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Announcing the New EBC Energy Committee Chair – Bob Bibbo, Vice President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Posted December 20, 2013 by

From 2002 to 2004, Bob was the Chair of the EBC and in 2004 he formed and chaired the Energy Committee. At this time, his plan is to focus the EBC Energy Committee on the transformation of the Grid on the basis of technology, relatively cheap natural gas availability, state and federal policies (pushing renewables), EPA Rules, FERC order 1000 (transmission) and other drivers (e.g. availability of Canadian Hydro).

Bob’s contact information follows:

Robert V. Bibbo, Vice President
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
25 Nashua Road, Bedford, New Hampshire
(603) 472-5191  //  Cell: (401) 524-0274  //  bbibbo@normandeau.com

F. Adam Yanulis Joins Tighe & Bond, Bringing Additional Public Sector Leadership to a Growing Firm

Posted December 18, 2013 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – December 16, 2013 – F. Adam Yanulis joined Tighe & Bond, Inc. today as the growing engineering firm’s newly appointed Director of Business Development.  With more than 28 years of providing leadership to the public sector engineering community in New England, Yanulis will enhance Tighe & Bond’s abilities to serve its public sector clients in the region.

Given his active and local experience in the industry, Yanulis will be a familiar face to many in the public sector and the region. Over the years, he has worked closely with numerous municipalities to facilitate engineering and environmental solutions for water resource, stormwater, environmental, and other infrastructure challenges.  He will work primarily out of Tighe & Bond’s Worcester, MA office but his involvement will be region-wide.

“Adam is a widely recognized professional in the industry who holds the client’s best interest in mind, and is also very civic-minded.  Needless to say, he is a welcome addition to our team, with local experience, knowledge, and a perspective that will benefit our clients,” says David Pinsky, President and CEO of Tighe & Bond.

Yanulis serves as a Commissioner for the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill and the New England Water Works Association.  He is also co-chair of the New England Water Works Association’s (NEWWA) ACE 2014 Host Committee planning for the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference to be held in Boston in June of 2014.  In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Finance Commission Steering Committee. Yanulis is a resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

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 recognized Tighe & Bond as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation at its 2012 Best Firms to Work for Summit in Seattle, Washington.With a team of more than 230 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.


Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will be hosting a free webinar, “Achieving Insight into the Massachusetts Solar Market”.

Posted December 3, 2013 by

On December 4th, Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will host a free webinar “Achieving Insight into the Massachusetts Solar Market” to discuss the evolution of the Massachusetts SREC policy and market. Our goal is to provide a window into the future impact of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) solar photovoltaic (PV) support policy on solar PV development in the state.

Since 1998, SEA has been the leading provider of objective and credible analysis of renewable energy markets and policies in the northeast for a client base that spans the marketplace. In June of 2012, SEA hosted a webinar entitled “Massachusetts Solar Energy Market Outlook” to brief subscribers on our scenario analysis and projection of the state’s SREC-I policy, which (among other observations) successfully predicted when the SREC-I market would fulfill its 400 MW target. Earlier this year, SEA led a team conducting for DOER analyses of costs and incentive requirements under different futures to inform DOER as they considered alternatives for taking Massachusetts to 1600 MW by the year 2020.

This free webinar will present some of our preliminary quantitative analysis of the SREC-I and SREC-II policies, as well as introduce SEA’s solar subscription and consulting services:

  • The wind-down of DOER’s SREC I Program. We will provide new analysis and insight into the factors driving the ultimate size and characteristics of the SREC-I market resulting from DOER’s emergency regulations increasing the 400 MW target, and the implications of those results on the final SREC-I target and future SREC-I obligation.
  • Ramp-up of DOER’s Proposed SREC-II Program. We will provide new high-level analysis of the implications of DOER’s current SREC-II proposal on development hot and cold spots in the marketplace which will drive future market trends under a variety of combinations of installation type, policy, ownership, and location.
  • Implications of interconnection and net metering developments on the SREC-I and SREC-II markets.
  • SEA’s Solar Toolkit, our suite of information, analysis and consulting tools and services designed to help stakeholders prepare for success in the new SREC-II marketplace.

This is a free event.  Advance registration is required.

To register, please CLICK HERE or use the link below.


Geosyntec Team Awarded Environmental Management Contract at US Army Garrison Fort Devens

Posted December 3, 2013 by

Geosyntec, as subcontractor to Bluestone Engineering, Inc., has been awarded an Environmental Management Support contract by the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Devens, MassachusettsThe contract will allow the Bluestone/Geosyntec team to provide Fort Devens with wide ranging program support for RCRA compliance issues, Pollution Prevention (P2), and the Fort Devens Environmental Management System (EMS). The contract will allow us to assist in documenting the various waste streams at Fort Devens, monitor the quantities of hazardous materials being purchased and used, and to identify purchasing alternatives and management options which will ultimately represent an overall reduction of wastes. We will be providing the Installation’s Environmental Division with advice and guidance on all aspects of proper identification and management of these materials to include recommendations on short and long-term modification of policies and procedures to support their environmental mission. We will also be assisting in the identification of data that needs to be updated or created in the Fort Devens EMS and assisting in maintaining compliance with applicable portions of RCRA, CERCLA, and SARA.

Bluestone Engineering, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is also a prime contractor at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts where they provide similar environmental compliance, P2, and EMS services. They are an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business that specializes in environmental compliance, site assessments, remediation, regulatory interactions, and training. Lisa Brandon, P.E., PMP, Geosyntec’s Vice President of Federal Programs, says, “Geosyntec values supporting small business classes such as this is, and we are very proud of this win. Not only is this an important win for Bluestone, but it also provides the entire team with an important opportunity to support the Army at Fort Devens with premier-level environmental management and compliance expertise.”

If you have any questions, Lisa Brandon can be reached at

 or (978) 263-9588.