Green Buildings

Skanska to construct Southern New Hampshire University’s new College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics building - aiming for LEED Silver

Manchester, NH Skanska has been awarded a $44 million contract to construct Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) new, three-stor...

Workbar in Back Bay has been awarded WELL Certification

Boston, MA According to Workbar, a Massachusetts-based coworking and office space company, its newest workspace in the city’s Back Bay...

Boston in Top 25 of EPA’s list of cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings

Boston, MA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its tenth annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U...

Understanding the different benefits of behind the meter and stand alone solar energy systems - by Craig Huntley

Craig Huntley is founder and chief development officer at Solect Energy, Hopkinton, Mass. ...

Q&A with Bianchi of Solect Energy: Importance of proactive maintenance of solar energy systems

Starting this summer, Massachusetts is altering its solar incentive policies with changes that will  better suit real estate developers and property owners with tenant occupied buildings, than the previous SREC program. 

Erland completes new 98,800 s/f Snyder Center - athletic facility with green elements

Andover, MA Erland Construction completes the new 98,800 s/f Snyder Center at Phillips Academy Andover (Academy), a state-of-the-art athleti...

Massachusetts Court clarifies deadline for filing for property damages in contamination cases - by Susan Bernstein

The recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in Grand Manor Condominium Association v. City of Lowell (Grand Mano) extensively clarifies the date by which a private suit (i.e. not one brought by the government)

Ayer Electric completes 2.59MW solar array for New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

Moltonborough, NH In late December 2017, one of New Hampshire’s largest solar PV array went online, as NECA New Hampshire Division ele...

Shifting energy landscape represents opportunity for real estate and the growing cannabis industry - by Scott Howe

Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts are scheduled to begin on July 1st. Many medicinal growers plan to supply the recreational market, but will need to increase their production and expand their operational footprint to meet projected demand. This translates to additional square footage and increased energy costs. 

Surplus soil management in Massachusetts during construction – An update - by Frank Riccuardi

Environmental and construction professionals have been dealing with the issue of soil management during construction for decades. For urban construction, space to stockpile soil is non-existent and for rural areas, on-site soil management is problematic due to runoff and erosion concerns.