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Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

| July 25, 2017

Arlington, MA – Mirak Automotive Group, a new and pre-owned car dealership and service center, has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 540 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Mirak Service Center. The solar array consists of 1,440 photovoltaic (PV) panels and is expected to produce 639,042 kilowatt hours […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. School Wins 2017 Green Award

Martin Luther King, Jr. School Wins 2017 Green Award

| July 21, 2017

Design by Perkins Eastman Boston – At the USGBC MA Green Building Showcase held in June at Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Perkins Eastman was awarded the 2017 Green Building of the Year award for its design of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School located in Cambridge. The design, targeting LEED for Schools Platinum, […]

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Energy Upgrades Help Bring School Building Back to Life

Energy Upgrades Help Bring School Building Back to Life

| July 19, 2017

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport International Academy (BIA), housed in the former Seaside Institute for girls, built in 1886 as a school for female workers at an adjacent factory, has made major updates to its facility’s energy infrastructure to coincide with its teachings on conservation. United Illuminating (UI), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., assisted a unique […]

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Jewett Selected for Ecomaine Scale House Project

Jewett Selected for Ecomaine Scale House Project

| May 23, 2017

South Portland, ME – Design-build construction manager and general contractor Jewett Construction of Raymond, N.H., has been selected to manage the scale house replacement at ecomaine in Portland, Maine. This is the second ecomaine project for Jewett, following an interior locker room renovation in 2016. The scale house is used to weigh vehicles when they arrive and […]

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Commercial Buildings Need to Prepare Now to Beat the Summer Heat

Commercial Buildings Need to Prepare Now to Beat the Summer Heat

| May 9, 2017

by Dr. Israel Biran Boston –  With summer’s hot and humid temperatures just around the corner, now is the time for commercial buildings to make preparations to beat the heat. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) costs account for 44 percent of energy consumption in all U.S. commercial buildings and a whopping 53 percent in […]

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Montclair State University’s First Research Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

Montclair State University’s First Research Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

| May 2, 2017

The S/L/A/M Collaborative Architects Montclair, NJ – Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, the Center for Environmental & Life Sciences (CELS), a 100,000sf building at Montclair State University, has received LEED Gold certification. Laboratory buildings have historically been enormous energy users. To reduce this concern, this project uses a multimode mechanical system separating classroom, lecture hall, […]

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Pursuing LEED Silver, 38 Stanton Repurposed for the New Working Class

Pursuing LEED Silver, 38 Stanton Repurposed for the New Working Class

| April 26, 2017

Worcester, MA – Worcester-based Sustainable Comfort, Inc. (SCI) is currently conducting a deep energy retrofit of the triple-decker building at 38 Stanton Street in the Bell Hill neighborhood of Worcester. The SCI team is using an integrated project delivery technique to repurpose the 4,395sf building, built in 1917 as an economical way to provide workforce […]

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BMC Unveils $15M Cogeneration Plant to Increase Energy Efficiency and Resiliency

| April 25, 2017

Boston – Boston Medical Center (BMC) is now generating much of its own electricity and heat through a natural gas-fired, 2-megawatt combined heat and power plant (CHP, or cogen), further enhancing BMC’s standing as the most resilient and greenest hospital in Boston. The cogen facility — about the size of a tractor-trailer — will save BMC […]

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Industry Government Partnership Boosts Canadian Clean Tech’s Reach

Industry Government Partnership Boosts Canadian Clean Tech’s Reach

| April 20, 2017

 San Jose, CA – CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., recently welcomed The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose, California, for a demonstration of CarbonCure’s world-leading carbon utilization technology.   A. Jandris is the […]

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GTC Helps Green LRTA Gallagher Terminal

GTC Helps Green LRTA Gallagher Terminal

| February 23, 2017

                            Lowell, MA – GTC Construction Management is currently installing Hope’s steel windows as part of the LRTA Gallagher lobby modernization and the new pedestrian bridge projects. These steel windows feature a technology that has fiber-reinforced polymer nested within the steel window frame, which increases thermal […]

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