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Hoque’s IUMAT research featured on NextCity


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:  

Leander Bathon to speak on world’s first wooden wind turbine

Prof. Dr. Leander Bathon

BCT and the UMass IGERT Wind Energy Program are hosting a visit by world-acclaimed timber engineer and innovator, Professor Leander Bathon, from the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, Germany. He holds patents on several timber connectors including the systems used for the World’s first wooden wind turbine, the free floating wood stair at UBC, and […]

Hoque receives NSF CAREER grant to study urban development impacts


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


Ben Weil, BCT’s extension faculty member in building energy, was called upon recently by 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 […]

Hoque panelist on Nov. 3 on “Women in Energy and Environment”

Women In Energy Flyer

Next Tuesday, Nov 3, there will be a panel on Women in Energy and Environment: Discover your Career! (see flyer below) at 5:30pm in the Cape Cod Lounge (Student Union) at UMass, featuring our own Dr. Simi Hoque!