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Sbrega Building in the Press

The new John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building at the Bristol Community College Fall River Campus has garnered praise from the scientific community and region from its groundbreaking to its ribbon-cutting.

Most recently, the Sbrega Building has been featured in National Geographic magazine. See the Sbrega Building in the press links below, as well as awards and grants received by BCC and the building. 


Lab Design, "A Zero Net Energy Teaching Lab," 12/8/14

South Coast Today, "Education: Bristol Community College earns Innovation Award," 8/16/2015

School Construction News, "Bristol Community College to Debut Net-Zero Facility," 1/21/2016

Fall River Herald News, "BCC's new eco-friendly health and sciences building is shaping up," 2/25/2016

South Coast Almanac, "Bristol Community  College's Cutting Edge Design," 7/14/2016

College Planning & Management, "Zero Net Energy, Zero Added Cost," 10/1/2016

Prism, "New England's first Zero Net Energy academic lab science building," 10/12/2016    

Tradeline, "John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building," 11/16/2016  

Building Design + Construction, "A Massachusetts College now features the largest zero-net-energy - Academic building in Northeast," 12/13/2016

Prism, "Zero Net Energy: A Q&A with Sasaki's Jim Moses, AIA, LEED AP," 12/21/2016  

National Geographic, "Top Ten Green Buildings of 2017," 4/26/2017 


12SL Annual Conference, Orlando, 2014 ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX),  Boston, 2014

Second Nature Presidential Summit of Climate Leadership, Boston, 2014

DCAMM/DOER  ZNE  Charrette, Boston, 2015

Tradeline College and University Science Facilities, Boston, 2015

SNEAPPA Annual Conference, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 2016

12SL Lab Tour, Fall River, 2016

12SL Annual Conference, Kansas City, 2016

AASHE Annual Conference, Baltimore, 2016

Architecture Boston Expo (ABX), Boston, 2016


MA Department of Energy Resources, Leading by Example Award, 2014

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Region 1 Award for Engineering Excellence, 2014

Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Award Finalist, 2014

National Association of College and University Business Officers. Innovation Award, 2015 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Go Beyond Award, 2016

Unilock Award of Excellence in Architectural Achievement, 2016

2017 COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 


MA DOER Renewable Energy Grant ($600,000)

MA DOER Pathways to Zero Grant ($400,000)




Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Fall River Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Visit (12/12/2017)


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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Transfer College Lobby Days (12/12/2017)


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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School – Admissions Information Session (12/12/2017)


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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Health Science Information Session - Att (12/12/2017)


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