As part of the Western Mass Green Consortium’s Green Night, Ben Weil presented on December 11th a talk on “The REAL performance of hot water heating and their effects on building efficiency”.
Boston-based Architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates has been recommended to Katherine Craven, the Executive Director of the UMBA, to be the design firm for the Integrated Design Building at UMass. As mentioned before, this building will in a few years become the new home for BCT, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, and Architecture+Design. We are […]
L. Carl Fiocchi, a Ph.D. Candidate in BCT, just won the Autodesk Excellence in Analysis Award. About the project This project is an analysis of the Gropius House, a Modernist icon constructed in 1938. The intent was to deconstruct and analyze several passive solar shading techniques that Walter Gropius had incorporated into the building and site […]
Dr. Simi Hoque is passionate about improving the ways in which buildings use the earth’s resources. She teaches environmental systems and sustainable design principles in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Her research, partially funded by the Center’s Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, is focused around the application and development of energy-efficient buildings. Dr. […]
The University of Massachusetts (technically, it’s the UMBA) is planning a building that will bring together BCT, Architecture, and LARP (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) on the Amherst campus. Since this will be our new home, we are envisioning this building to be a showcase green and sustainable building. The designer RFP has been released […]