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Green Roof Design & Installation Course

Posted July 17, 2017 by

Green Roof Design & Installation is a full-day course that provides detailed infomation on green roof benefits and technical standards, as well as design, installation, and maintenance best practice. Trainees of all levels will learn the tools necessary to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget. This course presents a great opportunity to connect with other industry professionals, and hear from green roofing experts like guest speaker Mark Winterer, Director of Operations for Recover Green Roofs.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Course Tuition & Manual: $524 – Group rates & corporate discounts available

Location: The NonProfit Centre
89 South Street, Suite 302
Boston, MA

Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Register at greenroofs.org/education


SAME Piscataqua Post – Golf Tournament – July 21

Posted July 12, 2017 by

Come spend a summery Friday of golf in the Seacoast area on Friday, 21 July 2017 for the Post’s 24th Annual Education and Mentoring Fund Golf Tournament being held at the Pease Golf Course located in Portsmouth, NH. You will enjoy good company and scenery at this any-skill-level Golf Tournament hosted at the Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, NH. More importantly, you will support the SAME Piscataqua Post’s 24th Annual Education and Mentoring Fundraising program for STEM students and campers.

It will be a standard Scramble format with teams selecting their best ball for each shot. The Shotgun start will begin at 0800 hours; please arrive no later than 0730 hours to register. The tournament will be followed by prizes, raffles, steak tips and seared salmon, and instating the new Piscataqua Post Officers.

Awards this year will include prizes for low gross and skill-shot contests, including closest-to-the-pin and long drives, sponsored by Pease Golf Course, SAME, and our sustaining Post members. Raffle prizes are also being donated by local businesses and Post members. Be sure to bring extra money for raffle tickets and mulligans the day of the event!

Complete the Entry Form with the registration fee to the name and address indicated on the form. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the after-golf events and barbeque for a small fee, including the raffles and induction ceremony for the Post officers and elected Directors. We request that your entry form and fee be received no later than Friday 14 July 2017. We will do our best to accommodate late entries after the that date.

Are you interested in providing additional sponsorship or donating an award? Please contact Todd Creamer for more information. The staff at the Pease Golf Course Pro Shop (603-433-1331) can assist you in selecting a prize suitable for one of the many awards. Your support is greatly appreciated!

This is the Post’s primary fundraiser event. The funds we raise support scholarships for deserving local engineering college students, SAME summer engineering camps for deserving local middle and high school students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula, and for STEM programs, including the UNH Tech Camp for middle school students.

Sign up to enjoy a fine day of golf, food and sportsmanship as well as to show your support for these fine students – the future of our country!


EBC is hiring!

Posted July 5, 2017 by

Open Position: Communications & Marketing Coordinator

The Environmental Business Council of New England is searching for an energetic and proactive person to take on the role of Communications & Marketing Coordinator.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a variety of organizations and businesses in the environmental and energy industries.  We are seeking a professional, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to support the EBC’s Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Board of Directors. In this role the Coordinator will manage EBC’s email communications, social media presence, website, and contact databases. This position requires strong organizational skills, effective and professional communication, and the ability to respond quickly to our members’ needs. Candidates must have office experience – accounting experience a plus. He/she must also be willing to work necessary hours leading up to, during, and immediately following EBC programs and events. This includes early mornings and late evenings. Driver’s license required.

Salary range is $36,000 to $40,000 annually.  Benefits package includes: SIMPLE IRA retirement savings plan with 3% employer match; health insurance (includes coverage for deductible payments); state and federal holidays; vacation – 10 days per year, accrue one day per year employed; leave (illness, bereavement, family / maternity, jury duty); long-term disability; auto mileage reimbursement for business travel if applicable; smart phone voice & data reimbursement (up to $50 per month); ZipCar membership and/or public transportation monthly pass.

EBC is an equal opportunity employer.

The Communications & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for:

Communications & Marketing

  • Actively manage social media presence including Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Keep the EBC website up-to-date (WordPress)
  • Create marketing emails and manage targeted email campaigns
  • Communicate with EBC members to answer questions
  • Create marketing materials for EBC promotional purposes
  • Respond to email and phone inquiries in a timely manner

Program Support

  • Attend EBC programs independently
  • Prepare all program materials required
  • Manage online registrations
  • At programs, troubleshoot A/V issues and assist with set-up and break-down
  • Follow-up with attendees post-program

Non-profit Administration

  • Maintain EBC’s committee meeting schedule and act as the point of contact for committee leadership
  • Create reports using EBC program and membership data for use by staff and the Board of Directors
  • Maintain accurate records in all EBC databases
  • Willing and able to learn basic accounting
  • Other non-profit management tasks as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office – especially Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Proven experience developing marketing materials
  • Ability to self-direct and manage tasks efficiently
  • Flexible and adaptable personality
  • Personal interest in the environment/sustainability
  • Willingness to contribute to in-office sustainability initiatives
  • HTML proficiency a plus

Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to ebc@ebcne.org.


MassCEC Notice to Offshore Wind Leaders & Stakeholders

Posted June 30, 2017 by

OSW Leaders & Stakeholders:

Yesterday, Massachusetts Electric Distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, issued an RFP for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects.   The RFP, which represents the largest competitive solicitation for offshore wind in the United States, requires a bid of 400 MW and provides the option of submitting alternate bids between 200-800 MW.  Bids are due December 20, 2017.  Selection of projects for negotiations is April 23, 2018 and submittal of PPA contracts for DPU approval is July 31, 2018.

Additionally, MassCEC has released the first phase of the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports and Infrastructure Assessment in partnership with the Apex-Ramboll Institutes team.  While the offshore wind developers have committed to utilize the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging area for their projects, the industry has also stated a need for additional waterfront locations for O&M bases, staging locations for foundations, and sites to manufacture offshore wind components.  The Assessment is intended to light the way for industry looking to locate in Massachusetts by providing detailed information on 18 waterfront sites throughout Massachusetts that could accommodate offshore wind activities.  This first phase is a set of existing conditions reports for each property, providing current ownership, environmental, navigational and infrastructure information.  The final phase, which will be completed later this summer, will include detailed engineering analysis of each site and what industry investment would be required to accommodate various offshore wind activities.  Information on the Assessment, as well as the existing conditions reports, can be found http://www.masscec.com/massachusetts-offshore-wind-ports-infrastructure-assessment.

Finally, MassCEC is working with the AWS Truepower to collect hub-height wind data with a WINDCUBE Lidar installed on WHOI’s Air-Sea Interaction Tower located south of Martha’s Vineyard.  AWS reports the average wind speed at the LIDAR from October 8, 2016 (deployment) through May 31th, 2017 was 10.28 m/s @ 100 m MSL.  That translates to an average wind speed of 23 mph, demonstrating an excellent wind resource.

Month Mean Wind Speed @ 100 m (m/s) Mean Wind Speed @ 100 m (mph)
October 9.82 21.97
November 9.33 20.87
December 10.48 23.44
January 10.47 23.42
February 10.76 24.07
March 12 26.84
April 10.37 23.20
May 9.03 20.20
Average 10.28 23.00

Please let us know if you have any questions on Massachusetts’ initiatives on offshore wind.

Bill White

Senior Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development
Terminal Director, New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
63 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 315-9330


SNE SWANA Clambake and Scholarship Golf Tournament

Posted June 29, 2017 by

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Brookside Club
Bourne, Massachusetts

18 holes of golf (scramble format) – Prizes – Raffle – Long Drive – Closest to the Pin

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Golf Registration – Coffee & Donuts

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Golf Tournament (Shotgun Start)

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Golf Alternative – Tour of the Town of Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facilities

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Clambake Lunch including Chowder, Steamers, Lobster, BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Cheesecake

Find Out More & Register