Outreach and Extension

BCT is committed to bringing the latest research and scientific understanding of the built environment to a broad range of stakeholders. All BCT faculty have some outreach role, and most research projects involve a public outreach component. As a land-grant university, UMass has a long history of operating an Extension Program that is the formal organization for outreach in areas ranging from agricultural production to nutrition and science education. Dr. Ben Weil, as an Extension faculty member in BCT, partially funded by USDA, is directly affiliated with UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (CAFE). Dr. Weil is also a principal investigator of UMass Clean Energy Extension.

Extension activities include consulting, energy analysis, and building science forensics. Clients include municipalities, state government, institutions, some non-profit organizations, architects, builders, and some building owners.

Clean Energy Corps

BCT students, and others in related programs, contribute to the University’s Extension and outreach mission by providing energy consulting services to municipalities and other clients through the UMass Clean Energy Corps.  More…


Contact Dr. Benjamin Weil, Extension Assistant Professor, Extension Program in Building Energy

R: 321 Design Building
+1 (413) 545-1820

W: ag.umass.edu/clean-energy