Welcome to the CopelandBEC team, Phoebe!

This week CopelandBEC welcomes its newest Consultant, Phoebe McCartan.

Phoebe recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management with an emphasis in Building Science and Technology and a minor in Construction Management.

In her time at the University of Minnesota, Phoebe co-lead the “Phillips ReGen” retrofit team to first place in the attached housing division and overall residential division of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Building Design competition.

She is now ready to apply everything she’s learned as she joins the CopelandBEC Team. 

We’re written previously about the great success of the UMN Decathlon team here and here. The UMN team’s project is a great example of innovative problem-solving, taking multiple factors into account to create an elegant solution.

UMN Team Wins National Competition

CopelandBEC recently provided technical and financial support for a team of students from the University of Minnesota competing in the national Solar Decathlon Collegiate Competition in Golden, Colorado. We’re thrilled to report that the UMN team came away with first place in the attached housing division and the grand prize of the entire residential division! Read the full results here.

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CopelandBEC-Sponsored UMN Team Reaches Solar Decathlon Finals

Over the past few months CopelandBEC has been working with students and faculty advisors from the University of Minnesota (UMN) Solar Decathlon team. The UMN team is competing in this nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that prepares the next generation of building professionals to design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewables.

U.S. Department of Energy

Based on the UMN team’s performance in the semifinals in February, they have now advanced to compete in the finals to be held April 20–23, 2023 in Golden, Colorado at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

We’re thrilled to have been able to play a small role in the UMN team’s project and wish them the best in Golden! Below are some renderings of the project building, courtesy of the UMN team.

WuXi Update—March 2023

As we roll into spring our WuXi Biologics project in Worcester is beginning to take its final form.

The fenestration and finish cladding are in progress and we continue to make regular site visits. We’re looking ahead to assisting with some QA/QC testing of various envelope assemblies over the next several months.

Look at that blue sky—spring is here! Oh, and the wall cladding is going on!
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