Ph.D. (Building Systems, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
M.Arch. (Architecture, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
B.A. (Biology, University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Fiocchi’s interest and research is concerned with high performance energy efficient buildings with special emphasis on the building envelope and mechanical systems of both residential and commercial structures. Dr. Fiocchi’s experience in construction, coupled with the imminent threat of climate change, provided the impetus for this focus. Modernist architecture and its subset Brutalism, as it relates to the above, has been the recent and primary focus of his work.
- Evaluation of View Dynamic Glass Performance
- Introduction of Heliodon technology into the curriculum
- Construction of multiple high performance envelope assembly mockups
BCT 311: Sustainable Indoor Environmental Systems
BCT 313 / Arch 550: Light Frame Construction
BCT 520/Arch 520: Energy and Buildings / Building Physics I
BCT 521: Environmental Control Systems
BCT 521LL: Energy Modeling eQUEST
BCT 492C: Sustainable Building Systems and Construction Technology
ECO 692C: Sustainable Building Systems and Construction Technology
ECO 697Q / Arch 697K: Green Design and Historic Preservation
Selected Recent Publications
Fiocchi, L. Carl, Alexander C Schreyer, Peggi Clouston (2017). A New Teacher on Campus. Learning by Design (Oct 2017).
Fiocchi, L. Carl (2016). A Period Examination through Contemporary Energy Analysis of Kevin Roche’s Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Scholarworks @ UMassAmherst.
Fiocchi, L. Carl, Hoque, S., Weil, Benjamin (2014). Improving Accuracy of Building Energy Modeling Simulation Programs with Weather File Compensation Factors. ASHRAE Transactions – 2014 Annual Conference – Seattle, vol. 120, part 2.
Fiocchi, L. Carl, McCusker, Catherine, Weil, Benjamin (2012). Holdsworth Retrofit and Renovation. University of Massachusetts-Amherst Facilities
Fiocchi, L. Carl and Hoque, S. (2011). Sustaining Modernity: An Analysis of a Modern Masterpiece, The Gropius House. Proceedings for the 13th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, Winnipeg, Canada: NBEC.
Fiocchi, L. Carl, Shahadat, M., and Hoque, S. (2011). Climate Responsive Design and the Milam Residence. Sustainability 2011, 3, 2289-2306; www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability.
Fiocchi, L. Carl (2010 A Sustainable Design for the American Commercial Strip Mall. Scholarworks @ UMassAmherst.