Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

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State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

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19th century smokestack highlights a Massachusetts performing arts facility


A 19 th century steam plant has been adapted into the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center for Middlesex School, an independent secondary school in Concord, Mass. The updated 22,000-sf facility includes a 134-seat recital hall and multiple practice spaces, gathering spaces, and classrooms.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

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Maine Investment Firm Purchases Massachusetts Landscaping Company

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A landscaping company that employs more than 100 people was purchased by a Maine-based investment firm

Massachusetts tops California as most energy-efficient state

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Arkansas, D.C., Kentucky, and Wisconsin are Most Improved.

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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A Massachusetts college now features the largest zero-net-energy academic building in Northeast


The John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, which opened last fall on the Fall River, Mass., campus of Bristol Community College (BCC), claims to be the largest zero net energy (ZNE) classroom and science lab building in the Northeast. The three-story, 46,000-sf building, which cost $47 million to complete, features two stories of teaching laboratories, community spaces and interactive classrooms, joined by a shared atrium that serves as a “learning commons” and student living room

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 Lawmakers Delay Vote on Bill to Relax Boston's Shadow Laws

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The Massachusetts Secretary of State has asked for a two-week delay on a vote that would change state law regarding shadows created by tall buildings

California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power

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The Rockport Group Moves Global Corporate HQ

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Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

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It’s the corporate expansion project everyone is paying attention to: 50 cities have stated an interest in landing Amazon’s second headquarters , dubbed HQ2, and it seems everybody has an opinion on where the $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs belong.

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World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

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2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

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Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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A comprehensive list of Massachusetts financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. The post Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

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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]. 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. It allows your company to pitch its best ideas for the best possible costs, helping your company to stand out from the competition – if it’s a good estimation.

Menck Windows Opening New Manufacturing Facility In Chicopee, MA

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Massachusetts Reboots Stalled Green Line Rail-Extension Job

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has won a program and construction management contract for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s rebooted Green Line Extension CH2M Hill Inc.

Project Update: Mill240

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Construction is well underway on the Mill240 project in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The rehabilitated mill apartment community, which is situated along the banks of the Merrimack, will build upon the historic former Newark Paper Mill to. All Commercial Projects

Massachusetts DOT Agrees to Pay Contractor's Big Dig Claim After 15-Year Battle

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End of dispute over added cost for unforeseen site conditions and design changes will result in $88-million payment to Tutor Perini-Kiewit-Cashman joint venture. Business Management

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Massachusetts Supreme Court clarifies building code liability issue on mixed-use projects


The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different structures under the state building code.

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

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a Massachusetts-based technology company devoted to creating a waste-free retail industry. A $400,000 grant was provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for the creation of the facility.

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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

How a Lapse and Missing Bolts Led to Ironworker's Death

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A field crew assumed missing bolts were in place in last year's accident in Massachusetts

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. Passive House Projects Massachusetts Placetailor residential

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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.

OSHA Finds Electrocution Hazards in Massachusetts

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OSHA determined that employees of a Massachusetts construction contractor faced possible electrocution from working close to energized power lines at a Cambridge, Mass.,

June 26 or Bust

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The $5.3-billion expansion of the Panama Canal, originally scheduled for completion in time for the Canal’s 100th anniversary in 2014, now is expected to be open for business before the end of next month.

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After Two Fires Gut Wood-Framed Construction Projects in Massachusetts, Local Officials Call For Stricter Regulations

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After massive fires in Waltham, Mass.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

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Four of the six states included in the 2014 list increased the square feet of space they certified per resident in 2015 (Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and California). Massachusetts: New Douglas Elementary School in Douglas; LEED Silver.

HighRes Biosolutions Breaks Ground For New Corporate HQ

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Relocating or Expanding Your Business In Massachusetts. Considering Massachusetts for your company’s relocation or expansion project? Check out Business Facilities’ Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide.

Construction begins on Phase I of $240 million mixed-use development in Boston


Fenway Center Development LLC, the project’s developer, announced joint venture partners Gerding Edlen, TH Real Estate, and Meredith Management have signed a long-term ground lease with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for Phase I of Fenway Center. .


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Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

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Boston Bridge Crew Opens Mass. Pike Three Weeks Early

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Beginning work on the rehabilitation of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge that runs over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston, crews opened the toll road to preconstruction traffic patterns on Aug.