Hoque receives CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award

Hoque receives CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award

BCT faculty member Simi Hoque just received this year's CNS college's Outstanding Service/Outreach award. We congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment! From the announcement: Simi Hoque, Environmental Conservation, recently received a five-year, $508,714 NSF CAREER award to develop an integrated planning tool that will measure, evaluate and predict the impacts of energy, water and land use, waste management and transportation systems at an urban scale. The green building expert intends it to help planners and policymakers guide growth and development in a coordinated, sustainable way. Hoque, an assistant professor in the Building and Construction Technology Program, points out that cities today account for almost two-thirds of the world's primary energy demand, a figure projected to increase to three-quarters by 2030. "The current urban outlook demands a comprehensive understanding of urban sustainability policies to address climate change and energy security," she says. Read more...
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BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award!

BCT Program Wins 2015 USGBC West Branch “Green Giants” Award!

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 award and we are very proud to have received it this year. From the program description: The Green Giants program honors the work of trades people, educators, and owners/program directors who help build, teach about, envision and fund green buildings in Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. This program is intentionally distinct from other building awards in that it honors a wider range of participants in the sustainable building industry of our region. This is the second year of the West Branch Biannual Green Giants Awards program. This award reflects the amazing work of our faculty, adjunct faculty, and our student groups. They are all engaged on a daily...
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Chris Novelli, BCT Adjunct Faculty, Makes Business West’s List of “40 Under 40”

Chris Novelli, BCT Adjunct Faculty, Makes Business West’s List of “40 Under 40”

Chris Novelli, Adjunct Faculty in BCT and Architecture, just made Business West's 2015 list of "40 Under 40". In describing his work, Chris said: “You get to be creative on a daily basis, and there’s incredible variety — each day is different,” he explained. “One day I’m working on something that’s totally creative and artistic, the next day I’m working through technical details. The next time I’m on the job site working with the general contractor, and the day after that I’m giving a lecture at UMass. There’s always something new and different going on, and I really like that aspect of my work.” You can read the entire announcement here: http://businesswest.com/blog/christopher-novelli/ One of Chris' recent projects, Butternut Farm, was also recently featured in the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/where-should-poor-people-live/394556/?fb_ref=Default...
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BCT Student Awards Recipients 2014-2015

BCT Student Awards Recipients 2014-2015

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 BCT Awards and Scholarship Recipients! BCT Outstanding Senior Award: Danielle Hines Donald Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Hoo-Hoo Award: Christopher Bock, Erica DiLello, Patrick Duncan, Zachary Kushner, Evan Miamis, Evan Tarbox, Luke Toritto Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship: Frank Kelly You can find all of the past years’ winners here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/academics/student-awards/...
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2013-2014 BCT Student Awards and Scholarships Handed Out

It was a true pleasure to present this year's outstanding BCT students with awards and scholarships at the annual ECO picnic, held yesterday in Hadley. We are very proud of these students and congratulate them on their achievements! The images below show the attending award recipients. All of the recipients can also be found on the "Student Awards" page on this website. BCT Outstanding Senior Award recipient: Irina Makucha Donald Hyde Memorial Scholarship Fund Hoo-Hoo Award recipients: John Yip, Chloe Rutkowski, Evan Miamis, Timothy J. Bemis, William Rueda. Not pictured: Patrick Duncan, Andrew O’Loughlin Henry E. Zottoli Memorial Scholarship recipient: Rommel Cordova-Fiori...
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