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Presentation Added: MassDEP Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects

Posted September 25, 2015 by

The available presentations from the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program: MassDEP Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects, completed on September 25, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – MassDEP Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects

9-25-15 MASTER Site Remediation Program – MassDEP Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamatio…


Presentation Added: Massachusetts Solid Waste Management Conference – Talking Trash

Posted September 24, 2015 by

The available presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Conference: “Talking Trash” – Solid Waste Management in Massachusetts, completed on September 24, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – EBC Solid Waste Management Conference – Talking Trash


9-24-15 MASTER Solid Waste Management Conference – Talking Trash


Transportation Research Board Releases HMMH-Authored ACRP Report 141 – Renewable Energy as an Airport Revenue Source

Posted September 23, 2015 by

By Stephen Barrett, LEED AP, HMMH

I am pleased to announce the release of TRB’s ACRP Report 141 – Renewable Energy as an Airport Revenue Source. I authored the report with my colleague Philip DeVita and we were supported by team members from Frasca and Associates, Foley & Lardner LLP, Plante Environmental, and SunPower Corp.  Report 141 provides the aviation industry with new information and guidance on the ownership structure and financial accounting behind an increasing number of airport renewable energy projects.

Airports are constantly looking for alternative revenue streams to increase their competitiveness and grow their businesses. They also are exploring ways to use technology to run more efficiently and achieve meaningful cost savings that can be passed on to anchor tenants in the form of more competitive rates and charges. Airports are rich in land and buildings connected to regional infrastructure that provide cost-effective investment opportunities that will benefit the airport business well into the future.

Renewable energy has become mainstream as a result of technological advancement, market maturity, and public sector policy and investment with profound benefits to power markets. Renewable energy has diversified the sources of energy and decentralized the power generation network increasing competition, expanding infrastructure investments, and improving national energy security and reliability of the electrical grid. It has increased regional competition for emerging energy generation with states vying for the new business opportunities and markets. It has also demonstrated the viability of a future carbon free economy with the design of high performance buildings that use less energy and supply what is needed through renewable sources.

ACRP Report 141 describes renewable energy technologies, airport and renewable energy financing considerations, steps for project implementation, and a summary of 21 airport renewable energy case studies representing various technologies and funding strategies.  It also includes a comprehensive list of all of the solar projects at airports in the U.S., a matrix of renewable energy funding opportunities, a solar feasibility case study, and a sample airport renewable energy RFP.  I will present the report’s findings at the Airports Going Green Conference on October 27 in Chicago.


Mechanical Engineer and LEED AP, Jason Curtis, Joins Tighe & Bond’s Growing MEP Team

Posted September 23, 2015 by

JLCurtisWestfield, Massachusetts – September 23, 2015Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in civil engineering and environmental consulting, recently hired Mechanical Engineer Jason Curtis, P.E., LEED AP to bolster its growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) team.  He has experience designing a range of institutional, educational, residential, healthcare, commercial and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects throughout the region.  A resident of Easthampton, he will work primarily out of the firm’s corporate office in Westfield.

Curtis has managed projects from the conceptual design phase through construction administration.  He has completed heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system designs and overseen the production of MEP and fire protection construction documents.  Known for working closely with owners and architects in design coordination efforts, he also has performed energy models and life cycle cost analyses to evaluate various prospective energy conservation measures for renovation projects.

“Jason is a welcome addition to our MEP team,” says David Pinsky, President and CEO of Tighe & Bond.  “As the demand for our mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services has grown, we have expanded our staff to better serve our clients and provide more integrated services.  We now have a robust MEP team of 10 that quickly respond to our clients’ needs,” he adds.

Curtis earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.  He is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, and is registered in Accredited LEED AP Building Design + Construction.  In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Tighe & Bond

Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering and environmental consulting firms in New England. It has offices in Pocasset, Westfield, Westwood, 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.


For more information, contact Mary Beth Morris, P.E., Vice President of Marketing
413-572-3247 or email at MBMorris@tighebond.com, or visit www.tighebond.com