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November – December 2017

Nov
28
Tue
EBC Climate Change Matchmaking Forum @ Greenberg Traurig
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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This EBC Climate Change Matchmaking Program will provide an opportunity for EBC Member and non-member companies to learn about each other’s adaptation, resiliency and other climate related services,  technologies,  projects, and equipment, in order to facilitate collaboration in the development of future projects. Learn first-hand about the services or equipment provided by companies involved in addressing climate issues in New England and beyond. This EBC forum will be especially useful for companies interested in getting their team together for future private and government climate projects.

  • Does your company provide consulting, legal or financial services for adaptation & resilience projects?
  • Is your company in the process of developing/planning adaptation or resilience projects that can be presented?
  • Does your company produce or sell equipment for adaptation and resilience projects?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, plan to participate in this EBC Climate Change Matchmaking Forum scheduled for November 28, 2017.

Who should participate:

  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Legal Professionals
  • Financing Agents
  • Technology Developers
  • Utilities

SHOWCASE: This forum also provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their services, projects, or equipment with a table-top display.

This matchmaking event will consist of a series of 5-minute presentations by participating companies, followed by networking opportunities. This is a “must attend” event to help all firms develop strategic alliances for climate change adaptation and resilience projects.

There are four ways to participate:

  1. Register to be a presenter. Each presenter is scheduled to make a 5 minute presentation on their services, equipment, or project.
  2. Register to showcase your company with a tabletop display (this registration includes one staff person registration). EBC Member showcasing is $300, Non-Member showcasing is $500. Click here to register for showcasing.
  3. Register to attend and listen to the company presentations (or provide additional staffing if your company is showcasing).
  4. Register to be a sponsor. For more information on sponsorship, click here.

PowerPoint Submission: All presenters must submit a one-slide PowerPoint presentation, in widescreen format, to the EBC in advance, no later than Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Please submit via email to Ann Gisinger – agisinger@ebcne.org. Please make the email subject: “Climate Matchmaking Presentation”.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 21 After November 21
EBC Member Presenter: $50 Not Available
Non-Member Presenter: $80 Not Available
Government/Non-Profit Attendee: $25 Not Available
EBC Member Attendee $50 $70
Non-Member Attendee $80 $100
Government/Non-Profit Presenter: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Nov
29
Wed
EBC New Hampshire Program: New Hampshire Clean Energy Overview @ McLane Middleton
Nov 29 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC New Hampshire program will provide an overview of the regulatory and policy challenges associated with expanding and developing renewable energy resources in New Hampshire.  It will include discussions of recent legislative and regulatory initiatives, and issues associated with siting small and large scale renewables.

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Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair

  • Barry Needleman, Director, Administrative Law Department, McLane Middleton

Speaker Agenda

PUC/Legislative Update

  • Thomas B. Getz, Of Counsel, McLane Middleton

 Permitting and Policy Challenges Facing Developers

  • Edward Cherian, Senior Solar Project Manager, GE Solar

NH Site Evaluation Committee – Siting Challenges for Large Scale Renewables

  • Barry NeedlemanDirector, Administrative Law Department, McLane Middleton

Energy Efficiency and NH’s New Resource Standard

  • Tom Rooney, Vice President, Programs, TRC

Program Details

Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 27 After November 27
EBC Member: $65 $85
Non-Member: $95 $115
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Meet the EBC Committees & Wine Tasting @ Charter Contracting Company, LLC
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you like wine? Have you been waiting for the right opportunity to learn more about the EBC Committees? Here’s your chance to combine the two and join the EBC Ascending Professionals for a Wine Tasting event hosted at Charter Contracting Company in the South End. You will learn how to become involved in one (or more!) of the nine EBC Committees while sipping a variety of wines and enjoying paired appetizers. Don’t miss this great event!

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Your registration comes with unlimited (but responsible) wine tasting, paired appetizers, and great conversation.

Find out who will be in attendance from EBC’s Committees – click here for the Committee Leadership Attendee List.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Details

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 23 After November 23
Ascending Professional Rate: $25 $35
EBC Member Rate: $35 $45
Non-member Rate: $45 $55

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Nov
30
Thu
EBC Energy Resources Program: Briefing by the DOER Division Directors @ Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Nov 30 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

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This popular EBC Energy Resources Program is back for 2017, featuring Division Directors from the office of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), who will provide updates on the various programs within their respective divisions. This program provides an opportunity to get to know the leadership of DOER, who are charged with much of the decision making at the division and program levels of the agency.

Join us for an informative and lively discussion with these key DOER policy makers as they discuss ongoing and future programs, including pilot programs on storage and metering, technical assistance, and financial support.

About MassDOER: The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is the Commonwealth’s energy office, responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s energy supply to create a clean, affordable and resilient energy future. DOER is an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Julie Barry, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

DOER Director Presentations:

  • Arah Schuur, Director of Energy Efficiency
  • Mike Judge, Director of Renewable and Alternative Energy
  • Joanne Bissetta, Green Communities Deputy Director
  • Will Lauwers, Director of Emerging Technology
  • Jillian DiMedio, Assistant Director of Leading By Example Office

Following the Director Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Julie Barry of Prince Lobel Tye LLP.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> November 28 After November 28
EBC Member: $50 $70
Non-Member: $80 $100
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

EBC Ascending Professionals Program: Prime Tanning Brownfields Project – A Case Study @ University of New Hampshire - Kingsbury Hall - S145
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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This EBC Ascending Professionals New Hampshire program will bring young professionals together with students to find out more about brownfields and remediation projects.

The Prime Tanning Brownfields case study is a strategic look at how the town of Berwick, Maine embraced the reclamation and revitalization of the abandoned industrial manufacturing campus in the center of town. The panel will review how the town proactively became engaged in redeveloping the site, the role the environmental engineers played in project oversight and acquisition of funding, to the role of the environmental contractors who abated hazardous materials and demolished the unstable structures.

Join EBC on the University of New Hampshire campus for this entry-level workshop to find out more about brownfields projects in New Hampshire and beyond.

What is a “brownfield”?

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant”. The actual presence of contaminants on this “real property” must be determined by a carefully planned investigation known as an environmental site assessment (ESA). The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 made the purchaser of any real property liable for any contaminants on this property. CERCLA’s retroactive liability has made the performance of an ESA a practical necessity for any potential buyer of property, who naturally does not want to assume liability for the cleanup of any contaminants found there.

Brownfields are often abandoned, closed or under-used industrial or commercial facilities, such as an abandoned factory in a town’s former industrial section or a closed commercial building or warehouse in a suburban setting. Brownfields, however, can be located anywhere and can be quite small. For instance, many dry cleaning establishments and gas stations produced high levels of subsurface contaminants during their operation. A second growth forest or a vacant lot may contain contaminated fill or be the site of the illegal dumping of pollutants. According to the EPA there are presently over half a million brownfields in the United States, but this number only includes sites for which an ESA has been conducted. The actual number of brownfields is certainly many times greater.

Revitalization of unproductive brownfields has become an important issue for federal, state, and local governments as well as for real estate developers, law firms, and banking and insurance interests. Many contaminated brownfield sites sat idle and unused for decades because the cost of cleaning these sites was very high and uncertain. The cost of the clean-up was often greater than the land would be worth after remediation. These brownfields were often in prime locations, close to transportation and a local workforce. Abandoned building or fenced-off vacant lots depressed real estate values and incentives for economic growth. Remediation and redevelopment of these brownfields is often the key to creating jobs, expanding the tax base, and revitalizing the economy of local communities. Because of this federal and state programs have evolved to assist developers interested in cleaning up brownfield sites and redeveloping them for productive use. These programs provide technical assistance, regulatory guidance, liability protection, tax incentives, loans, as well as funding for ESAs, job training and cleanup.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

           
 

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Griffin Parodi, Program Co-Chair; Engineering Student, University of New Hampshire
  • Harrison Roakes, Program Co-Chair; Senior Project Engineer, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Danielle Sylvia, Program Co-Chair, Environmental Engineer, Golder Associates, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Prime Tanning Brownfields Project – A Case Study

  • Scott Knightly, Founder and CEO, EnviroVantage
  • David Massaro, Sr. Project Manager, EnviroVantage
  • Rip Patten, Vice President, Credere
  • Rick Vandenberg, Sr. Project Manager, Credere

Capital Regional Development Council Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

  • Stephen Heavener, Executive Director, Capital Regional Development Council

Program Details

Registration, Networking: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration
Professional Registration: $10
Student registrations are free. Students do not need to register.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30.

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Dec
1
Fri
New England Environmental Industry Summit @ One Financial Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Environmental Business International for an engaging discussion about why New England is a hotbed for the Environmental Industry.  In this one-day session we will discuss industry drivers, best practices and the long term market outlook for the industry and region. For more info and registration please email eis@ebimailbox.com.

EBC MEMBER REGISTRATION – $295 NON MEMBER REGISTRATION – $495

New England Environmental Industry Summit

December 1, 2017, 8am to 5pm

One Financial Center, Boston, Massachusetts (across from South Station)

Presented by Environmental Business International, publisher of Environmental Business Journal in association with 2020 Environmental Group and Environmental Business Council of New England.

AGENDA

8:00 – 9:00am – Coffee/Mixer

9:00 – 10:45 am: Market & Market Driver Overview

Grant Ferrier, Editor, Environmental Business Journal

Andy Paterson, Federal Market Analyst, Environmental Business Journal

Politics & Policy

An overview of the politics and policy driving the environmental industry in 2017 and 2018 by Andy Paterson featuring how the dust has settled in Washington after the 2016 election; how key agencies are staffed and functioning in the Trump Administration; legislation, regulation and executive orders that are affecting the environmental industry; and a summary of the recent EBI Fall Strategy Summit in DC.

National & Regional Market Outlook

A regional report on market dynamics in New England and nationwide by Grant Ferrier features a summary of EBJ’s recent analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering, remediation and environmental contracting segments; and results of EBJ’s 2017 survey of the environmental industry in New England highlighting growth sectors by client, service and media.

10:45 am – Break

11:00 – 12:00 noon: New England Regional Market Discussion:

Commercial and Industrial Development; Resilient Infrastructure and Resilient Cities; Opportunities in Transportation, Information and Technology Innovation

Panelists: Executives from Kleinfelder, CDM Smith, CH2M and others

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 pm – Growth & Strategy in Competitive Markets

Strategic Growth Planning and Execution in Environmental Services: Perspectives from senior executives of national and regional players

Moderator: Al Spiers – CEO, 2020 Environmental Group

Panelists: TBA

2:45 – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Strategic Growth through M&A

A summary or acquisition activity in the region and key players report on M&A strategy and integration.

Moderator: Dan Spiers, Partner, 2020 Environmental Group

Panelists:

Todd Musterait – Ecology & Environment

John Cowdery – TRC

Other – TBD

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Summit Wrap-Up and Q&A

New England Environmental Industry Summit Sponsors: CH2M, Tetra Tech, ICF

Dec
6
Wed
EBC Energy Resources Committee Program Planning Meeting @ Brown Rudnick
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Energy Resources Committee on Wednesday morning December 6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan energy programs and topic-specific committee meetings for winter/spring of 2018. EBC members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Energy Resources Committee are welcome to attend.

Member Login & Registration

Find out more about the EBC Energy Resources Committee.

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Program Planning Luncheon @ Covanta -
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please join EBC for a program planning luncheon of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan solid waste management programs and topic-specific committee meetings for winter/spring of 2018. EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee are welcome to attend. Lunch is provided – please contact EBC with any dietary restrictions.

Member Login & Registration

Find out more about the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee.

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

Dec
7
Thu
EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program Planning Meeting @ Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management - Room 300 -
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Rhode Island Chapter on Thursday morning, December 7, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan Rhode Island-based programs and topic-specific committee meetings for winter/spring of 2018. EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Rhode Island Chapter are welcome to attend.

Member Login & Registration

Find out more about the EBC Rhode Island Chapter.

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

EBC 19th Annual Winter Garden Party @ One Financial Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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EBC and LSPA are collaborating together on the 19th Annual Winter Garden Party in downtown Boston. Enjoy gourmet seasonal hors d’oeuvres and an open bar while you make new connections in the industry and mingle with colleagues and old friends.

Join us for the whole evening or drop in while you can.

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Calling all Young Professionals!
EBC and LSPA has a special reduced rate for you to attend. Take the opportunity to network not only with your peers but with professionals across the industry. The Ascending Professionals Rate applies to all those who have  been working in the industry for less than 10 years.

Holiday Giving – Sharing With Those Less FortunateFriends of Bostons Homeless

During this Holiday Season, please consider making a donation to Friends of Boston’s Homeless.

“Founded in 1987, Friends of Boston’s Homeless supports innovative, solution-oriented programs that help homeless individuals move beyond shelter to lead independent lives in our community. From basic emergency services to permanent affordable housing, the programs and services we support now help more than 400 people every year move beyond shelter to live independent lives in our community.”

During the completion of your registration for the Winter Garden Party EBC has created a donation entry – you choose the amount you with to donate. All proceeds will benefit Friends of Boston’s Homeless. (Donations are tax deductible.)

In 2016 over $250 was raised for Friends of Boston’s Homeless – thank you for your generosity.

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Toy Drive:
At the Winter Garden Party, EBC’s Young Environmental Professionals will be collecting unwrapped gifts to donate to Toys for Tots. You are encouraged to bring a toy!

 

Registration

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 29 After November 29 At the Door
EBC Member: $90 $115 $140
LSPA Member: $90 $115 $140
Non-Member: $120 $145 $170
Government/Non-Profit: $30 $55 $55
Ascending Professional: $30 $55 $55
USGBC Emerging Professionals: $30 $55 $55

Group Registration
For EBC and LSPA Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration. Only applies to full rate EBC Member and LSPA Member registrations.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC and LSPA Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $30
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.