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Hoque receives CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award

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BCT faculty member Simi Hoque just received this year’s CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award. We congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment! From the announcement: Simi Hoque, Environmental Conservation, recently received a five-year, $508,714 NSF CAREER award to develop an integrated planning tool that will measure, evaluate and predict the impacts of energy, water and land use, waste […]

Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity

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BCT Assistant Professor Simi Hoque’s research into the “Integrated Urban Metabolism Analytical Tool” and her NSF CAREER award were just featured in a blog article on NextCity. Link: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/math-tool-big-data-planning-solution  

Hoque receives NSF CAREER grant to study urban development impacts

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Cities today contribute almost two-thirds of the world’s primary energy demand. By 2030, this fraction is projected to increase to three-quarters, matching the urban sector’s expected share of global energy-related CO2 emissions. The current urban outlook demands a comprehensive understanding of urban sustainability policies to address climate change and energy security. Dr. Simi Hoque, assistant […]

BCT’s Ben Weil discusses Ice Dams on Boston.com

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Ben Weil, BCT’s extension faculty member in building energy, was called upon recently by Boston.com to discuss the ever-popular winter topic of ice dams. The following article features his very helpful tips for avoiding this common winter nuisance: Ice dam basics: How to prevent them and avoid a lot of costly water damage For more on the […]

UMass celebrates new Design Building’s construction

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On Friday, October 16th, 2015, UMass campus officials, local politicians, faculty and students celebrated a belated “ground-breaking” for the new UMass Design Building. This event was covered by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, and WWLP. UMass University Relations also produced the video shown below, in which the chancellor and the three program and department leaders elaborate on […]