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.

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 plans $17B transportation program

Construction Dive

Transportation authorities will use state and federal funds for new projects and renovations of rails, bridges, tunnels and highways

Massachusetts tops list of top 10 states for LEED

Construction Dive

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

State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

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Massachusetts is taking in and out of the box approaches to help increase jobs and decrease unemployment. State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic Biotech And Pharma Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Post Magazine Magazine Highlights Massachusetts Plastics And Medical Devices Research And Development State Focus U.S. -

Massachusetts Community Explores Possible Shift to Organics

Green Industry Professionals

Massachusetts community invites organic lawn care expert to address town, says growing body of scientific evidence shows that pesticide exposure, even at low levels, can adversely affect health and environment

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.

Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Business Facilities Blog

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

Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Business Facilities Blog

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.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit: 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Renovation & Restoration

ENR Construction

When the American Enterprise Institute purchased 1789 Massachusetts Ave. on Washington, D.C.’s s Embassy Row in 2013, the National Historic Landmark was 12,000 sq ft too small for the institute’s needs

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Maine Investment Firm Purchases Massachusetts Landscaping Company

Green Industry Professionals

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

Massachusetts Punts on Big Offshore Wind Decision

ENR Construction

Multiple issues delay developer selection until May 23

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.

Massachusetts Reboots Stalled Green Line Rail-Extension Job

ENR Construction

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

Damage Mounts in Massachusetts After Record Low Temperatures Follow Record High Tides

ENR Construction

Construction crews across Massachusetts are repairing busted water and sewage lines after a massive snowstorm dubbed the “bomb cyclone ”

Intentional Breach Might Not Submarine Massachusetts' Construction Contracts

ENR Construction

Construction contracts might not be undercut by an intentional breach, according to a June 13. ruling by the state's highest court

Massachusetts Issues RFP for 400MW of Offshore Wind

ENR Construction

Utilities Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy on June 29 issued a request for proposals for 400 MW of Massachusetts offshore wind generation, but up to 800 MW will be allowed if the utilities can demonstrate significantly more economic benefit

A Massachusetts research building is the first to meet WELL’s Gold standard

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An R&D building on the Billerica, Mass., campus of EMD Serono, a biopharmaceutical business of Merck that focuses on specialty care, became the first in the United States to receive Gold-level certification for New and Existing Buildings from the International WELL Building Institute

Massachusetts Bill to Protect Pregnant and Nursing Workers Sent to Gov.'s Desk

ENR Construction

A Massachusetts bill that provides extra protections for pregnant and nursing workers was sent to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk last week

Massachusetts Picks Backup Plan for Cross-Border Transmission

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Maine power-line project emerges as an alternative for rejected Northern Pass project

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Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

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California Connecticut Featured Maryland Massachusetts Surveys & Research USA - Far West Utilities 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard ACEEE Baltimore Gas & Electric energy incentives Eversource Connecticut Eversource Massachusetts National Grid Massachusetts Pacific Gas & Electric Site Selection utilitiesACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S.

Massachusetts Probes Wynn Casino Permit After CEO Sex Assault Allegations

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Construction on the $2.4-billion Wynn Boston Harbor continues despite the resignation of Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen A. Wynn, after The Wall Street Journal reported multiple sexual harassment and assault accusations against him

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

ENR Construction

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

Massachusetts Pushes Offshore Wind in New Clean Energy Law

ENR Construction

State's mandate for 1,600 MW by 2027 is the biggest in the U.S.

19th century smokestack highlights a Massachusetts performing arts facility

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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.

OSHA Finds Electrocution Hazards in Massachusetts

Construction Equipment

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

Massachusetts Casino Truce Restarts Months-Halted Work

ENR Construction

About 100 Suffolk Construction union workers have restarted site work for a $2.1-billion casino-resort on the Mystic River in Everett, Mass., after opponents in nearby Somerville ended a six-month fight to halt the project

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: University of Massachusetts Amherst-- Design Building

ENR Construction

The 87,000-sq-ft mass-timber building framed using cross-laminated timber embodies 2,300 metric tons less carbon than an equivalent steel- or concrete-framed building

Tocci Building Companies Begins Construction of Rock Chapel Marine Headquarters in Massachusetts

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WOBURN, Mass. -- Tocci Building Companies, a Boston, Massachusetts-area construction manager announced that is has broken ground on a new headquarters for Rock Chapel Marine located in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Cimpress office complex built during historically brutal Massachusetts winter

BD+C

Massachusetts was ravaged by storms throughout the winter of 2014-15. Boston, for example, received a record 110.6 inches of snow. The Building Team for 275 Wyman Street, the new home office for Cimpress in suburban Waltham, remembers the season all too well. The team needed to build the 315,000-sf office building in just 14 months, and that meant working in brutally cold temperatures and during multiple snowstorms

Flooding Damage From Massive Winter Storm in Massachusetts Will Take Weeks to Assess

ENR Construction

A massive snowstorm dubbed the “bomb cyclone” broke Boston’s record for its highest tide ever recorded by the National Weather Service, but fully assessing the storm's damage will take weeks in a region that was plunged into frigid temperatures the day after the Jan. 4 storm

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Select Teams To Build Off Shore Wind Projects

ENR Construction

Two offshore wind projects located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard moved closer on May 23 to delivering a combined 1,200 MW of energy

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

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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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STEM Leaders

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Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard. Read: STEM Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

Massachusetts Makes Top Five of LEED-Certified States

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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. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking for the Top 10 LEED-certified states —those states that best exemplify green, sustainable design.

Massachusetts tops California as most energy-efficient state

Constructor Magazine

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

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

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The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more. Read: May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3) at BusinessFacilities.com.