Alumni Reception at ABX for BCT / Architecture / LARP

Alumni Reception at ABX for BCT / Architecture / LARP

Join alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning (LARP), and Building and Construction Technology (BCT) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst for an evening of engaging conversation, networking, and updates. Reconnect and network about your time at UMass and share how your experience shaped your careers. Event will be held offsite at Steffian Bradley Architects, 88 Black Falcon Ave #353, Boston, MA 02210. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Call or email us at jcrossman@umass.edu or 413.577.0943....
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BCT Lecture: Building at the Edge of Sustainability

BCT Lecture: Building at the Edge of Sustainability

Fall 2018 BCT Lecture Series Speaker: Jonathan A. Wright, Wright Builders Location: 170 Olver Design Building Living Building Challenge project goals are to achieve the highest standard of renewable and resilient design. Constructing these buildings presents the most rigorous of challenges. Under the direction of Mr. Wright two of these buildings exists in our Amherst neighborhood, R.W. Kern Center & Hitchcock Center for the Environment. Mr. Wright, a graduate of Hampshire College, has been an active regional leader in sustainable design and construction since 1976. The firm he co-owns, Wright Builders, Inc., recently completed two Living Building Challenge projects (R.W. Kern Center & Hitchcock Center for the Environment) achieving the highest standard of renewable and resilient design and construction. His upcoming book Spirit of the Makers will be published by Ecotone Press in 2019. His journalism has spanned several decades, and in 2018 his poetry and photograph collection Season of Dreams joined the 2014 poetry collection, After the Rain. Free and open to the...
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BCT Lecture: Designing Energy Procurement Strategies

BCT Lecture: Designing Energy Procurement Strategies

Fall 2018 BCT Lecture Series Speaker: Zac Bloom, M.S., LEED Green Associate Location: 170 Olver Design Building Interweaving the complexities of budgeting and sustainability for the energy procurement strategies of universities and large institutions requires a combination of expertise and prognostication that must respond to continually changing technical environment and the volatility of local, national and global politics. Mr. Bloom originally joined Competitive Energy Systems (CES) in 2012 as a Business Development and Account Manager and was soon promoted to Director of Sustainability & Renewables. Now CES's Vice President, Head of Renewables & Sustainability, Mr. Bloom primarily consults with universities and large commercial customers on energy procurement strategies, budgeting, sustainability, energy benchmarking and CES’s proprietary Utility Tracker. Prior to joining CES, at UMass Amherst, Mr. Bloom focused his studies on energy benchmarking and data visualizations for large data sets associated with building’s resource consumption profiles. Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available. ...
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BCT Lecture: Designing with Mass Timber

BCT Lecture: Designing with Mass Timber

Fall 2018 BCT Lecture Series Speaker: Marc Rivard, SE, PE, Regional Manager at WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council Location: 170 Olver Design Building Wood Products Council provides free project assistance as well as education and resources related to the design of non-residential wood buildings. Mr. Rivard’s background in Structural Engineering coupled with 15 years of relevant design experience using all of the major building materials, allows him to provide practical and cost effective solutions for Architects and Engineers. Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available. ...
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