Energy, The Environment, and the Innovation Economy
Next January, as Governor Deval Patrick steps down from 8 years at the helm of Massachusetts State government, his leadership in the areas of energy and the environment will be missed. At the same time, the transition to a new Governor may offer opportunities for new and enhanced programs and policies on climate protection, sustainable transportation, parklands, green jobs, air and water quality, urban agriculture, fisheries, coastal management and many more areas that so greatly affect the quality of life in our communities. At this event, the candidates for Governor will engage in a moderated discussion on their views related climate change action, clean energy, jobs, sustainability, and the livability of our Commonwealth, as well as issues of climate change adaptation, energy efficiency and other related topics.
DERRICK JACKSON OF THE BOSTON GLOBE
DOUG FOY, FORMER SECRETARY OF COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by the Environmental Business Council, along with many others.
The event is complimentary but registration is required.
The Toxic Use Reduction Planners Association (TURPA) recently elected Jeffrey Bibeau to its board of directors for a two-year term. A Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and environmental compliance group leader at Tighe & Bond, Bibeau is also a certified Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planner who brings more than 20 years of experience in toxic use reduction to this appointment. He was also the first individual to receive the TUR Planner Champion Award last year from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) located at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
TURPA http://www.turpa.org/ is a professional organization dedicated to maintaining a high standard of integrity and professional practice for TUR Planners. Based in Framingham, this association represents all TUR Planners in Massachusetts, and works with Department of Environmental Protection on TUR planning requirements and changes.
A resident of Holyoke, Bibeau holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Metal Finishers, Printing Industries of New England, the Western Massachusetts Society of Engineers, and the Wood Products Manufacturing Association.
Tighe & Bond
Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Pocasset, Westfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation. With a team of more than 240 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.
Seasoned Environmental Engineer & LSP Brings 20 Years of Experience to the Helm
Marc Richards, P.E., LSP rejoined Tighe & Bond, Inc. this month as the growing firm’s newly appointed Vice President of Environmental Services. A Licensed Site Professional (LSP), he has more than 20 years of brownfields redevelopment, environmental assessment and cleanup, hazardous building materials abatement and demolition design, and construction management experience. He offers both public and private sector clients tailored expertise and solutions for their most complex environmental challenges.
Besides LSP and Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) services, Richards’ expertise includes oversight of environmental permitting, as well as above and below ground site cleanup, throughout the Northeast. In addition, he has overseen the assessment and cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) sites, is an industry expert on PCB issues located within building materials, and assessed and mitigated vapor intrusion issues. His portfolio includes a wide variety of land development projects where he has successfully worked with stakeholders to advance improvements while protecting the environmental and its natural resources.
“Well known in the industry, Marc is a trusted resource who will serve Tighe & Bond’s clients with professionalism and environmental expertise that is second to none. He is a welcome addition to Tighe & Bond’s leadership team,” says David Pinsky, President and CEO of Tighe & Bond.
Richards will work primarily out of Tighe & Bond’s Worcester, MA office but his involvement will be region-wide.
A resident of Westborough, Massachusetts, Richards earned his master of science in environmental engineering from Tufts University, and his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Marc is also active in many professional organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA), Environmental Business Council (EBC), National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), and the National Demolition Association (NDA).
Tighe & Bond
Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Pocasset, Westfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation. With a team of more than 230 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.
Each year, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding environmental/energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards Celebration. These awards were established by the EBC to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBC.
Nominations are being accepted in one or more of the categories listed below. You are encouraged to self nominate and to nominate programs and/or projects where your company (perhaps working with other EBC member companies) has been an active participant.
All nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 21 at 8:00pm.
The Paul G. Keough Environmental-Energy Award for Government Service
This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on January 4, 1994, recognized the significant contribution made by Paul Keough and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding environmental leadership in government service.
Paul Keough (1946-1994) was one of the first employees hired at the EPA Boston office when it opened in 1971 and served the agency for over twenty years, earning accolades as a hard-nosed, energetic bureaucrat with an abiding commitment to the environment. Mr. Keough began at the EPA as the agency’s press secretary, and spent over 10 years as the deputy administrator for New England
This award, created by resolution of the Board of Directors in 1994, is presented to a public or private corporation in recognition of their outstanding corporate environmental leadership and contribution to the quality of the environment in New England. Historically, the selected organization is one has had a close working relationship with an EBC member company. To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of John A.S. McGlennon to the protection and enhancement of the environment in New England, a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, September 10, 2002, advanced the name of this award to the John A. S. McGlennon Environmental Award for Corporate Leadership.
The Environmental-Energy Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry was established in 1995 to honor a senior level individual in the environmental industry in recognition of their meritorious service, leadership, and dedication to the quality of the environment and to the development of the environmental industry in New England.
To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of Stephen G. Lewis to the environmental industry, a resolution of the Board of Directors on October 2, 2000, advanced the name of this award to the Stephen G. Lewis Environmental Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry.
This award was established by resolution of the Board of Directors on February 5, 2001 in recognition of outstanding environmental and/or energy leadership by a non-profit organization.
This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, recognizes an environmentally-related endeavor which is a joint or shared project between an EBC member and another person or entity and which reflects the global environmental values and human spirit exemplified by Nicholas Humber.
Nicholas Humber (1941-2001) President, Brae Burn Management, was an active member of the EBC. He served as the chair of the EBC’s Innovative Technology Committee from 1997 to 2000; and prior to that chaired the International Business Committee
This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, is awarded to a Brownfields project in which an EBC member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.
To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of James D.P. Farrell to the Brownfields Program, a resolution of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2005 advanced the name of this award to the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award.
This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on January 13, 2009, recognizes a company, organization, person or project that supports the environmental/energy industry.