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BCT’s Ben Weil discusses Ice Dams on Boston.com (Dec 27th, 2015)

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

BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award! (Dec 2nd, 2015)

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The UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology program was honored on December 1st, 2015 at a joint WMAIA/USGBC event at Hampshire College for our efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability. Program director Alexander Schreyer and Associate Professor Peggi Clouston accepted the award on behalf of the BCT program. This is a biannual […]

Hoque panelist on Nov. 3 on “Women in Energy and Environment” (Oct 27th, 2015)

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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!

UMass celebrates new Design Building’s construction (Oct 22nd, 2015)

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On Friday, October 16th, 2015, UMass campus officials, local politicians, faculty and students celebrated a belated “ground-breaking” for the new UMass Design Building. This event was covered by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, and WWLP. UMass University Relations also produced the video shown below, in which the chancellor and the three program and department leaders elaborate on […]

Hoque Co-PI in $1M NSF grant to study intelligent building systems (Sep 16th, 2015)

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Together with Co-PIs Prashant Shenoy in Computer Science and David Irwin in Electrical and Computer Engineering, BCT faculty member Simi Hoque has received a three-year, $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work with Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. (HG&E) to develop smart energy services that will improve grid efficiency, encourage energy conservation and promote local […]