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Scott Baum

Scott Baum is the founder and principal of Eco+Plan Design LLC.  He has degrees in structural engineering and architecture and has been working in the building industry for over 20 years. 

He is passionate about creating beautiful, vibrant, energy efficient homes that people can afford.


Education


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State University of New York at Buffalo

Architecture 
Master of Architecture          1999

Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Structural Engineering          1995

Thesis
 Solar Collection & Water Thermosiphoning for Remote Thermal Storage
 Awarded the Architectural Research Center's Consortium King Student Medal


Experience


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Eco+Plan Design, LLC

Founder & Principal         2005 -present
Greenfield, MA

Eco+Plan Design specializes in energy efficient home designs including, passive solar, alternative energy systems, deep energy retrofits, zero net energy, and passive houses.  Services include, design, drawings, and construction support.


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Greenfield Community College

Adjunct Instructor           2008-2011
Greenfield, MA

SCI 127 - Introduction to Sustainable Design and Green Building
SCI 133 - Basic 3-D Architectural Modeling with ArchiCAD
SCI 227 - Sustainable Design and Green Building Practices


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Turtle Island Design

Project Manager              2003-2005
 Greenfield, MA

Design of environmentally responsible commercial & residential buildings.
Computer analysis of energy consumption and design alternatives.
Structural analysis of concrete, steel, and wood building systems & details.
Construction detailing for various alternative building systems.
Drawings, renderings, & virtual walk-throughs using 3-D modeling software.
Project coordination, from initial design process through construction.


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Coldham Architects

Designer                          1999-2003
Amherst, MA

Assisted in design of environmentally responsible commercial & residential buildings.
Computer analysis of energy consumption and design alternatives.
Analysis of daylighting options & performance using physical models & light sensors.
Structural analysis of concrete, steel, and wood building systems & details.
Construction detailing for various alternative building systems.
Drawings, renderings, & virtual walk-throughs using 3-D modeling software.


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Hatch Associates

Structural Engineer            1995-1999
 Buffalo, NY

Engineering services for various steel mill and industrial projects.
Steel framing & concrete foundation design.
Finite element analysis of complex framing systems.
Quantity & cost estimates for construction & demolition projects.
Coordination and approval of shop drawings.