Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

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Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley. Read: Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named at BusinessFacilities.com.

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 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.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

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and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG. Read World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. The U.S.

New Resource Announced For Cities Seeking Innovation And Economic Revitalization

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Articles By Location California Daily News Featured Post Florida Kansas Massachusetts Online Features U.S. - Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

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

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By Massachusetts Contractors on May 19, 2015 – [link]. We have served as engineers, cost estimators, project managers, and/or facility software/process management innovators. 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.

Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. GE’s choice reflects Boston’s reputation as a hub of innovation in technology and life sciences. Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

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President Obama has awarded Chicago a $70 million grant from the Department of Defense to build a $320-million Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. Three other innovation hubs are being built in Canton, MI near Detroit, Youngstown, OH and Raleigh, N.C. By Ed Feldman.

Virtual Design and Construction Technology helped design MIT’s new accelerator facility

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Located in “the most innovative square mile on the planet” in Cambridge’s Innovation District, The Engine represents a new accelerator facility and incubator space for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ambri Opens Manufacturing Facility In Marlborough, MA

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Massachusetts Gov. “Ambri’s expansion is an example of how a little bit of public investment can catalyze private sector growth and innovation,” said Gov. That deployment will be funded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s InnovateMass Program.

Moderna Therapeutics Expands In New HQ And Lab In Cambridge, MA

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“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Massachusetts, the country’s most important hub of biotech innovation, which has been a great source of talent and ideas to Moderna from its earliest days,” said Stephane Bancel, president and founding CEO of Moderna.

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Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

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By recognizing these states excelling in the use of LEED, we are celebrating the green building professionals, architects, business, policy and community leaders who work tirelessly to design and develop innovative solutions toward a healthier, more sustainable future.

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

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The true foundation of highly dynamic cities emerges from such factors as speed of innovation and creation of cutting-edge businesses along with new building construction, property price movement and investment in real estate from cross-border investors and corporations.

SocialClicks Opens Headquarters In Cambridge, MA

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headquarters at the Cambridge Innovation Center. ” Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Back Office, IT, And Call Centers Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Post Foreign Direct Investment Massachusetts Online Features U.S. -

NxStage Opens New HQ in Lawrence, MA

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Massachusetts Gov. In 2008, NxStage Medical was named the fourth largest revenue gainer in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and in 2009 was recognized as the third fastest growing company in Massachusetts. Deval Patrick. NxStage® Medical, Inc. ,

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

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“Our report shows that cities are laboratories of innovation for energy saving solutions that directly benefit people where they live, work and play,” said Eric Mackres, ACEEE’s local policy manager and the report’s lead author. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Tocci Building Companies Blog: A look into the thoughtful future

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This is what I see when I view Massachusetts-based Tocci Building Companies’ blog. Blogs innovations An image from a Tocci Companies blog posting — is this a photo or rendering? There are certain “standard expectations” in a contracting company’s blog/site.

Zipcar Zipping From Cambridge To Boston, MA

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Company executives have announced final plans for the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Cambridge, MA, to Boston’s Innovation District. ” Mayor Menino said: “I would like to congratulate the Zipcar team on their new office space in the Innovation District.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

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“We expect the continued expansion of natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale formation will be a driver of economic development in Pennsylvania,” said BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, noting that PA has introduced innovative incentives for new businesses utilizing natural gas. Massachusetts, New York and Maryland join NJ as states that have achieved leadership positions in solar power without the advantage of a Sun Belt location.

RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

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Similar to the LEED Innovation and Design Credits, the RELi Applied Creativity credits were created with the intent of providing projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance. Up to 20 AC Credits can be awarded for creative thinking and innovative techniques.

RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

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Similar to the LEED Innovation and Design Credits, the RELi Applied Creativity credits were created with the intent of providing projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance. Up to 20 AC Credits can be awarded for creative thinking and innovative techniques.

Technology Trends In Construction Improving Job Site Safety

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A series of innovative ideas in construction have been used to bring a remarkable difference in the industry.There is no shortage of tech gadgets for commercial projects as there are a number on offer for various projects.

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Skanska USA Celebrates Groundbreaking for 121 Seaport

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Walsh and CBT Architects, recently broke ground on the city’s newest office tower—121 Seaport—a 17-story, 400,000-square-foot Class-A office building with two floors of retail in Boston, Massachusetts’ vibrant Seaport District.

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? ”. This blog post is not as epic as A Day in the Life , the last song on the Sgt.

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Tocci Building Companies: A serious contender in the 2016 Best Construction Blog competition

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Massachusetts-based Tocci Building Companies won the 2015 Best Construction Blog competition , and has certainly amassed at the time of writing this post (March 22) the highest number of popular votes for the 2016 competition.

Fear: How much does this emotion hold us back from doing what we should?

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The closest I could come to validation appears to be research from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital , which has conducted some extensive research on cognitive approaches to health and fear reduction.

This Week in Energy News for March 29, 2013

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Maine and Massachusetts to Get New High-Performance Housing. A property management group in Bangor, Maine is working on a Passivhaus community and a mixed-use LEED Platinum project is being planned for Boston, Massachusetts.

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Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Tennessee Races To The Top In Education; Alabama Takes Automotive Crown

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Alabama got a turbocharged boost to the top of our automotive scoreboard from the Alabama Industrial Development Training [AIDT] program, an innovative leader in workforce training initiatives that specializes in developing on-site training facilities for key industries, including aerospace, ship-building and automotive. MASSACHUSETTS. Tennessee emerged as the top-ranked state for education in Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

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Our 2016 awards include recognition for the locations that have led the way in smart-grid modernization, innovative funding for infrastructure projects, renewable energy breakthroughs and new tools for supporting startups and entrepreneurs. ACHIEVEMENT IN INNOVATION HUBS.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

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We have over 200 higher education institutions around the state, a growing innovation ecosystem, a diverse and dynamic workforce, along with an abundance of natural resources.”. By Jonathan Sanders From the March/April 2016 Issue.

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

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The industry stretches across almost every region of the country and into the majority of states from California and Texas to Florida, Massachusetts and New York. In September 2012, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc.

New Partnership Releases Guide To Stimulate Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure

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The new report, which was developed in collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, focuses on Philadelphia’s innovative Green City, Clean Waters program as a model for stimulating investment in natural infrastructure.

Seven Projects Land Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

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Rendering of Kaiser Permanente’s National Innovation Center. Under the codename “Project Profile,” KP conducted a wide-ranging site selection search for a new National Innovation Center. By the BF Staff From the January/February 2016 Issue.

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H&A Public Incentive Legislation Update

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Massachusetts. This latest analysis summarizes pending and recently passed incentive legislation across the country. States with updates are indicated in red. By Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, LLC.

State by State Incentives Guide

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Alabama Innovation Fund: As part of the implementation of Accelerate Alabama, this fund was created to maximize the use of the State’s economic development resources by leveraging annual research and development expenditures by Public Universities within the State to generate resources which can be used to support economic development initiatives. The Alabama Innovation Fund supports and operates two (2) distinct programs. Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund: $18.2

STATE INCENTIVES GUIDE

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ALASKA GROWTH CAPITAL: Provides financing to nontraditional borrowers/businesses that use innovative technology, are in rural Alaska and are minority-owned. ARIZONA INNOVATION ACCELERATOR FUND: An $18.2 A comprehensive guide to state incentives offered throughout the U.S. ALABAMA.

GSA, LEED, USGBC, and Politics

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E3 INNOVATE, LLC. Green Innovative Design. Innovative Associates LLC. Innovative Design. Innovative Green Strategies, LLC. USGBC Massachusetts Chapter. LEED Certification, and LEED in general has been a GREAT marketing tool. That said, should LEED be a requirement? Is LEED cost effective? Should LEED be modified? The below letter clearly states that cost will INCREASE should the GSA move away from LEED? How can that be? What costs would increase?

Critical Issues and BIM – NIBS buildingSMART alliance conference – January 7-11, 2013

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The week-long event includes committee meetings, such as the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction, National BIM Standard-United States Planning and Project Committee meetings; two days of educational sessions; a full day of innovative technology demonstrations with the Information Exchange Working Group; and a BIM Academic Education Symposium focused on teaching the next generation. Innovative Technology Demonstrations.

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