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Rebecca Hall Tapped For WTS Board of Directors

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – January 28, 2015 – The Connecticut chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) recently elected Rebecca Ruitto Hall, P.E., to its Board of Directors.  She assumes the role of treasurer for the 2015-2016 calendar years.

Hall is a professional engineer with experience in traffic signal system designs, traffic impact studies and traffic management plans, as well as parking demand studies.  She recently designed the traffic signal system for the Bridgeport Hospital’s Park Avenue Campus development in Trumbull, which was a recipient of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers’ 2014 Transportation Achievement in Civil Engineering Award. She also has designed traffic control signals for communities such as Glastonbury, New Britain, and Danbury.  In addition, she has performed traffic impact studies and management plans for numerous other Connecticut cities and towns.

Hall joined Tighe & Bond’s Middletown, Connecticut office in 2011, and has been active in the WTS Connecticut chapter since that time.  A licensed professional engineer in Connecticut, she earned her bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut.  In addition to being a WTS member, she also is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.  Hall is also a resident of Glastonbury.

The WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. With more than 5,000 members, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders. http://www.wtsinternational.org/connecticut/

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 250 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.


Carbon Tax Panel Discussion hosted by NEWIEE

Posted January 22, 2015 by

Come join us as we learn about how carbon pricing could work in Massachusetts, and why “tax” may not be the right word for it.  This timely discussion will address carbon pricing, including State Senator Michael Barrett’s proposed carbon pricing legislation, and the interplay with the new Baker administration, EPA’s Clean Power Plan, RGGI, and the results of DOER’s recent study on a carbon fee or tax. It is sure to be a rousing and informative discussion. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.  The event is complimentary and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP (please also RSVP so your name can be added to security and bring a photo ID, which will be required).  We hope to see you there!


  • Zaurie Zimmerman, Zaurie Zimmerman Associates and Climate XChange


  • State Senator Michael Barrett
  • Wayne Davis, Harvest Power
  • Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts University, Professor of Economics

February 4, 2015 at the offices of Prince Lobel Tye LLP (100 Cambridge St, Boston)

  • 5:30 – 6pm registration and networking
  • 6 – 7:30pm panel and Q&A followed by networking



2015 Student Clean Energy Symposium

Posted January 21, 2015 by

An event for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the clean energy industry in Massachusetts and network with companies for an opportunity to gain a paid Summer 2015 internship. Be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume.

Register Here

9:00 am………………..Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am………………..Welcome and Opening Session

Welcome speakers: Alicia Barton,CEO of MassCEC and Dean Kenneth Freeman, Boston University School of Management

Opening Session: What is the Clean Energy Industry? Speaker: Phil Jordan, BW Research

10:30 am……………….Breakout Panel Session 1 (Students choose one)

Solar: With over 12,000 workers in the Massachusetts solar industry, learn how your skills and education are needed in this growing sector. Installation, sales and business, commercial development and solar policies are all topics that create this booming sector. Panelists: Paul Lyons, Zapotec Energy, Chad Laurent, Meister Consultants, Vikram Aggarwal, Energy Sage.

Water Innovation: Water is the world’s most precious resource and innovators across the globe are endeavoring to make water use cleaner and more efficient. The water innovation sector in Massachusetts needs talented young professionals to improve this aging infrastructure. This discussion will give you entry points into a career in water innovation and the needs for all majors to join the industry. Panelists: Lisa Marchewka, VP of Strategy and Marketing at Oasys Water, Faith Wallace-Gadsden, Founder and CEO of The Archimedes Project.

Big Data: This discussion will recognize the need for top talent to join the big data industry. The panel will feature employers that are seeking individuals with the analytical skills required to create energy efficiency software platforms across Massachusetts.Panelists: TBA

11:30 am………………Break

11:40 am……………..Breakout Panel Session 2 (Sessions repeated, students choose one)


Water Innovation

Big Data

12:40 pm……………….Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Enjoy lunch with your peers and hear from keynote speaker Geoff Chapin, founder and CEO of Next Step Living.

1:45 pm – 3:30 pm……Internship Fair

All students are invited to meet with over 30 Massachusetts clean energy companies for an opportunity to gain a PAID Summer 2015 internship. Companies include:

  • FloDesign Inc.
  • Protonex Technology Corporation
  • Kearsarge Energy LP
  • EFI Federation Inc
  • New England Water Innovation Network
  • Wrightgrid
  • Wegowise
  • Onforcesolar
  • Meister Consultants Group, INC
  • Nexamp
  • Boston Solar
  • Zapotec Energy
  • Building 36 Technologies
  • Loci Controls
  • RevolluSun.com
  • Altaerosenergies
  • KGS Buildings
  • Ambri
  • Byggmeister
  • Avanlache Energy
  • Northeeast Utilities
  • Rate it Green
  • Ekotrope
  • Solarone
  • Sustainable Minds
  • Gridco Systems
  • Solect Energy Development, LLC
  • Because Water
  • Conversation Services Group

*Students must attend the full day symposium to participate in the internship fair. Tickets will be distributed.

Register Here


Amy Doherty of GZA Joins EBC Site Remediation Committee Leadership Team

Posted January 20, 2015 by

The EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee is proud to welcome Amy Doherty onto its Leadership Team.

Amy T. Doherty, P.G., Senior Project Manager
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
5 Commerce Park North, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110
603.232.8763 // email


Amy’s Bio
Amy Doherty is GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.’s. Northern New England site assessment technical lead based in Bedford, New Hampshire. The focus of Amy’s technical practice area includes environmental due diligence for a broad range of government, commercial, and industrial clients requiring a sensitive, accurate assessment of the environmental conditions of a property or portfolio and the environmental risks associated with a particular transaction.  Amy also has extensive Brownfields redevelopment experience working with EPA, State governments and grantees to address environmental site assessment, remedial planning and remedial cleanups associated with redevelopment of contaminated properties.

Amy is a Professional Geologist with 20 years’ experience since earning a degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Environmental School of Forestry at Syracuse University.  She is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire. Amy volunteers with the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire (ACEC) and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association (BIA), actively participating in environmental committees in both organizations.