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Environmental Conservation

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Master of Science (M.S.)

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Building Integrated Aquaculture, Building Systems, Aquaculture, Integration, Green Building, Sustainable Food Systems


Exploratory research into a fresh concept, building integrated aquaculture, has found new information on the topic. Motives indicating building integrated aquaculture is important for sustainable development were identified. A review of the literature found relatively little in the way of experiments, aquaculture operations, and case studies which documented or demonstrated a deep understanding of the interactions between building and aquaculture systems. A simple experiment was conducted observing thermal energy and moisture interactions in simulated aquaculture facilities, some with tank covers and insulation. Two different retrofit programs were developed in a case study of building integrated aquaculture for an existing structure on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.


First Advisor

David Damery