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Shri Madhusudhan Heads up the EBC Connecticut Chapter

Posted February 23, 2012 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Shri Madhusudhan, Director of Environmental and Property Management at Northeast Utilities, continues as the chairwoman of the EBC Connecticut Chapter.

The mission of the EBC Connecticut Chapter is to identify and address issues of concern and of interest to EBC members and their clients in Connecticut. Issues include legislative, regulatory and policy developments in Connecticut, recent project successes and how they were accomplished, and networking and business development opportunities at the federal, state, regional, and local level. These issues are addressed by providing objective information from up- to-date and reliable presenters.

Topics Include:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Issues
  • Site Remediation and Redevelopment Including Managing PCBs
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water and Wastewater

For more information on the EBC Connecticut Chapter, please follow this link on the EBC website.

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Connecticut Chapter’s Leadership team meet routinely with the committee chair to identify topics for future EBC programs. As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this chapter.
Current members of the EBC Connecticut Chapter’s Leadership Team include:

  • John Abplanalp, Vice President, Resource Options, Inc.
  • Matt Clark, President/CEO, TMC Environmental
  • John Figurelli, Team Leader, Weston & Sampson
  • Fran Hoey, Senior Vice President, Tighe & Bond
  • Carl Stopper, Vice President, TRC Environmental
  • Scott Sutter, Co-Founder & Vice President, Howes Insurance Group
  • John Wadsworth, Partner, Brown & Rudnick LLP
  • Mitchell Wurmbrand, Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Daniel K. Moon
President & Executive Director
Environmental Business Council of New England


MSSEF Judges – 2012 Science Fair Judges Needed/On-Line Registration Open!

Posted February 22, 2012 by
The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF)

provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to work on independent research projects in science and engineering. Now in its 63rd year, the annual statewide fair will feature the highest quality projects of hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth. We will need more than 300 outstanding judges to donate their time to evaluate these students’ work.  Some students invest more than 1,000 hours of research in their projects!

Volunteer to Judge!

Please consider being a member of the distinguished judging panel at the 2012 State Science & Engineering Fair.  If you have received a four-year college degree in a science or technology subject, and work in a related field, you are eligible to judge and may register online.

For more information,click here

You can make a difference!

Just a few hours of your time will help to encourage these young people in their quest for excellence in science and technology.  It’s an experience that lasts a lifetime!

With thanks for your support and involvement,

Jo-Anne Sawyer

Cora Beth Abel

President, MSSEF

Executive Director, MSSEF

Marlborough High School


Tech Environmental, Inc. Receives MSA Contract from MA Clean Energy Center

Posted February 17, 2012 by

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has issued a three-year Master Services Agreement contract with Tech Environmental, Inc. (TE) to provide Acoustic Monitoring and Analysis services for wind energy projects in the Commonwealth.  Last year TE assisted MassCEC with the design of a sound monitoring and analysis protocol for acoustic studies of wind energy projects.  To-date, TE provided acoustic consulting for 28 wind energy projects in Massachusetts, dealing with the acoustic issues of compliance with the MassDEP Noise Policy, low-frequency and infrasound, acoustic model uncertainties, post-construction sound compliance monitoring and compliance data analysis.  Tech Environmental has provided acoustic consulting on 55 wind energy projects throughout the U.S., working for both developers and for host communities as an independent peer-review expert.


Focused Knowledge. Real Solutions.
303 Wyman Street, Suite 295
Waltham, MA  02451


HMMH Awarded Noise On-call with Maine DEP

Posted February 6, 2012 by

February 3, 2012: Burlington, MA — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) have awarded HMMH a four year on-call contract to provide peer review consulting services associated with wind turbine sound assessment and analysis.  DEP and LURC are responsible for processing applications under the Site Location of Development Law and Development Review and Approval Law, respectively, and ensuring that projects meet applicable noise performance standards.  HMMH will provide DEP and LURC with independent analysis of proposed wind turbine project applications under these laws.

HMMH is a leading environmental consulting firm that has established a deep technical reputation in the transportation acoustics field.  In recent years, we have been employing the same technical skills in the wind energy sector. We are currently conducting numerous noise assessments for communities and wind developers in the northeast. Our work includes baseline sound monitoring, wind turbine noise emission modeling, and project impact assessments.  One aspect that sets us apart is that we have prepared acoustic studies in the wind energy field equitably between communities and developers rather than working on one side or the other.  In addition, we have a broad area of acoustics expertise in areas of aviation, highways, rail, and other areas upon which we can draw to put wind turbine noise in a wider context.
Steve Barrett, Director of Clean Energy
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
77 South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803

T 781.229.0707

F 781.229.7939



Lisa Brandon has joined Geosyntec in their Acton office as a Principal

Posted February 2, 2012 by

Lisa has 25 years of experience include serving as the chief engineer in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division at Stone & Webster, and then vice president of engineering at Shaw. At Shaw, Lisa had management responsibility for close to 1,000 staff in almost 100 offices nationwide. Her track record includes developing and deploying nationwide professional development and mentoring programs, a national network of engineering centers, and successful business development campaigns in the government and utility business sectors. Lisa has served as Program Manager for large federal contracts including a Navy Base Realignment and Closure A/E Services contract and a US Army Corps of Engineers Remedial Action Contract in New England. She also worked on or managed numerous design projects in the power sector, including nuclear projects at commercial and DOE facilities.