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David Murphy joins the EBC NH Chapter Leadership Team

Posted June 15, 2012 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that David A. Murphy of Tighe & Bond has joined the EBC NH Chapter Leadership Team.  Please join me in welcoming David to this new role.
David is joining fellow members of the EBC NH Chapter Leadership Team:

  • Charles A. Crocetti, Ph.D., P.G., Vice President and Principal, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Peter M. King, P.E., LSP, LEP, Associate, GeoSyntec Consultants
  • Tom Rooney, Technical Director, TRC Energy Services

As well as Chapter Chair Robert Hasevlat, Business Development Manager at Normandeau Associates, Inc. and Vice Chair Russ Lagueux, President at EnviroSense, Inc.

For more information please follow this link to the EBC NH Chapter website.

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Russell Schuck to lead EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted June 15, 2012 by

Please join me in welcoming Russell to this new role and thanking past chair Jeanine Grachuk of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. who will continue as a member of the leadership team.
Members of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Leadership Team include:

  • Rayo Bhumgara, President, Sustainable Strategies 2050 LLC
  • Laurent C. Levy, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Project Manager, Gradient
  • Paul Manna, Building Sciences Practice Leader, TRC Companies
  • Charles Myette, Vice President, Brown and Caldwell
  • David M. Peter, CEO, Site Restoration Technologies LLC
  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Team Leader, Weston & Sampson, Inc.
  • Carl Shapiro, LSP, Principal, Wheatstone Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
  • Neil Thurber, P.E., Senior Project Manager

For more information please follow this link to the EBC RI Chapter website.
Thank you,
Daniel K. Moon
President & Executive Director, EBC

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2012 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards

Posted June 12, 2012 by

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) is an effort to advance the careers and leadership of women in the field of clean energy. C3E is an international initiative within the Clean Energy Ministerial dialog. C3E partner governments are committed to advancing professional women in clean energy in their societies.

MIT is working with DOE to implement the US component of the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program. The C3E Awards will recognize mid-career women with outstanding accomplishments in clean energy. The 2012 Awards will be given by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the C3E Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 28, 2012. Each of the six awards will carry a $10,000 cash prize.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Submit a no mination at www.C3Eawards.org . Nominations are open until July 2, 2012

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Innovation and technology development
  • Entrepreneurship and innovative business models
  • Corporate implementation
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Advancements for the developing world
  • Education and mentorship of emerging women leaders
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New Bedford Boat Slip Clean-up Wins Award for Cooperation

Posted June 1, 2012 by

The slip, located across the street from the Waterfront Grill, was used as a manufactured gas plant from the 1800s through 1950. A byproduct of the plant’s manufacturing methane ethylene and hydrogen gas, the plant would dump coal tar onto the floor of the harbor.
The contamination was discovered more than 50 years after the plant closed when the Coast Guard noticed an oil sheen in the harbor that was bubbling up from under the sediment in the slip. The slip is currently owned by Sprig Electric, which will receive the Nicholas Humber Environmental-Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration along with NStar, which carried out the remediation, and city, state and federal environmental protection organizations.

“This project is a great example of both collaboration and innovation,” President and Executive Director of the Environmental Business Council Daniel Moon said. “So many entities were involved in this project, they had to cooperate to get it done in a timely fashion.” Last summer, crews worked to clean the outer slip of coal tar and put the waste into the 18,000-square-foot inner slip, which was then filled in with concrete. NStar Spokesman Mike Durand said the cleanup was completed quickly because of a faster than usual permitting process and was made easier by the collaboration. “Everyone needed to be on board and they were,” he said.

Now, the outer slip is clean and used by ships, while the inner slip, covered with gravel, has been used by sea gulls to smash their shells. In addition to paying for the mitigation of the slip, NStar donated money to the Army Corps of Engineers and is helping fund a city project that will increase the amount of wetlands at the Rivers End Park.

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Edmund Coletta said the award highlights the importance of collaboration in remediation efforts.

“All the parties came together to come up with a solution that worked for everyone,” he said. “We got it done and we got it done right, for all the parties, but also for the environment, too.”

By Ariel Wittenberg
New Bedford Standard-Times

Click here for the online version of this article.

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