physical performance--from energy use, to indoor environmental quality, to occupant well-being.
Pacific Energy Center Tool Lending Library
The Tool Lending Library contains devices from over 100 vendors. It includes hand-held instruments that provide instantaneous read-outs and simple data logging equipment for short-term studies. Photographic equipment, lap-top computers and other helpful monitoring accessories are also available. The TLL also develops application notes for use of specific tools and measurement procedures.


Greenclips is an email summary of news on sustainable building design and related government and business issues published every two weeks by Chris Hammer and James Richert. Ms. Hammer is an architectural researcher and environmental consultant of Sustainable Design Resources and helps planners, developers, building owners, designers, builders, and facility managers practice sustainable planning, development, building design, construction, and operation.

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PROBE (Post-Occupancy Review of Buildings and their Engineering)
PROBE was a research project which ran from 1995-2002 under the Partners in Innovation scheme (jointly funded by the UK Government and The Builder Group, publishers of Building Services Journal). It was carried out by Energy for Sustainable Development, William Bordass Associates, Building Use Studies and Target Energy Services.
U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Comprehensive Program (FIPSE) Comprehensive Program supports innovative educational improvement projects that respond to problems of national significance. FIPSE grants range from $150,000 to $600,000 over a typical three-year period.