Simi Hoque and YouthBuild Holyoke are in the news

One of our faculty members, Simi Hoque, is on the news with her project with YouthBuild in Holyoke. This project provides green jobs training to low-income youth in energy efficiency, auditing and weatherization. AMHERST, Mass. A dozen young people now working toward their general educational development (GED) certificates in Holyoke are also gaining significant job skills for the green, energy-efficiency economy, thanks to community outreach efforts of the green building program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with nonprofits YouthBuild-Holyoke and the Center for Ecological Technology (CET), Northampton. For the full press release, follow this link: http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/newsreleases/articles/87963.php...
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Learn More About our New Masters Option in Green Building

Starting soon, we will be offering a professional Master's option in Green Building. At this point, this program is currently pending approval by the university senate. It will not be offered until approval is granted. In the meantime, feel free to inquire with us so that we can let you know when you can enroll. Description: Sustainable living is a vital issue on many people’s minds today. Mainstream public and politicians alike have resolved to reduce pollution and waste and reverse global warming. This is particularly true for those in the building industry, whose daily decisions have a critical impact on the health and well-being of the community and the environment. Building accounts for approximately 40% of U.S. primary energy consumption (USDOE 2004) Green Building is a world-wide movement to create cleaner and more energy efficient buildings. From energy and water sustainability to recycling of dumpster debris, the potential...
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