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UMass Extension Inaugurates New Program in Energy (Mar 12th, 2015)

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The UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) recently showcased BCT faculty member Ben Weil’s efforts with the Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative (MAEEI), a program funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. You can read more about it here: http://ag.umass.edu/news-events/highlights/umass-extension-inaugurates-new-program-in-energy  

The BCT Team at Next Step Living (Dec 9th, 2014)

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We love hearing about our successful BCT alumni. It is especially exciting when several of them work at the same company. That’s why this picture, which Bob Hastings (the guy in the center) just sent through is so cool! Our five BCT alumni at Next Step Living are Edison Dika, Nick Celularo, Bob Hastings, Chris Kennedy, and […]

BCT’s Peggi Clouston Speaks About “Emerging Technologies in Wood and Bio-Based Building Products” (Nov 21st, 2014)

The concluding talk of this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood” was delivered November 21 by our very own Dr. Peggi Clouston. After covering the many benefits of wood and other bio-based materials (such as bamboo), she illustrated several of her research projects that featured mainly composite applications of these materials in structures. Her talk followed […]

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. […]