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Sustainable Design Panel Shares Insights on Dual Benefits of Going Green

| February 6, 2018

Wallingford, CT – What does green mean to you—trees, money, Kermit the Frog? While Kermit’s signature song, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” may conjure images of the ordinary, green design does anything but! In fact, going green can be good for business. SMPS CT is hosting a panel on February 14, 2018, from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm at […]

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Static Controlled Flooring Protects Sensitive Electronics

| January 29, 2018

Landsale, PA- SelecTech, Inc. recently announced the completion of the installation of its FreeStyle ESD flooring at Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions facility at in Lansdale. The project was initiated and sold by SelecTech distributor Spartan Surfaces. “The trend in electronics manufacturing is toward smaller devices, which are more sensitive to damage by static electricity. That […]

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Eversource Helps Humane Society Save $49K in Energy Costs

| January 11, 2018

Springfield, MA– Springfield’s Dakin Humane Society is starting the new year fresh with its brighter, more cheerful environment for animals looking for a forever home. The local nonprofit worked with Eversource on energy-efficient improvements made to its lighting and heating systems, which will save an estimated $49,000 in annual energy costs. “Any money saved on […]

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AC Hotel Cambridge Benefits from  Green Building Design

AC Hotel Cambridge Benefits from Green Building Design

| January 2, 2018

Cambridge, MA – When guests walk into AC Hotel Cambridge by Marriot, located in Discovery Park, they are greeted by sleek design features and modern décor to fit its diverse mix of travelers. Behind the scenes, an energy efficiency collaboration between Eversource, AC Hotel and XSS Hotels is key to the hotel saving an estimated […]

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Carole Wedge Joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Carole Wedge Joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission

| December 12, 2017

Boston  Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced that Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected as a member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Formed in 2010, the GRC convenes Boston’s top business, institutional and civic leaders to develop climate […]

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Worcester State University Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold

Worcester State University Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold

| December 6, 2017

Designed by ARC Worcester, MA – A Wellness Center at Worcester State University with fitness equipment that sends power back to the grid during a workout has earned a LEED Gold certification for sustainable design and energy performance from the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by Boston-based ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge for the Massachusetts Division […]

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Solect Energy and PowerOptions Install FHA Solar System

Solect Energy and PowerOptions Install FHA Solar System

| November 7, 2017

Fairhaven, MA – Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA), a public housing provider, has partnered with Solect Energy and PowerOptions to install a 236 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its largest housing complex. The array consists of 630 photovoltaic (PV) panels, that are projected to produce 235,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually. […]

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Sustainable Action: The Roles of Design, Behavior, and Thought

Sustainable Action: The Roles of Design, Behavior, and Thought

| October 31, 2017

by Antonia Ciaverella and Melissa Roy The role of design As builders of a sustainable future, our mission is to inspire and protect; to leave the world in a better place than we find it now. Embracing a collaborative, evidence-based approach, we envision a future that is better by design. We ask big questions about our […]

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The Emergence of Health-Focused Rating Systems

The Emergence of Health-Focused Rating Systems

| October 30, 2017

WELL and Fitwel meet growing demand for healthy workplaces by Blake Jackson More choices for building owners, developers, and designers, when it comes to the world of sustainable buildings, are emerging in the marketplace. Until recently, Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design (LEED), was the rating system of choice. For years, it’s been the […]

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