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McCall Outdoor Science School at the UI McCall Field Campus, ID 
Friday, June 15—Sunday, June 17, 2012
Integrated Design Lab, Boise, ID
Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18, 2012

Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2012, 5:00 pm PST
E-mail your proposal to:

Peggy Weis pdweis@bsu.edu 

The 2012 Summer Retreat will lay foundations for the annual Campus Triathlon Competition.

Campuses across the country are seeking ways to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Since the heating, cooling, lighting, and plug loads for campus buildings comprise a significant portion of energy use and carbon emissions, designing net-zero buildings is key to reaching these ambitious goals.

The Campus Triathlon Competition will challenge teams of architecture students in collaboration with affiliated departments and stakeholders on their home campuses to use integrated design to explore and develop innovative reductions in energy use and carbon footprints. 

Teams will present exemplary interventions among three scales: a single classroom space, a building, or the entire campus. Winning submissions will be selected as models of excellence for use by other campus communities and to engage the future generation of design professionals in action-oriented climate-impact interventions.

The summer retreat will prepare potential participants in the first-year piloting of the competition; to test and refine competition logistics, competition criteria, and evaluation techniques, and ultimately to expand participation and to disseminate the products and findings of those submissions nationwide.

The retreat schedule includes half-day information sessions and half-day workshop sessions on topics that will support preparation of competition entries.

Help shape the 2012 retreat content. Proposals for presentations in any of the five session themes are invited. You may also propose a presentation, workshop, or activity that doesn't fit neatly into one of the sessions...we have some time reserved for the unexpected.
  Topics for Info Sessions & Workshops
1. Interdisciplinary Team Assembly and Management
Tested techniques for bringing diverse skills and viewpoints into the design process; promising theories; wishful thinking  
2. Team Use of Social Media and Web Links  
Examples of blogging, twittering, Facebooking, and other Web2.0 tools to improve design outcomes or participation
3. Team Interventions at the Space Scale
Examples from academia and practice of interdisciplinary efforts to improve a single space type (classroom, dorm room, studio, laboratory…)
4. Team Interventions at the Building Scale
Examples from academia and practice of interdisciplinary efforts to improve a building type (multi-use, dorm, recreation center, classroom building…)
5. Team Interventions at the Campus Scale
Examples from academia and practice of interdisciplinary efforts to improve a campus (buildings, transportation, recycling, …)

Limit your proposal to one page. All sessions will be seventy-five minutes in length. Wi-fi, digital projector, overhead projector, and a flip chart will be available and we'll supply the computer. Bring your presentation on a CD and/or a thumb drive. You must supply any other materials needed.

Proposals must include:

  • Name(s) of session organizer/presenter

  • Contact information (institution, email, telephone, url)

  • Theme(s) addressed by your proposal

  • Title of your presentation, workshop, demonstration, or hands-on activity

  • Summary of objectives, specific issues addressed, questions raised, and/or activities implemented

  • Intended outcomes and deliverables

Submission Deadline: Proposals with “Subject: SBSE Retreat Proposal” should be submitted via e-mail by Monday, February 1, 2012, 5:00 pm PST to:
Peggy Weis, Ball State University, pdweis@bsu.edu 

Notification of Acceptance: Monday, March 1, 2012 
Accepted presenters must then register for the retreat by Monday, March 15, 2012, 5:00 pm PDT to ensure a place at the retreat. Remember that you must make your own travel  and Boise lodging arrangements. See Getting There and Where to Stay. Book early!

A second draft retreat schedule will be posted to the SBSE listserve and retreat web site around March 8, 2012.

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