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Cassie Phillips speaks about sustainable forestry (Sep 22nd, 2014)

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Last Friday we had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by Cassie Phillips, Vice President for Sustainable Forestry at Weyerhaeuser. She spoke as part of this semester’s impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood” and her talk presented a global view on sustainable forestry, covering issues like land use changes, forestry practices, and forest certification systems. BCT would like […]

BCT’s Damery Instrumental in Bringing $6M in Funding to UMass Amherst to Form New Energy Extension Initiative (May 2nd, 2014)

As announced at yesterday’s day-long workshop “Helping Communities with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”, BCT’s faculty member David Damery was instrumental in bringing this important energy extension initiative to UMass. From the press release: AMHERST – Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced a four-year, $6 million grant to form a new […]

Simi Hoque Speaks at Windsor Conference in the UK (May 1st, 2014)

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BCT faculty member Simi Hoque presented her and Ben Weil’s research on April 13, 2014 at the Windsor Conference in the UK in a presentation called “Cold Comfort – Thermal Satisfaction in Academia”. For more on the conference and a link to download the proceedings, follow this link: http://windsorconference.com

BCT faculty to host One Day Mass Energy Conference (Apr 4th, 2014)

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On May 1st, 2014, the UMASS Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is hosting the “One Day Mass Energy Conference” to help communities with renewable energy and energy efficiency. Participate in a one-day workshop connecting municipal and planning officials, community groups, and businesses. Explore the opportunities […]

Ben Weil presents at Western Mass Green Consortium (Dec 17th, 2013)

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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”.