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Save the Date: Roundtable Discussion – Energy and Cannabis: What Cultivators and Others Can Expect From Regulators and Market Forces

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location: Prince Lobel Tye LLP, One International Place, Suite 3700, Boston, MA 02110

Discussion Participants

President, CEO, AmeriCann, Inc.

Alex Pollard, EE Commercial Programs Manager
MA Department of Energy Resources

Sam Milton, Principal
Climate Resources Group

Carter Wall, Managing Director
Franklin Beach Energy

Danny Wadhwani, COO/CFO

Program Overview

The energy regulations for cannabis cultivation recommended by the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which were approved by the Cannabis Control Commission earlier this year, are among the most rigorous in the nation.  Join us as we discuss the possible impact of these regulations on the cannabis industry, renewable energy suppliers, and commercial property owners.

Topics to be Covered

– Regulatory scheme and updates from the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
– Impacts on cultivators from compliance
– Opportunities and challenges for facility owners, renewable energy suppliers, and product manufacturers
– Innovative approaches to cultivation and sustainability to help reach compliance.

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Jim Ricker Added to New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team

Posted September 17, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Jim Ricker of Wilcox & Barton, Inc. will be joining the EBC New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team. Jim has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the New Hampshire Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

James P. Ricker, P.G., Vice President – Manager, NH, VT, ME Environmental
Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
#1B Commons Drive, Unit 12 B, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
603.369.4190 x508  //  jricker@wilcoxandbarton.com

James Ricker has nearly 30 years of experience as an Operations Manager, State Agency Contract Manager, Client Services Manager, Project Manager, Project Geologist, and business development professionals in the environmental consulting, engineering, and construction industry. This includes more than 18 years of experience managing projects under a contract with the New Hampshire Department of Environment Services (NHDES), including nine years as the Contract Program Manager. He is proficient in the investigations of sites impacted by methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


Tighe & Bond Climbs Six Spots in ENR’s Top 200 Environmental Firms Ranking

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – September 13, 2018 – Tighe & Bond, one of the leading full-service engineering and environmental consulting firms in the northeastern United States, climbed six spots this year to No. 148 on Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2018 Top 200 Environmental Firms ranking. ENR ranks its list of top 200 environmental firms nationally based on the percentage of their 2017 gross revenue from environmental services.

Earlier this year Tighe & Bond moved up 19 spots to No. 241 on ENR’s 2018 Top 500 Design Firms ranking, up 34 spots in the past two years. ENR ranks its list of top 500 design firms nationally based on design-specific revenue from the previous year.

“Our yearly climb in this important national ranking is made possible by the ongoing trust that both our public and private clients place in us for their environmental consulting and engineering needs – as well as our dedicated, professional staff,” said David Pinsky, P.E., President and CEO of Tighe & Bond. “Our goal is to provide an expansive portfolio of engineering and environmental services to our valued clients throughout New England and New York.”

Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 370 work from offices located in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm continues to evolve to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.com.


SWANApalooza 2019: Building the Future

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Boston, Massachusetts
February 25–28, 2019

On the heels of heightened recycling contamination standards, single-use plastic reduction efforts, and overall pushes for sustainable social and business practices, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) launches SWANApalooza 2019, the premier technical gathering for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from February 25–28.

Its first time held in New England, SWANApalooza will focus on “Building the Future,” offering an inaugural view of the future of solid waste management through the lens of public sector entities, private companies, and consultants in the area. Boston offers a premier backdrop for the event, leading the charge in zero waste initiatives and serving as an example for cities in the Northeast and across the country for environmental priorities.

At SWANApalooza, explore opportunities for domestic recycling, marine litter initiatives, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and top professionals from a range of industry areas. Gain entirely new perspectives, embrace industry progress, and discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!


Mackie Shea Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2019 List

Posted September 10, 2018 by

The Boston environmental law firm Mackie Shea, PC announces that two of its shareholders were selected for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Thomas A. Mackie and John F. Shea were selected for their high caliber work in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. They have been recognized for over a decade for their expertise and distinction.

Best Lawyers is regarded by the legal profession, the public and the media as a reliable evaluation and measure of legal excellence and integrity based on a rigorous, confidential peer review survey.

Mackie Shea, PC concentrates in environmental, land use and renewable energy law, and related litigation.