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May
30
Wed
EBC Connecticut Chapter Program Planning Meeting @ Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Connecticut Chapter on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan Connecticut programs and topic-specific meetings for fall/winter of 2018. EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Connecticut Chapter are welcome to attend.

This meeting will be followed by the EBC Third Annual Connecticut Chapter Summer Gathering – join us!

Find out more about the EBC Connecticut Chapter.

EBC Member Registration

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 Third Annual Connecticut Chapter Summer Gathering @ Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking

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You’re invited to the EBC’s Third Annual Connecticut Chapter Summer Gathering!

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Invite your clients, colleagues, and industry friends to join you for this early summer evening of freshly brewed beer and the chance to enjoy the patio at Connecticut Valley Brewing! Join us for the whole evening or drop in to enjoy included appetizers and an open bar, and if the weather holds there will be outdoor picnic tables and lawn games.

About Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Launched in 2012, Connecticut Valley Brewing Company is an independently owned and operated family business. The company was founded by two Connecticut locals who dreamt of opening a brewery for many years and always wanted to create a place where the community could gather and enjoy each other’s company. Their facility is situated in the heart of the Connecticut Valley, in picturesque South Windsor, just a short, five minute drive to the banks of the beautiful Connecticut River. Find Out More

Event Details

Networking, Open Bar, and Appetizers: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Ample on-site parking is available.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through May 16 After May 16 At-the-Door (May 30)
EBC Member: $30 $35 $55
Non-Member: $40 $45 $65
Government/Non-Profit: $15 $15 $35

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, May 25 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 Wednesday, May 30. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $15
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $15
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

May
31
Thu
EBC Rhode Island Workshop: Pizza, Beer & PCBs – An Introductory Workshop on PCB Assessment and Remediation @ Isle Brewers Guild
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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This EBC Rhode Island Workshop will provide an opportunity to network and learn in an informal setting with pizza and beer! The Interactive Question and Response session (trivia!) allows attendees to answer questions with audience responses posted in real time. Audience members will be allowed to debate answers given in a lively but brief manner. Following trivia, Ross Hartman of Strategic Environmental Services will give a brief presentation.

An open bar and pizza are included in your registration!

Program Chair:

  • Steve Beek, Business Development Manager, New England, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory

Panel Moderator

  • Ross Hartman, President, Strategic Environmental Services

Program Details

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

Registration: $25

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 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, May 31. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Jun
1
Fri
EBC Infrastructure Workshop: Update and Overview of WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan Program @ Nixon Peabody LLP
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

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This EBC Infrastructure Committee workshop will focus on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and the opportunities for funding water infrastructure programs in New England.

The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation’s water infrastructure (wastewater, drinking water and stormwater) by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects. WIFIA program is now accepting letters of interest for up to $5.5 billion in loans.

Eligible borrowers are:

  • Local, state, tribal, and federal government entities
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Corporations and trusts
  • Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs

The purpose of the workshop is to:

  • Foster a greater understanding of the requirements of the WIFIA program
  • Pave the way for successful letters of interest to the WIFIA program.
  • WIFIA letter of interest deadline extended to July 31, 2018

Guest speakers from U.S. EPA in Washington DC will introduce the WIFIA program, including eligibility information, key credit terms, and high-level benefits. They will also review the loan application process, focusing on the current open selection round.

This workshop is complimentary. Registration is required due to building security.

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Speaker Agenda

Welcome, Program Introduction and Overview

  • Jake San Antonio, Program Moderator; Chair, EBC Infrastructure Committee; Managing Director – Environmental Resources, VHB

An Overview of the WIFIA Program

  • Arielle Gerstein, Program Manager, WIFIA Program, U.S. EPA, Office of Wastewater Management

How to Apply for a WIFIA Loan

  • Karen Fligger, Senior Project Manager, WIFIA Program, U.S. EPA, Office of Wastewater Management

The program will conclude with a moderated discussion.

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 Details

Registration, Networking: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration – this workshop is complimentary.

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Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 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 Thursday, May 31. Walk-in registration is accepted.

Jun
4
Mon
EBC Air Quality Program: New MassDEP Air Regulations (310 CMR 7.00) – Recip Engines @ Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

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This EBC Air Program will provide an update on the newly promulgated MassDEP air regulations as they pertain to reciprocating internal combustion engines and present an overview of industry trends in use of such engines. The new regulations define emergency use differently, and there are trends at various end use sectors (industry and institutions) in engines’ modes of employment. Altered modes of employment include demand response, peak shaving, and non-remunerative / non-emergency use.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Dorothy Buckoski, P.E., AIChE Fellow, Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Ray Berkebile, Senior Director, Engineering, CPower Energy Management
  • Maura Hawkins, President, Berkshire Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Joseph Kapas, Utility Engineer, Williams College
  • Sten Levin, Gas Energy Technical Manager, Milton CAT Power Systems
  • Michael Sanford, Team Leader, Sales Application Engineer, Cummins Inc.
  • Marc Wolman, Branch Chief, Stationary Facilities, Air Pollution Control, MassDEP Boston Office

Program Details

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

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through May 31 After May 31
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 Thursday, May 31 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 Friday, June 1. 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.

EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Program Planning Luncheon @ Covanta -
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please join EBC for a program planning luncheon of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee on Monday, June 4, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan solid waste management programs and topic-specific committee meetings for fall/winter 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.

EBC Member 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.

Jun
5
Tue
EBC New Hampshire Program: Current Trends in Stormwater Management in New Hampshire and Site Visit to the UNH Stormwater Center @ University of New Hampshire - Cocheco Room
Jun 5 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor


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This EBC New Hampshire program will discuss stormwater systems currently in place and innovative stormwater system design and redevelopment. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, a dynamic research, testing and educational facility serving as a technical resource for water manager, planners, and design engineers in New England and beyond.

Tom Ballestero, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire and Director of the UNH Stormwater Center, will discuss diverse examples of recently installed state of the art stormwater systems, including a brownfields redevelopment site, a new housing development, and a retrofit system for the City of Dover, NH. He will also review on-campus projects and will guide the tour of the UNH Stormwater Center.

Speakers from NH DES and the City of Concord, NH will provide their own observations on trends in stormwater management. A robust panel discussion will explore new stormwater management technologies, green infrastructure, municipal stormwater management and financing, and the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on stormwater systems.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (4.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Speaker Agenda:

Introduction and Overview

  • Harry Stewart, Program Co-Chair, Senior Associate, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • Tony Will, Program Co-Chair, Engineered Soils, Read Custom Soils, LLC

Putting Theory into Practice: Municipal and Other Case Studies – Stormwater Treatment Applications

  • Thomas Ballestero, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire; Director, UNH Stormwater Center, University of New Hampshire

Panel Discussion

  • Regulator’s Perspective – Ridgely Mauck, P.E., Administrator, Alteration of Terrain, NHDES
  • Municipal Perspective – Dave Cedarholm, P.E., City Engineer, City of Concord, NH
  • Academic Perspective – Thomas Ballestero, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire; Director, UNH Stormwater Center, University of New Hampshire

Tour of On-Campus Stormwater Retrofit Systems

  • Thomas Ballestero

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (4.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Details

Registration, Networking: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Site Visit: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration

EBC Member: Complimentary
Non-Member: $25
Government/Non-Profit: Complimentary

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1 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, June 4. Walk-in registration is accepted.

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Jun
8
Fri
Design World Views on Adaptation and Resiliency @ University of Massachusetts Club
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

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Design leaders and urban design exemplars from around the world offer a wealth of inspiration and instruction for climate adaptation and carbon neutrality. This fourth installment in the series of quarterly Climate Adaptation Forums, organized jointly by the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at UMass Boston, will focus on design on an international, regional, and local scale.

To begin this Forum Jurgen Bruns-Berentelg, President and CEO of HafenCity, will discuss what is arguably the most innovative flood-protection development in Europe. This climate adaptation development has resulted in the transformation of Hamburg, Germany’s old port into a vibrant new commercial, residential and civic district. Through bold public investment in raised streets and infrastructure together with competitive selection used the development was able to attract massive private investment and leading architecture.

Herbert Dreiseitl, the leader of Ramboll’s Living Cities Lab, will follow with a global review of inspiring design solutions for living with water – including examples from Germany, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and the United States. He will highlighting how technical innovation and aesthetic strategies are integrated to achieve exemplary climate adaptations at urban scales.

After a networking break, a rapid-fire panel discussion will energize the audience. The focus will be on planning and design challenges and successes for climate adaptation projects from around New England.

Forum Co-Chairs:

  • Jason Hellendrung, Vice President, Planning & Design, Tetra Tech
  • Ellen Watts, Principal, Co-Founder, Architerra Inc.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, CEO, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
  • Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Liveable Cities Lab, Ramboll
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Jun
11
Mon
EBC Energy Resources Committee Program Planning Meeting @ Brown Rudnick
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Energy Resources Committee on Wednesday morning May 30, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan energy programs and topic-specific committee meetings for fall/winter 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.

Jun
12
Tue
EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Organics Processing In New England – A Firm Foundation for Growth @ Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Jun 12 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Thank you to our Silver Sponsor


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Inspired by the sustainability movement and the DEP Organics Waste Ban of 2014, an infrastructure for the transportation and processing of food and green waste has been evolving in Massachusetts. This includes hauling, composting, anaerobic digestion, depackaging, and diversion to animal feed. Each niche has its own rules on what it can accept, and its own challenges. This EBC Solid Waste Management program will have speakers from across the industry discuss their field’s obstacles and successes.

General 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:

  • Gretchen Carey, LEED Green Associate, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, Republic Services

Speakers:

  • Robert Beaudoin, Superintendent, Environmental Services, Town of Lexington, MA
  • Cheri Cousens, Executive Director, Greater Lawrence Sanitary District
  • John Hanselman, Chairman & CEO, Vanguard Renewables
  • Corey Rossen, Technical Sales Manager, Food Waste Processing, Ecoverse
  • Mark Troiano, President, Troiano Trucking, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be ample time for Q&A.

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 May 29 Through June 8 After June 8
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $35 $50 $50

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, June 8 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, June 11. 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.