Green Buildings

Question of the Month: Can I perform a wetland delineation in winter? Plan ahead or be left out in the cold - by David Cowell

Each year clients ask “Can I perform wetland delineations in the winter?” My vague answer is “It depends.” First, confirmation with the regulatory agency (whether it be federal, state or local authority) is necessary to verify that they will accept a wetland delineation performed in winter.

Samuels & Associates and Soofa install solar powered digital info. board in Fenway

Boston, MA The Fenway will now be home to one of the world’s first solar-powered digital information boards through a new collaboratio...

USGBC Massachusetts Chapter names Elbaum as the new executive director

Boston, MA According to the entire board of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, they have hired Meredith Elbaum as the new executive director. ...

Fully utilize your real estate assets through solar energy - Turn your roof into a revenue generator - by Craig Huntley

Real estate developers and building owners recognize that they need to maximize every s/f of their real estate assets. Solar energy offers a number of innovative ways to better utilize underused assets and provide benefits to both owners and tenants.

DiPrete Engineering is working on over 30 solar projects in Mass. and R.I.

Cranston, RI Solar development projects in the states of Mass. and R.I. are increasing at a substantial rate. The American Council for an En...

ReVision to install solar for Nashua Soup Kitchen

Nashua, NH The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSKS) is set to become the first solar-powered nonprofit organization ...

How to get best financial outcome while “going green” - by Udi Meirav

With energy use in commercial buildings accounting for nearly 20% of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per year, and global warming the heated subject of national discourse, the sector is under growing pressure to make a difficult decision – produce the best financial outcomes, or increase their building costs to “go green” and boost energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions. 

Union Investment Real Estate’s 440,000 s/f 101 Seaport Blvd. awarded LEED Platinum certification

Boston, MA According to CBRE/New England , 101 Seaport Blvd. has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level pos...

AAI standard revised for tracts of forest and rural lands - by Susan Bernstein

Likely to become effective September 17, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised the All Appropriate Inquiry Standard (AAI) for large tracts of forestland and rural property.

FireFlower Alternative Energy completes construction on 1,170 solar panel project

Woburn, MA Local company, FireFlower Alternative Energy, has partnered with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply and MassAmerican Energy ...