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Save the Date: Women’s Energy Network Boston Chapter – Headshots & Happy Hour

Posted August 3, 2018 by

WEN Boston Chapter Headshots & Happy Hour

When is the last time you had your headshot updated? It’s time! Join us for happy hour to catch up on the latest in energy, and a headshot courtesy of Maura Wayman photography, with hair & makeup touch-ups by Salon Acote!

Wine, refreshments, and appetizers will be provided.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14

5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Salon Acote

132 Newbury St, Boston

REGISTRATION: WEN Member Price: $20. Non-members: Feel free to RSVP and we will add you if space permits.

RSVP: RSVP to Libby at libby@b-t.energy.

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Sue Courtemanche Added to Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team

Posted August 3, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Sue Courtemanche of Tighe & Bond will be joining the EBC Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team. Sue has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Rhode Island Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

Suzanne C. Courtemanche, LSP, CHMM, Senior Project Manager
Tighe & Bond
300 West Exchange Street, Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903
401.455.4303  //  scourtemanche@tighebond.com

Sue Courtemanche is a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) who specializes in environmental site investigation and remediation projects, environmental auditing, and environmental compliance and permitting for a variety of private and public-sector clients. She has over 33 years of professional environmental consulting experience in the Northeastern United States. Ms. Courtemanche is active in the Massachusetts LSPA and previously served as its President, and as Chairman of the Education Committee. She is currently on the Pawtucket Foundation Board of Directors and has served several terms on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP). Sue has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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EBC Member Spotlight – Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Posted July 31, 2018 by

Any EBC Member is welcome to fill out the Google Form for submission by following this link.

Firm Description

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a well-established environmental engineering and consulting company specializing in securing environmental approvals for real estate, energy, and infrastructure development projects for public and private sector clients.  We help our clients conduct environmental analyses, develop regulatory strategies, and prepare and review effective permitting and compliance materials.  Epsilon’s team has decades of experience working with local, state, and federal agencies.  Our reputation for practical strategies, a focused work effort, and a successful outcome has made Epsilon an industry leader.

Our understanding of the regulatory environment comes from practical planning, engineering, and science experience in the regulatory arena.  Our 50+ employees comprises planning, scientific, and engineering experts, including regulatory analysts, urban planners, historic preservation analysts, air quality and noise engineers, meteorologists, and wildlife and soil scientists.

Firm Highlights

  • At the start of the new year, we were excited to have Rob O’Neal officially join Peggy Briggs as Co-Managing Principal of the firm. Ted Barten stepped down after his 20-year stint as Co-Managing Principal, but has since remained active in his work on major energy projects. While we were sad to see Ted step down from this role, Rob has been a great leader working collaboratively with Peggy providing the steady, skilled, and thoughtful leadership which Epsilon has enjoyed for its first two decades. Check out our full press release here: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/97rob-new-co-managing-principal.
  • Since 1997, Epsilon has provided consulting services to the energy industry and more recently has been more involved with the offshore wind energy industry. Epsilon was instrumental in leading the applications for the Vineyard Wind project – a proposed offshore wind project approximately 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Epsilon led applications that were submitted to federal and state agencies, which also included preparing the first Construction and Operations Plan filed with BOEM for the current generation of U.S. offshore wind projects. In May 2018, Vineyard Wind received exciting news that they were selected to provide all of the 800 megawatts (MW) of wind power currently being awarded by the Commonwealth. For more information on our offshore wind energy services, visit our website at: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/energy-offshore-wind-energy.
  • We were excited to be among the award recipients at EBC’s 25th Annual EBEE Awards and 28th Annual Meeting. Epsilon Principal Mike Howard along with representatives from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, GEI Consultants, Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc., Exponent, DeRosa Environmental Consulting, Inc., and SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC received the EBC Nicholas Humber Environmental – Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration for their joint effort on the Senator Joseph Finnegan Park at Port Norfolk. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding collaboration resulting in the full remediation and transformation of the contaminated Shaffer Paper Site into a park that now provides passive recreation and extends the Greenway through the Port Norfolk neighborhood. Check out our write-up on this award recognition at: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/1082018-ebee-awards.

Firm Contact

Peggy Briggs, Managing Principal

978.897.7100 // pbriggs@epsilonassociates.com

EBC Membership Directory

Epsilon Associates, Inc.

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Danielle Sylvia Receives the Environmental Business Council of New England Ascending Leader Award

Posted July 27, 2018 by

July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Danielle Sylvia, Environmental Engineer with Golder, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.

Danielle’s career success and advancement recognition at Golder is a result of her strong technical skills, unique perspective on analysis of laboratory analytical data, and leadership both internally and externally. She provides support for a variety of projects, including hazardous waste site characterization and remediation, and plays a key role providing compliance support with the U.S. EPA 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Final Rule. Danielle provides strategic analysis, interpretation, and reporting of analytical environmental data (which includes data validation and statistical analysis) for Golder’s manufacturing and solid waste clients across the nation.

Danielle began her career with Golder in March 2016 as an entry level environmental engineer and was recognized for advancement at the end of 2016. This is particularly notable since Golder holds very high standards for each level of advancement. Recently, because of her strong client service and technical abilities, she was invited to participate in Golder’s rigorous internal project management training; a request generally reserved for staff who have been with Golder for five years or more.

Danielle co-leads Golder’s New England Professional Development Group (PDG), an internal group that provides mentorship, peer support and professional development opportunities for Golder staff. Danielle has revitalized the New England PDG by coordinating speakers and activities relative to professional development and technical issues, reconnecting this group to Golder’s active international PDG, and demonstrating leadership among her peers.

In addition to her leadership within Golder, Danielle is a member of the Environmental Business Council Ascending Professionals Committee Leadership Team and has brought new energy to the New Hampshire young professionals, planning programs and events that have galvanized activity in a historically less-active Chapter state.

Each year, the EBC recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.

Danielle will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or ebc@ebcne.org.

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Angela Moulton Receives the Environmental Business Council of New England Ascending Leader Award

Posted July 27, 2018 by

July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Angela Moulton, Environmental Engineer and Project Manager with CDM Smith, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.

Ms. Moulton is a highly regarded Project Manager responsible for successfully delivering multi-million-dollar design projects, including new large diameter (24”) drinking water transmission mains and new wastewater pump stations in very complex, urban environments. Ms. Moulton leads multi-disciplinary design teams, navigates client needs, and innovates to achieve successful solutions to many engineering issues earmarked to improve our environment and infrastructure. She provides excellent client service and is a leading resource internally to many junior and senior staff at CDM Smith as well as externally to clients.

Mentoring has always been a passion for Ms. Moulton. In 2014, she was chosen to be an official onboarding mentor at CDM Smith and has had an outstanding influence on the experience of new hires and junior staff entering their professional careers. In this role she provides technical and non-technical advice and guidance to junior staff, encouraging committee involvement and career advice. All of her mentees have obtained advance degrees over the past four years and have very positive outlooks and promising careers underway.

Ms. Moulton recently volunteered in the Citizen’s School community outreach program where she led a team of five engineers that taught an inner city seventh-grade class the importance of water conservation. The program included weekly lesson plans and science experiments over a semester of school, culminating with a poster presentation to a panel of judges. As part of her interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach, she volunteered and gave a lesson to a sixth-grade class regarding civil and environmental engineering.

One of the “founders” of the Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) Young Professional (YP) committee, Ms. Moulton saw the opportunity to enhance the lives of young women engineers. The WEN YP group provides a motivational forum for young women in the engineering community to meet and discuss the challenges women face in the engineering world. Ms. Moulton’s vision is that in the not-so-far future there will no longer be a need for “WEN” as the engineering and environmental community gender gap in STEM becomes less pronounced.

As an active member of the New England Waterworks Associated (NEWWA) YP, she recently helped organize the inaugural YP presentation / networking event this summer to provide YPs an opportunity to discuss their project work and gain experience in presentation skills by presenting in a casual low-stress environment. She herself has presented at NEWWA Spring Conference in 2016 and 2017.

Recognizing her early leadership skills, she was nominated by CDM Smith to attend both the Genesis Program and the Emerging Leaders Forum offered by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is a proud graduate of both. She has also been very involved with the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) leading in 2015 as the Chair of the Engineering Management Group where she was responsible for organizing routine meetings, soliciting speakers, leading events and reporting back to the BSCES Board. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Waterworks Association’s Legislative Committee recognizing the need to understand, engage and stay involved in the politics that set standards for the engineering practice.

Ms. Moulton comments “I’m extremely honored and excited to be presented with this award! I am proud of the work I have done to mentor others. I truly enjoy helping young engineers find their way, and I appreciate all the leadership opportunities I have been given.”

Each year, the EBC recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.

Ms. Moulton will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or ebc@ebcne.org.

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