Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

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Energy Efficiency: California Regains Top Spot, Ties With Massachusetts

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California and Massachusetts have both won the top spot in the 10th edition of the 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ( ACEEE ). The states with the most ambitious targets include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Arizona.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

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Massachusetts broke its 2016 tie with California by holding on to the No. California, Massachusetts, and New York continue to lead the way in energy-efficient transportation policies for the second consecutive year.

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

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Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.

Massachusetts tops list of top 10 states for LEED

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This is the second-straight year that Massachusetts led the U.S. Green Building Council's rankings

Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

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Ruling that “the law,” whether by statute, ordinance, regulations, or code, and even when its source is a judicial opinion, is not subject to federal copyright law, has broad implications, particularly for green building.

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Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State; Mississippi Most Improved

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Department of Energy secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz, along with a top elected official of a state, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Massachusetts retains the top spot for the third year in a row based on its continued commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act.

Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

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BuildingGreen will be hosting a series if meetups at their booth at this is a chance to meet and hangout with other green people. In a recent review of contracts involving green building construction projects, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing green building matters.

Devens: Winning The Battle For Business

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A Day in the Life of a Green Building Attorney

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But rather, this responds to a question I was recently asked when speaking at a law school forum on innovation in the law, “ what does a green building attorney do? ”. Reviewing and approving quotes in draft third party journal article on defects in green building contracts.

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Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois lead annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building list


Massachusetts, Colorado, and Illinois lead the list of the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking of U.S. states that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction, and transformation over the past year. Washington, D.C., is not included in the list of top states due to its status as a federal territory, but its 29.04 sf of LEED space per resident is more than any individual state

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Boston Green Line extension holds 'real' groundbreaking

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Officials presided over the fourth kickoff ceremony for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's $2.2 billion, 4.7-mile light-rail extension

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

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Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. LEED is the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. Green construction is quickly outpacing conventional construction in the U.S.,”

Massachusetts tops California as most energy-efficient state

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Massachusetts Makes Top Five of LEED-Certified States

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Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking for the Top 10 LEED-certified states —those states that best exemplify green, sustainable design. Massachusetts made the fourth spot on the list, with 101 LEED-certified projects, including the LEED-platinum certified Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke—the first university research computing center to ever achieve Platinum status. Last week, the U.S.

Mass. Green Line Contract Award Goes to Joint Venture

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The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation announced the award of a $1.08-billion contract for the Green Line Extension

California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power

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Top 10 States Ranked In Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

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Just in time for Earth Day, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its Green Energy Facility in Freetown, MA on April 15. ” New England Stores Power the Green Energy Facility. The Green Energy Facility was created and is operated by Divert, Inc.,


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MBTA Hires Construction Manager To Oversee Green Line Extension

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The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority is hiring a construction manager to administer the long-delayed $2.3 billion Green Line Extension project, according to an MBTA press release

2016 State Rankings: CA, TX Repeat As Solar, Wind Power Capacity Kings

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Saving Time And Money On The Estimation Process – Massachusetts Contractors Academy

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By Massachusetts Contractors on May 19, 2015 – [link]. This course should be required for all General Contracting estimators and electrical subcontract estimators.” – Rick Garcia, Sr Estimator/LEED Green Associate, Herman Construction Group, Inc. About Us. Contact Us. Expert Interview with Peter Cholakis Of 4Clicks On Saving Time And Money On The Estimation Process. Estimation is an important aspect of the bidding process.

Two Design-Build Teams Guarantee Costs for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

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Two of the three design-build teams shortlisted to build the long-awaited Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line Extension project have certified that their proposals will meet or be below the MBTA’s $1.3

Two Teams Certify Costs for Boston Green Line Extension

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below the $1.3-billion cost limit to build the long-awaited Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line Extension project in metropolitan Boston The joint venture of Walsh Group, Barletta Construction and Granite Construction appears to have been.

Massachusetts most energy-efficient state in 2013, California a close #2

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Green Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the U.S.,

Modern Park Passivhaus in Somerville

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This is Park Passivhaus in Somerville, Massachusetts. This is an excellent project to track, especially if you’re interested in Passive House detail. [+] Follow the build of Park Passivhaus in Massachusetts. East Coast Passivhaus with a Green Roof.

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Massachusetts Governor signs law promoting use of renewable energy sources in building or cooling systems

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Green Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that will promote the research, development and use of environmentally conscious technologies by awarding alternative energy credits to any building or cooling system that uses renewable energy sources. read more.

Boston's Green Line Extension Project Budget Grows to $2.3B

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. . . Massachusetts state transportation officials and MBTA fiscal overseers voted unanimously yesterday to support a scaled-down Green Line extension.

Cape Cod Heat Pumps, LLC opens new HVACR interactive showroom in New England

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Briggs Heating and Air Conditioning announces the opening of its new location, Cape Cod Heat Pumps, LLC, in Bourne, Massachusetts, on September 24, 2016. Green

Less Is More In New England

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percent, Massachusetts’ 3.7 The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 Since then Albany International has expanded, employing more than 400 and moving their corporate headquarters from New York and R&D facilities from Massachusetts. FRANKLIN, MASSACHUSETTS: THE 2.0

MBTA Notebook: T Searches for New GM, Bids For Long-Stalled Green Line Extension To Go Out This Spring

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In an address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced the state is seeking a new general manager for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation who can lead capital projects such as the Green Line Extension

CH2M Chosen As Construction Manager For MBTA Green Line Extension Project

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was awarded a program and construction management contract for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s rebooted Green Line Extension. The Federal Transit Administration, which has pledged $1 billon for the project, green lighted the new estimated cost structure in April

Can Solar Gardens Grow Jobs?

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They’re trying this out in half of Massachusetts right now, according to a recent report in The New York Times. Massachusetts passed its law enabling community renewable energy projects in 2008; this was followed by a town solar garden in Brewster in 2012.

Three Design-Build Teams Short Listed for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has short listed three design-build teams to compete for the long-awaited Green Line Extension.

Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

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Fenway Center will also feature one of the largest private solar power plants in Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority’s first net-zero-energy train station. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Riding the Wind

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City Momentum Index Identifies The World’s 20 Most Dynamic Cities

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Demonstrating success factors relating to education, innovation, sustainability and transparency, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, for example, are distinguished by their strengths in talent and new technologies, while Copenhagen has among the world’s strongest “green” credentials.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

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