Master of Science and PhD Programs
Building Performance & Diagnostics

Vivian Loftness TRACK CHAIR

Our graduate programs in Building Performance & Diagnostics (BPD) have long led the world in advanced building technologies that sustainably reshape the built environment.

Program Overviews

What's the Difference?

"Sustainability" was our passion and expertise long before it became a buzzword. Graduate students in our sustainability-focused programs work side-by-side in the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, benefitting from one another's experiences—but those experiences are specialized and distinct.

Building Performance & Diagnostics

The Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD) degree program is intended for practitioners, researchers, and educators in architecture and the building industry who wish to be leaders in advanced building technologies and building performance outcomes. The program is based on the premise that the integrated design of building and community systems is critical for environmental sustainability and human health and productivity. The MSBPD is a building science and research-oriented program, with technical depth for careers in sustainability-focused professional practice, environmental research and consulting, the building industry, or pursuing a PhD in Building Science. 

Please feel free to contact Track Chair Vivian Loftness with questions about the BPD programs.

View the MSBPD Advanced curriculum

View the PhD-BPD curriculum

View the 2019-20 PhD Student Handbook

 Core Faculty

Program Application Requirements

Building Performance & Diagnostics

We seek students who are highly self-motivated and passionate about research, with a balanced aptitude in both the art and science involved in sustainable development, who understand the important role the built environment must play if we are to create a sustainable future.