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ESS Welcomes Stephanie Wilson, Project Scientist

Posted February 7, 2013 by

February 7, 2013 – Waltham, Massachusetts – ESS is pleased to welcome Stephanie Wilson as a Project Scientist to the Ecological Services & Environmental Permitting Practice in Waltham.  Stephanie is a marine biologist with 15 years of experience in environmental permitting and compliance.  At ESS, she will be responsible for performing technical and regulatory assignments, as well as contributing to business development activities and assisting with the continued growth of the company’s ecological science and environmental permitting service offerings.

Stephanie’s technical background and experience is in the marine and coastal science business sector, specifically in developing federal and state environmental impact assessments, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance, and dredged material characterization and disposal monitoring work, driven by both public and private sector clients. “Stephanie’s wide range of expertise in water protection and restoration will increase ESS’s capacity to serve the growing water resources market that our clients are increasingly demanding,” said ESS Vice President Carl Nielsen.

Stephanie most recently worked for AECOM where she served as Senior Project Manager preparing environmental impact assessments and coordinating field sampling activities. She designed and implemented numerous monitoring programs for Clean Water Act and NPDES 316 compliance. In addition, she served as the Deputy Program Manager for the dredged material disposal monitoring program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a MS in Marine Biology with a specialization in fisheries and holds a BS in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire.

About ESS Group, Inc.
ESS Group, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Our team is comprised of scientists, engineers, and environmental specialists who provide full life-cycle engineering and consulting services, with a primary focus on energy projects. For more information, contact us at news@essgroup.com or subscribe to receive ESS News and Regulatory Updates via email.


MassCEC Seeks Technical Consultants to Evaluate Hydropower Applications

Posted February 7, 2013 by

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is seeking proposals from qualified technical consultants who can assist in the evaluation of applications for funding for hydropower facility development or upgrade.

The areas of evaluation generally include the technical approach of the proposed projects, confirmation of applicants’ energy generation estimates and confirmation that the proposed budgets are reasonable and consistent with the competitive procurement of materials and services.

MassCEC strongly suggests that consultants interested in providing these services to MassCEC carefully consider the potential for conflict of interest that may arise if they also have clients who seek hydro-related grant funding from MassCEC.

Proposals are due Feb. 20, 2013.  Further details and instructions are available at http://masscec.com/index.cfm/cdid/14610/pid/11161


Tighe & Bond Receives Engineering Excellence Award

Posted February 6, 2013 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – February 6, 2013 – Last month, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT) presented Tighe & Bond with a 2013 Engineering Excellence Award for a multi-million dollar upgrade at the Putnam Water Filtration Plant (WFP) in Greenwich, Connecticut. Presentation of the award took place at the 2013 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held on January 17th at the Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Environmental Industry Summit 2013 Set for Wednesday, March 6th!

Posted February 4, 2013 by

The Environmental Industry Summit XI is a national three-day event bringing together professionals from the environmental industry. With an ideal setting, ample networking opportunities and presentations and panel discussions from environmental industry executives and analysts, the Environmental Industry Summit offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective on today’s environmental industry.

Environmental Industry Summit XI is March 6-8, 2013 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California.


West Coast’s best networking event in the environmental industry.

  • EBJ’s State-of-the-Industry presentation (All registrants receive an electronic data set.)
  • EBJ’s man in Washington Andy Paterson reports on new administration, climate & energy policy and their impact on budgets and programs.
  • Annual EBJ and CCBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet and ceremony on Wednesday night.


The Environmental Industry Summit kicks off at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, with an opening session led by EBJ’s Federal Analyst Andy Paterson, who reports on Politics, Policy & Market Factors in the Obama II post-election era, and how the environmental industry will be impacted in 2013-2014. This is followed by the EBJ Market Overview, which shares proprietary industry statistics in this state-of-the-industry session (Grant Ferrier, Editor, Environmental Business Journal) An Executive Response Panel of top executives will then “stress-test” the industry outlook and render opinions on how their companies will strategically and tactically address industry challenges.

The agenda for Thursday, March 7 will feature several presentations and panel discussions, including Growth Markets in Environmental ServicesStrategy, Ownership Transition and M&A.

The agenda for Friday, March 8 will address key themes in Global Markets, including Global Environmental Markets & Resource Development, and Global Environmental Markets & Emerging Services.

The Environmental Industry Summit is designed for CEOs and senior executives in environmental service and technology firms, investors, government agencies and others seeking perspective on present and future environmental markets. Attendees are typically a mix of CEOs and owners of mid-sized and small consulting & engineering, remediation and analytical services firms, corporate development executives and managers in large C&E and EPC firms, and a variety of government program managers, investors, analysts and contractors.

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EBC Members receive a discounted rate!

The Environmental Business Council of New England is participating as an Association Partner of the Environmental Industry Summit.  EBC members receive a special rate of $795 (a $200 savings!). To register at the discounted rate please email Jenny @ ebimailbox.com or call 619-295-7685 x13 and reference your EBC membership.


John Figurelli is New Chair and Matthew Clark is Vice Chair of EBC Connecticut Chapter

Posted February 1, 2013 by

It gives the EBC great pleasure to announce that John Figurelli of Weston & Sampson and Matthew Clark, CEO of TMC Environmental will respectively be the new chair and vice chair of the EBC Connecticut Chapter.

The mission of the EBC Connecticut Chapter is to identify and address issues of concern and of interest to EBC members and their clients in Connecticut. Issues include legislative, regulatory, policy and technology developments that impact the Connecticut marketplace. Networking and business development opportunities will also be explored.

Topics Include:

  • Air & Climate Change
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Issues
  • Site Remediation and Redevelopment Including Managing PCBs
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water and Wastewater

Members of the EBC Connecticut Chapter’s Leadership Team include:

  • John Abplanalp, Vice President, Resource Options, Inc.
  • Fran Hoey, Senior Vice President, Tighe & Bond
  • Carl Stopper, Vice President, TRC Environmental
  • Scott Sutter, Co-Founder & Vice President, Howes Insurance Group
  • John Wadsworth, Partner, Brown & Rudnick LLP
  • Mitchell Wurmbrand, Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.