Spring 2017 BCT Lecture Series Announced

Spring 2017 BCT Lecture Series Announced

We just finalized the spring 2017 BCT lecture series. See below for this semester's lineup that focuses on various aspects related to our new home, the Design Building. BCT LECTURE: ELECTROCHROMIC GLASS IN THE DESIGN BUILDING Aaron Smith, View Inc. March 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: DESIGN BUILDING – THE JOURNEY FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY David Billings and Martin Goulet, Hill International March 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN THE DESIGN BUILDING – TALK & TOUR Ilona Prosol, Project Manager, BVH Integrated Services March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: ENVELOPE STRATEGIES OF THE DESIGN BUILDING Marta Bouchard, Atelier 10 April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar BCT LECTURE: TRIMBLE IN EDUCATION Roz Buick, Vice President, Buildings, Trimble April 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Links: Facebook - Calendar Poster BCT Lectures Spring 2017...
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UMass’ sustainable Design Building featured in new video

UMass’ sustainable Design Building featured in new video

UMass just released a video that showcases BCT's new home, the beautiful and sustainable Design Building. This building showcases many advanced and green building technologies, including an industry-leading contemporary wood structure. You can learn more about the Design Building on our site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJ8OyMpEcE...
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Can College Kids Help Mass. Towns Go Green?

Can College Kids Help Mass. Towns Go Green?

BCT's extension faculty member Ben Weil and his "Clean Energy Corps" students (from the BCT 597R course) were recently in the news with their efforts to make buildings more sustainable for Massachusetts' municipalities: Let Us Introduce the UMass Clean Energy Corps Ask town officials what they think in Ware. Ask them in Natick, and in Greenfield. Palmer too. These are some of the towns where the new UMass Clean Energy Corps has touched down in the few months since its founding. The Corps is a student-centered initiative focused on helping communities across the Commonwealth develop and meet their clean energy goals. It was created by UMass Clean Energy Extension, a research and outreach program that in its first two years of life has been helping transform communities and businesses into cleaner, more efficient places to live, work, and grow into the future. UMass Clean Energy Extension is a program of UMass Extension (or as it was once known, Cooperative Extension), which, for over a hundred...
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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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