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Smart Façades: Working from the Outside In to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working to design and build more sustainable building façade systems – so-called smart façades. Led by Ajla Aksamija, associate professor of architecture, and Zlatan Aksamija, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, the researchers created and tested two smart façade prototypes incorporating thermoelectric modules, which house semiconductors capable of heating, cooling and generating electricity

Fall Lecture Series 2019

Fall Lecture Series Announced

Monday, July 8, 2019

The UMass Department of Architecture presents a stellar line up of speakers for our Fall 2019 Lecture Series.  The series kicks off on September 10th with Tom Chung, architect at Leers Weinzapfel...