Hoque and Weil introduce Eureka! students from Girls Inc. to energy conservation

Hoque and Weil introduce Eureka! students from Girls Inc. to energy conservation

Girls from project Eureka! (Girls, Inc.) working with Ben Weil and Simi Hoque to test the duct dog for air leakage. In our workshop, they learned about energy conservation, heat transfer, and how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect heat signatures. They also had a really good time decorating 'Milo' the dog and cleaning him off after he was very well air sealed. More information: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/post_392.html...
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Upcoming BCT Seminar: Passive Solar Design in Developing Nations

Passive Solar Seminar 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013                 Holdsworth Rm. 211, UMASS Amherst A conversation on Passive Solar in developing nations with Dr. Komp. Dr. Komp will discuss the development of low-cost solar technologies throughout third world countries, as well as the use of passive solar to maximize energy efficiency in developed countries. Dr. Richard Komp, PhD has 50 years of personal and professional experience with solar and other renewable energy technologies.  Dr. Komp is the Director and Co-Founder of Skyheat Associates, a nonprofit organization which promotes public awareness and use of solar energy and conservation.  His off-grid house, which he built on the coast of Maine, is being established as the Downeast Alternative Design Solar Center, a public charity.  He is the author of Practical Photovoltaics: Electricity from Solar Cells, Revised 3rd Edition, which has been called “the easiest and most complete education on photovoltaics.” In recent decades, Dr. Komp has dedicated himself to working with low income communities around the world to help...
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German companies present energy-efficient building technologies at BCT

As part of the Innovation Seminars series organized by the German-American chamber of commerce, BCT was visited today by Andreas Wagner (a Professor from Karlsruhe, Germany), Pete Warren (representing Wagner Solar) and Matt Capone (representing Schöck USA). The speakers presented various energy efficient building technologies as well as gave an overview of the German EnOB program. Links: KIT Karlsruhe: http://fbta.arch.kit.edu/ -- Wagner presentation Wagner Solar: http://usa.wagner-solar.com/ -- Warren presentation Schöck USA: http://www.schock-us.com/ -- Capone presentation German-American Chamber of Commerce: http://www.gaccny.com/en/ ...
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BCT “Mixer” and Energy-Efficient Building Technology Lecture on 3/1

This Friday, BCT will be hosting two interesting events: A “mixer” at 9:30 am for BCT friends, alumni, current students and faculty to socialize over a cup of coffee. This will be followed by a talk on energy-efficient building technologies at 11:15 am. The talk, organized by the German-American chamber of commerce, features a speaker from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and company representatives from Wagner Solar and Schoeck USA. If you are interested in attending either one of these interesting events, please follow the RSVP link in the following PDF: March 1 event information...
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