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NESEA’s BuildingEnergy 15 takes place March 3-5

Posted February 27, 2015 by


Knowledge, experience, community: BuildingEnergy 15

The BuildingEnergy Conference and Tradeshow, held March 3 – 5, in Boston, MA is the Northeast’s premier gathering for sustainable design, high performance building, and renewable energy professionals. Produced by volunteer members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), 3,500+ gather to discuss sustainability in the built environment. Attendees span all sectors of the building & energy industries so you can ask tough questions, get honest answers, and strengthen your practice. Up to 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.

Click here for more information.

Discount codes available:

  • EXPOATBE15 – free trade show pass
  • EARLYSESSIONS – reverts pricing back to earlybird levels

Area’s Top Women in Energy and Environment to be Honored April 16th

Posted February 26, 2015 by


NEWIEE Honors Leaders in the Field

Boston, MA (February 25, 2015) New England Women In Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are pleased to announce their Fifth Annual Awards Gala recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6-9pm at the Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Cheryl Martin, Former Acting Deputy Director Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). She will be joined by presentations from the following four awardees.

NEWIEE Achievement Awards:

  • Sara J. Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Maine Power (CMP)
  • Heather Hunt, in honor of Allison Smith, Executive Director, New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE)
  • Nancy L. Seidman, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Air and Waste, MA Department of Environmental Protection

NEWIEE Leadership Award:

  • Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Founding Principal and Chairman of the Board, Nitsch Engineering

Purchase your tickets for this inspirational night through this link.

If interested in sponsoring this event, contact Carter Wall at 617-519-6511 or mcarterwall@gmail.com.

Jennifer MacNeil
NEWIEE Gala Publicity Manager
Email: jennifermacneil99@gmail.com
Cell Phone: 774-258-0280

Founded in Boston in 2008 by a group of eminently accomplished women in the sector, NEWIEE harnesses the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the areas of energy and the environment. Comprised of members across the public and private divisions, as well as various age groups, NEWIEE is also a stimulating forum for networking, sharing of expertise, information and mentoring.


EBC C&D Committee Merges with EBC Solid Waste Management Committee

Posted February 24, 2015 by

The EBC Board has voted to merge the EBC Construction and Demolition Materials Committee into the EBC Solid Waste Committee. Tony Wespiser, Co-Chairman of the former C&D Materials Committee will become Vice Chairman of the Solid Waste Committee and Tom Mackie will remain Chairman of the Solid Waste Committee. Tony’s continued leadership will ensure that the functions of the EBC C&D Committee, particularly planning of the 10th Annual C&D Materials Regional Summit, will continue and that C&D issues will continue to be addressed in the context of the Solid Waste Committee.

The C&D Committee was developed at a time when the MassDEP and the C&D processing industry were actively discussing and developing performance standards for C&D processors and to follow up on the action items developed at each year’s C&D Summit. Since that work has been largely completed, the need for a separate C&D Committee has diminished. In addition, since many of the EBC members involved in the C&D Committee were also very involved the Solid Waste Committee there is little remaining need for a stand alone C&D Committee.

Those EBC members who have a particular interest in C&D materials are encouraged to join the EBC Solid Waste Committee Leadership team and actively participate in committee meetings, program planning and sponsorship, particularly the annual C&D Summit. Thanks go out to those many individuals, companies and government officials who have actively participated in the C&D Committee. We look forward to seeing you at future EBC Solid Waste Committee meetings and programs.


Invitation: Quebec Delegation of Energy Companies in Boston March 4 & 5

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Several Quebec companies that are interested in pursuing business opportunities in New England will be in Boston on March 4 and 5 for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) conference.

Below is a list of those Quebec companies interested in meeting with members of the EBC to explore opportunities to work together. The companies will be available for meetings on Wednesday, March 4th or Thursday, March 5th, at the Omni Parker House (60 School Street) in Boston.

If you are interested in meeting with one or more of these companies, as soon as possible, please contact:
Jonathan Soohoo, Communications Manager, Conover + Gould Strategic Communications

O: 202-362-2222
M: 202 617-7615


Company Profiles

Demtroys Technology Inc.

Demtroys offers a leading heat control solution for the multi-residential market, combining energy savings and tenant comfort. Our multi-source wireless technology works with any size of building and generates savings from 10% to 35% (average 20%) for an 18-month to 5-year payback period. Whether you have electrical, hot water, fuel or natural gas heating, Demtroys has adequate technology to adapt to all heating systems. Today, Demtroys™ System is
installed in more than 5,500 units and 100 buildings in several major cities in Canada.

Potential Target Markets:

  • Affordable housing, retirement homes, social housing
  • Housing associations/property managers
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Hydro Utilities Corporation (Conservation and demand management department)
  • Natural Gas Corp. (Demand side management department

Dettson Industries Inc.

Dettson Industries has evolved from being a major manufacturer of heating appliances to the development of sustainable space conditioning solutions. Dettson’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions to the HVAC (heating,
ventilation, air conditioning) industry by offering systems designed to maximize residential comfort. Dettson has a complete line of gas furnaces, including a small capacity, high efficiency furnace for apartments and condominiums.

Potential Target Markets:

  • Green builders
  • Boston Society of Architects
  • Building associations
  • LEED architects
  • Contractors/developers for new highrises/condos/light commercial

ESIM Green Heating Solutions Inc.

ESIM Green Heating Solutions Inc. is a manufacturer of complete boiler rooms, with efficient, easily adaptable pellet and wood chip biomass boilers using European technology to produce commercial and industrial air and water heating units for Canada and the United States. ESIM’s primary mission is to develop and market new and innovative ecodesigned commercial heating solutions that provide environmental benefits, economic advantages for users and easily adaptability.

Potential Target Markets:

  • Commercial/organizations: schools, churches, community centers, building managers, contractors
  • Oil distributor company, potentially interested in converting some of their trucks to pellet trucks
  • Biomass delivery companies
  • Distributors specializing in mechanical plumbing (Converting oil/propane boiler to pellets or woodchips biomass)

Gaz Metro

With more than $6 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Québec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves 300 municipalities and more than 195,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of more than 305,000 customers.


ACEC/CT Bestows 2015 Grand Award to Tighe & Bond

Posted February 19, 2015 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – February 19, 2015 –The American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT) honored Tighe & Bond and the Town of East Lyme, CT with the 2015 Grand Award during its Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony on January 12 at the Middletown Inn. Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in civil and environmental engineering, won praise for its design of the $10 million East Lyme–New London water system interconnection that ends more than 20 years of summer water shortages in East Lyme, Connecticut.

Applauded by local and state dignitaries as a model of regional cooperation for its unique water “banking” solution, this landmark inter-municipal project was completed last year, and is the first of its kind in Connecticut. The interconnection allows East Lyme to “bank” excess water from its wells at New London’s Lake Konomoc reservoir and water treatment facility during the fall and winter, when East Lyme’s water demands are at their lowest. Then, during the spring and summer, New London provides East Lyme with water when demands are the highest, and tourist season is in full swing.

“It has been exciting and rewarding to design a high profile water system that has created so many obvious win/wins. East Lyme has gained improved water reliability to meet seasonal water demands though a cost effective design that received financing in part through the State Revolving Fund. The 25-year inter-municipal agreement has provided New London with a new revenue stream. The neighboring community of Montville also has improved public safety/fire protection for emergencies, and the Pattagansett River now has adequate stream flows for fish and wildlife,” explains Paul Malmrose, P.E., a Tighe & Bond vice president and the principal-in-charge for this project.

Five years in the making, the East Lyme-New London interconnection project includes a new 425,000 gallon water storage tank that is the first composite elevated tank with glass-fused-to-steel bowl to be constructed in Connecticut. It also includes two new pump stations to transfer water between East Lyme and New London, as well as four miles of 16-inch water main that traverses three towns. In addition, portions of this pipeline were installed via horizontal directional drilling to minimize the impact on wetlands.

“We know that ACEC/CT looks closely at four criteria to judge award winning projects (exceeding client expectations; social, economic, or sustainable design consideration; originality; and complexity), so we are thrilled to receive this year’s Grand Award,” says Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO, David Pinsky, P.E. “Although we have been providing water resources engineering for more than a century, this kind of recognition – and the opportunity to collaborate with clients like the Town of East Lyme – is always an honor,” he adds.

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.