Simi Hoque Collaborates on Building Integrated Aquaculture

Building Integrated Aquaculture: can holistic design increase system efficiencies and make indoor recirculating aquaculture more successful? Two faculty members and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Environmental Conservation introduce the concept of Building Integrated Aquaculture (BIAq), where aquaculture processes and building systems are treated holistically as a means to harness potential synergies that maximize energy efficiency and optimize operations. The research is a collaboration between fish ecologists and building engineers, who view sustainable indoor aquaculture production as a viable solution to ensuring food security, and to the overharvesting and degradation of aquatic habitats that are threatening wild fisheries. Feature technical article by Simi Hoque (BCT), James Webb (FEC post-doctoral fellow), Andy Danylchuk (FEC). ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2. Feb. 2012. Pp. 16-24....
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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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