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SAK’s Turnkey Environmental Services Kept These Construction Projects on Track

Posted January 31, 2018 by

SAK provided a full array of environmental engineering and construction services to effectively manage environmental conditions at transportation, utility, and vertical construction projects.  SAK provided turnkey solutions to address subsurface pollution, asbestos and lead paint in buildings, and secured necessary permits which resulted in cost effective, on-time results.









SAK’s recent success stories include a new municipal DPW facility, the Salem Harbor Energy Center, and decommissioning of a manufacturing plant“The construction market demands the rapid delivery of environmental solutions from a single contractor like SAK.” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.   The benefits of a turnkey approach include rapid deisgn/build remedial solutions, a single environmental manager for the deisgn team, and single-source procurement. Their services included:


Steven Roy Added to Climate Change and Air Committee Leadership Team

Posted January 30, 2018 by

It give us great pleasure to announce that Steven Roy of Ramboll will be joining the EBC Climate Change and Air Committee Leadership Team. Steve is currently Vice Chair of the EBC Water Resources Committee, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the Climate Change and Air Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Steven Roy, Climate Adaptation and Green Infrastructure Service Line Manager
3 Carlisle Road Suite 210 Westford, MA 01886
978.449.0356  //  email

Steve has more than 38 years of professional experience in the field of environmental program management and administration, specializing in water resources management, stormwater management, water conservation, and environmental impact assessment. His work focuses on the design and assessment of green infrastructure for stormwater management and climate adaptation designs.

Steve is a service line manager for Green Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation for Ramboll projects in the US.


EBC Announces Leadership Change for the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted January 29, 2018 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd., is now serving as the Vice Chair of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee.

Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager
EnviroTrac Ltd.
2 Merchant Street Suite 2, Sharon MA 02067
781.793.0074 | M 978.930.3777 | email

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Jessica is a Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd. She has 20 years of experience in the environmental field not only as a private consultant but also with Federal, state, and local government. With EnviroTrac, she manages subsurface soil and groundwater investigations of petroleum and hazardous material contamination at industrial and commercial properties, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) response actions, Phase I property assessments (MCP and ASTM), property redevelopment, construction site health and safety audits, SPCC plan development and UST investigations and closures. Jessica has previously worked for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as a hazardous waste inspector and for the U.S. EPA Region I Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contractor providing technical support during removal actions, site investigations and emergency responses, as well as serving as a member of the Level A Counter-terrorism Team and providing response services in Washington D.C. after the 2001 anthrax attacks. Jessica received a BS in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a MS and a MPA in Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management from Indiana University.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Frank Riccardi, Vice President at Weston & Sampson, will now serve on the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as Vice Chair of TSCA & Emerging Contaminants. He previously served as the Chair of the EBC PCB/TSCA Subcommittee.

Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President
Weston & Sampson
5 Centennial Dr, Peabody, MA 01960
978.532.1900 | email

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Mr. Ricciardi is a registered Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional with 20 years of experience in project management, environmental engineering, remediation system design, and hazardous waste site assessments. Mr. Ricciardi has extensive experience in the design and implementation of remediation alternatives for many PCB contaminated sites and buildings. He has managed the assessment/remediation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites and state hazardous waste sites including the U.S. Army’s Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts; the abandoned Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site in central Vermont; and several Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) heavy maintenance facilities in Massachusetts. He is the Environmental, Geotechnical, and Energy (EG&E) Program Manager at Weston & Sampson Engineers.

TSCA and Emerging Contaminants programming will focus on:

  • TSCA/PCBs: The TSCA/PCBs committee will focus on all aspects of PCB remediation the science /abatement including environmental media and building materials. There is a considerable amount of uncertainty in the industry currently regarding the assessment, remediation and disposal practices associated with PCB impacted environmental media and building materials (caulking, paint, concrete, etc.). This EBC group will serve to understand and provide guidance for EPA-compliant approaches for remediation of these sites. A significant focus will be to interact with the EPA Region 1 TSCA administrator on a frequent basis to understand what approaches have been both proposed and approved.
  • Emerging Contaminants: Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including Perfluorinated alkylated substances or PFAS and 1-4 Dioxane, are increasingly being detected at low levels in environmental media at concentrations above EPA/state health advisory levels/cleanup standards. We will focus on the most recent advancements in the science of assessment and remediation for these substances. We will also follow the regulation of these substances by USEPA and state environmental protection agencies.

Daniel K. Moon, President and Executive Director
Environmental Business Council of New England
(617) 262-4050 | email


Newsweek Named Eversource One of Nation’s Greenest Companies

Posted January 29, 2018 by

Ranked 20th Overall in 2017 Green Rankings list

Eversource is once again being nationally recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability and environmental performance, placing 20th among 500 U.S. companies in Newsweek Magazine’s annual Green Rankings list. See: http://www.newsweek.com/full-list-US-companies-green-rankings-2017-18

Eversource has been a consistent high performer in the annual survey. The 2017 list represents Eversource’s best overall performance to date among U.S companies, and it also placed fourth among U.S. utilities. [In 2015, our overall “Green Ranking” was #22.]

“It’s very rewarding to see our commitment to environmental sustainability be recognized in this way,” said Chairman, President and CEO Jim Judge. “With the support of our employees, we will continue to build on the #1 ranking of our energy efficiency programs, grow our clean energy portfolio, and partner with our customers and communities as stewards for our environment.”

The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. Companies are compared against their industry group peers and scores are based on factors including levels of greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste productivity, as well as the transparency and objectivity of their environmental performance data. For more details, read the news release, Newsweek magazine article and Eversource’s Sustainability Report (https://www.eversource.com/content/general/about/community/supporting-the-community/sustainability-in-action).


Presentation Added: Energy Resources Program – Renewable Thermal

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The available presentation from the EBC Energy Resources Program: Renewable Thermal completed on January 26, 2018, can be viewed below. The presentation is not available for download.

Final Agenda – Energy Resources Program – Renewable Thermal Energy

To view, simply scroll through the embedded PDF below.

01-26-18 MASTER Energy Resources Program – Renewable Thermal by ebcne on Scribd