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NSTAR releases its 2011 Sustainability Report

Posted March 30, 2012 by

As a locally-based business, NSTAR recognizes the importance of conducting business in a way that respects and improves the lives of our customers and the communities we serve. We view it as our obligation to continuously work to achieve long-term sustainability in all aspects of our business.

All 3,000 NSTAR employees take this commitment seriously, with clear direction coming directly from senior leadership. To that end, we encourage you to read a special message from our CEO Tom May.


Trevor Hardy Joins BlueWave Capital as Partner

Posted March 22, 2012 by

BOSTON, MA, March 13, 2012 –Boston-based BlueWave Capital, a renewable energy project development company, today announced that Trevor Hardy has joined as Partner, effective immediately.
Mr. Hardy will be a key strategic resource for the company, responsible for helping BlueWave expand its geographic reach within New England, the Caribbean and into his native South Africa.  BlueWave Capital has recently established a partnership for development of solar PV projects in South Africa, BlueWave SA Pty Ltd. In addition to his other responsibilities, Mr. Hardy will lead the development efforts of BlueWave SA.

Mr. Hardy brings high-level acquisitions, development and structured finance experience from the commercial real estate sector.  Most recently, he served as Senior Director and Regional Finance Director at Tishman Speyer, a leading owner, developer, and manager of first-class real estate across the globe.  During his tenure at Tishman Speyer, Mr. Hardy closed more than $1 billion in real estate transactions and was responsible for overseeing 2.5 million square feet of Class A office space in Boston.

Mr. Hardy joins partners John P. DeVillars and Eric Graber-Lopez at BlueWave. DeVillars, former New England Administrator of the EPA and former Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, founded BlueWave in 2003.  Currently BlueWave Capital is developing more than 30MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on behalf of Massachusetts communities, municipal utilities and educational institutions.  “Trevor is an ace and we are very fortunate to have him join our team,” said DeVillars, BlueWave


Pam Hall, President and CEO of Normandeau Associates, Honored as a 2012 Outstanding Woman in Business

Posted March 14, 2012 by
Bedford, NH – Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Ms. Pam Hall, President and CEO of Normandeau Associates was selected as one of six recipients of the New Hampshire Business Review 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award, out of over 100 nominees. Pam was chosen for her long term leadership of Normandeau Associates, one of the nation’s largest natural sciences-based environmental consulting firms with corporate headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire. She became President in 1987, when the firm was owned by a large public corporation and she led the charge to buy out the firm in 2000 and make it an employee-owned company. Since 2000, Normandeau Associates has grown from $19 million to $29 million in revenue and has over 250 employees nation-wide. She guided the firm through the difficult economic time of the last three years; when many other firms were struggling, Normandeau Associates was growing. Recently, the firm has expanded into California and Florida and has added a significant number of key hires.

Pam was also cited for her contributions to the community. Currently, she serves on several non-profit boards including the Environmental Business Council of New England, located in Boston, Massachusetts, where she has been Treasurer since 1997; Volunteer New Hampshire, where she has been Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee; the New Hampshire Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership; and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Previously, she served on the Board of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire for 6 years including three years as Chair. She was a founding Board member of the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where she served for 17 years including terms as Chair and Vice Chair.

As a leader in the environmental industry in New England, and President and CEO of Normandeau Associates, Pam has forged numerous bonds with other industry partners, non-profits and various communities. Under her leadership, Normandeau Associates has developed and implemented Company Core Values which include Community Involvement. This ethic has encouraged staff members to be actively involved in their own communities.

About Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Normandeau Associates, Inc. is one of the largest science-based environmental consulting firms in the United States serving both the private and public sectors. Founded in 1970, it is a trusted leader in delivering sound, innovative scientific solutions to a global clientele. Normandeau’s extensive team of experienced field scientists, analysts, researchers, and permitting specialists delivers technically credible information to help achieve project goals, meets regulatory requirements, and promotes sustainable economic development while protecting and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire with offices nationwide, Normandeau is 100% owned by its employees. For more information please contact Normandeau at (603) 472-5191 or visit www.normandeau.com



Epsilon Associates Congratulates Deerin Babb-Brott

Posted March 9, 2012 by

Deerin, former Director of Regulatory Affairs at Epsilon and former Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Zone Management at MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, is ideally qualified for this position advancing stewardship of the oceans, coasts and Great Lakes. He will direct collaboration with industry, environmental groups, states, tribes, academia and governmental agencies to advance the President’s National Ocean Policy. For more information, follow this link:


Epsilon Associates, Inc.
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 250
Maynard, MA  01754
(978) 897-7100


Navigating Sustainability Workshop: Practical Steps to Meet Growing Demands

Posted March 8, 2012 by

Sustainserv and the Newburyport Cleantech Center are teaming up again!  This time, they are hosting a free workshop for businesses to explore how they can meet the expectations of customers, suppliers and employees who are growing increasingly sophisticated regarding sustainability.

Expectations regarding sustainability management is starting to influence relationships between suppliers and customers.  Commonly, suppliers feel pressure from their customers to demonstrate responsible initiatives.  Conversely, many companies are recognizing the business case for sustainable operations and want to implement sustainability standards throughout their supply chain.
This workshop will provide a roadmap for navigating through these discussions.  Learn how your business can meet the sustainability expectations of your customers and consider what sustainability requests you should consider asking your vendors.   Hear from experts in the field who have guided business through these very issues and local business leaders who will share their experiences.     Sign up now!

When: March 14, 2012 from 8:00am-10:00am EST
Where: Newburyport Cleantech Center

10 Mulliken Way, Newburyport, MA 01950-4033

How: Registration for this event is free. Click here to register.