Abstract: IUMAT (Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool) is a system-based sustainability analysis tool. It quantifies and aggregates the social, economic and environmental capitals of urban activity in an integrated framework focusing on the metabolic flows of urban development. This paper builds on previous work on urban metabolism and advances an analytical framework that defines how […]
As part of the 2014 iteration of Trimble’s SketchUp 3D Basecamp conference, BCT Program Director Alexander Schreyer presented on “Components are our friends: How component-based modeling can improve your life” and gave a workshop (together with Daniel Tal) on “Plugins and Scripting for Architects”. This conference, held in Vail, CO was attended by approximately 250 practitioners […]
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
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 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has added Peggi Clouston as Associate Editor of their prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.