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Former BCT students featured in Fine Homebuilding video (May 20th, 2013)

Former BCT students Eric Wilder and Will D’Arrigo explain how to seal leaks in duct seams and how to conduct a duct leakage test in this video from the NESEA 2013 conference, which was featured on the Fine Homebuilding blog.

Upcoming BCT Seminar: Passive Solar Design in Developing Nations (Apr 19th, 2013)

Passive Solar Seminar 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013                 Holdsworth Rm. 211, UMASS Amherst A conversation on Passive Solar in developing nations with Dr. Komp. Dr. Komp will discuss the development of low-cost solar technologies throughout third world countries, as well as the use of passive solar to maximize energy efficiency in developed countries. […]

German companies present energy-efficient building technologies at BCT (Mar 1st, 2013)

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As part of the Innovation Seminars series organized by the German-American chamber of commerce, BCT was visited today by Andreas Wagner (a Professor from Karlsruhe, Germany), Pete Warren (representing Wagner Solar) and Matt Capone (representing Schöck USA). The speakers presented various energy efficient building technologies as well as gave an overview of the German EnOB program. Links: […]

Ben Weil Releases Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation Report for Energy Efficiency (Oct 9th, 2012)

Proposed Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation would reduce energy usage by 63% and carbon dioxide emissions by 82% The recommendations in this report are the product of a detailed and careful examination and exploration of the building and its operations. Begun as a project in a graduate course taught by Ben Weil, Extension Assistant Professor […]