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Clean Energy Industry Adds Over 1,500 Jobs

Clean Energy Industry Adds Over 1,500 Jobs

| December 20, 2018

Boston – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announced that the state’s clean energy sector has continued its trend of upward growth, adding more than 1,500 workers to the clean energy workforce between 2017 and 2018. The figures, released as part of MassCEC’s 2018 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report, found that the industry now employs over […]

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Boston Developer Extends Commitment to Sustainability

Boston Developer Extends Commitment to Sustainability

| December 13, 2018

Boston – Boston Properties, Inc, a publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties, announced that, together with Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC and Taylor Consulting & Contracting, it has signed an agreement to purchase specific-source renewable energy equal to the expected electricity needs of the company’s actively managed Massachusetts portfolio. Under the agreement, Boston […]

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Dartmouth College Aspires to Net Zero Energy Use

Dartmouth College Aspires to Net Zero Energy Use

| November 20, 2018

Hanover, NH – Leers Weinzapfel Associates is reimagining Dartmouth College’s vacant 1960s Dana Hall library, adding onto and converting it into a vibrant faculty and graduate student center. Part of a wider campus renewal plan, the reimagined building aspires to net zero energy use.     Located at the heart of 1960s medical school buildings on the school’s siloed north […]

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USGBC’s Green Building Showcase ’18 Winners

USGBC’s Green Building Showcase ’18 Winners

| November 19, 2018

Editor’s note: High-Profile Monthly had the good fortune to attend this year’s Green Building Showcase 2018. The winning projects appear here with contents edited for print. For complete commentary, visit: https://usgbcma.org/blog/gbs-18-winner-and-photos/  Boston – Once a year, some 300 architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers, and those who play a role in […]

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Aldon Electric Completes Work at Emmanuel College

Aldon Electric Completes Work at Emmanuel College

| November 16, 2018

Weymouth, MA – Aldon Electric, Inc., headquartered in Weymouth, recently completed comprehensive electrical construction of Emmanuel College’s new 19-story residence hall at 300 Brookline Avenue in Boston. The NECA contractor’s project scope included installation of the facility’s primary and emergency power systems, electrical distribution system, fire alarm, interior and exterior lighting, and lighting control system. […]

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T&T Completes Electrical Construction for BC 

T&T Completes Electrical Construction for BC 

| November 16, 2018

  Newton, MA – T&T Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Everett, has completed ground-up electrical construction of the new Boston College Field House, a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor practice and training facility for BC’s football team and other college varsity sports teams. The facility will also be utilized for campus recreation, club sports, and intramural sports. T&T […]

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Five Tips for Net Zero Construction Success

Five Tips for Net Zero Construction Success

| November 16, 2018

by George Dyroff Buildings currently account for 40% of the total energy use in the United States, but we’re seeing many organizations working to change that statistic by building more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprint. Whether it’s through simple updates like installing occupancy sensors for lighting and Energy Star appliances or through a third-party certification […]

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Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

| November 12, 2018

by Jim Newman A passive house (PH) is a building that tactfully uses building orientation, thermal massing, passive heating/cooling, and daylighting to greatly reduce its energy needs. Though the name suggests that most certified passive house projects are residential, a passive house does not necessarily mean the building must be a “house” per se. Passive […]

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UMass Amherst Lab Designed to Save Energy

UMass Amherst Lab Designed to Save Energy

| November 8, 2018

Amherst, MA – The Life Science Laboratories building at UMass Amherst was designed to foster excellence in research while reducing energy consumption. To prevent thermal bridging where 40 steel cantilevers penetrate the building envelope, Wilson Architects and Lim Consultants specified structural thermal breaks, reducing energy loss by 50% where utilized and contributing to the project’s […]

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Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

| October 30, 2018

by Mike DeLacey The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, a massive increase from 7.3 billion in 2015. As a result of this growth, 66.6% of the population will live in urban environments and the number of buildings in the world will double. This rise in population, accommodated by a surge in construction, […]

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