Architecture grad lauded in assessing ‘Green Building’ assessors

Recent Master of Architecture graduate Tracie Reed has been awarded the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Student Research Award for her outstanding work in the field of Green Building. Reed received the award for her published research titled, "An Analysis of LEED and BREEAM Assessment Methods for Educational Institutions." Reed's corresponding authors were Peggi Clouston, Simi Hoque, and Paul Fisette, faculty in the Department of Environmental Conservation. The paper was published in the Winter 2010 edition of the prominent Journal of Green Building. The investigation entailed an analytical comparison of two of the world's primary environmental assessment methods for educational institutions -Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), and Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment (BREEAM.) Reeds research provides a systematic comparison to the way each method handles all categories of environmental significance: acoustics; design planning and bldg. operation; energy and atmosphere; indoor air quality; lighting and daylighting; materials and resources; site; transport; water efficiency; and innovation and education. The work identifies specific strengths and...
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UMass Conference Proceedings on Prefabricated Architecture Available

The proceedings for the 2008 Wood Structures Symposium and Northeast ACSA Conference "Without a Hitch: New Directions in Prefabricated Architecture" are available on the web. You can access and download individual papers on the UMass ScholarWorks site: Scholarworks - 2008 Wood Structures Symposium Or, if you would like to download or print the entire book, you may do so through the Lulu publishing website: Lulu - Without a Hitch Procedings...
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