1. Articles in category: Green Region

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    1. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 1 2017)

      West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years

      The implementation of energy-saving measures that don't impact the city's bottom line are projected to save West Springfield around $4 million over the next 20 years, according to Mayor Will Reichelt. This fiscal year alone, West Side saved around $140,000 because of the city's commitment to "go green," Reichelt said. The savings are a result of improved efficiency and net metering credits from the community's investment in solar fields in Southwick and Montague, he said. "These energy efficiency improvements did not affect the city's operating budget," Reichelt said. The city, a designated "Green Community ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    2. Westfield launches effort to gain designation as a Green Community

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      Westfield launches effort to gain designation as a Green Community

      Mayor Brian P. Sullivan and City Advancement Officer Joseph Mitchell announced Tuesday the process will begin with a $7,500 grant received from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Sullivan will ask the City Council for formally accept the grant allocation when it meets Aug. 22. That will allow the city to proceed with application for additional funding to conduct an inventory of city buildings that can benefit from energy use upgrades and eventually for as much as $350,000 in state funding to complete the targeted upgrades.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    3. Study Finds Global Green Building Expected to Double by 2018

      Explore BusinessWest (May 16 2016)

      Study Finds Global Green Building Expected to Double by 2018

      Companies involved in U.S. construction plan on intensifying their involvement in green building over the next three years, according to the new World Green Building Trends Study from Dodge Data & Analytics, conducted with support from United Technologies Corp. and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business. The U.S. is also one of the global leaders in the percentage of firms expecting to construct new green institutional projects and green retrofits of existing buildings.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   United Technologies

    4. 2015 Super 60

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 20 2015)

      2015 Super 60

      The Springfield Regional Chamber — formerly the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield — has been issuing annual lists of its largest-revenue and fastest-growing members since 1990, documenting, over time, the businesses that keep the region running.  “There’s a reason we break it down by Revenue Growth and Total Revenue,” said Jeffrey Cuiffreda, Springfield Regional Chamber president. “I think it shows we have a lot of mature industries on the largest-revenue list, and to get to that level, you have to be around a long time and have a stable base, and that shows the good foundation of our economy.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    5. Site work ramps up as MGM Springfield casino nears groundbreaking

      Explore masslive.com (May 26 2015)

      Site work ramps up as MGM Springfield casino nears groundbreaking

      With the approaching fourth anniversary of the June 1, 2011, tornado, site work for the $800 Million MGM Springfield resort casino project is in full swing in the city's South End, which sustained significant damage as a result of the storm. Jersey barriers are being installed along Main, State and Bliss streets and plans are pending to demolish the 19 buildings in the 14½-acre site plan to make way for the massive entertainment complex.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Community Spotlight: Northampton

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      Community Spotlight: Northampton

      Northampton touts a new initiative called “Pleasant Futures,” which Narkewicz describes as a “community re-visioning process for Pleasant Street,” and a number of public meetings have been held to get input from residents in surrounding neighborhoods about what needs to be done to increase density and expand the downtown area in the neighborhood in a way that is pleasing to everyone.  It kicked off last May and is a collaborative effort between the Office of Planning and Sustainability and the Ward 3 Neighborhood Organization. “The concerns expressed in the meetings focused on pedestrian safety and vibrancy along the corridor,” Narkewicz ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    7. Western Mass Green Consortium hosts Gren night Wednesday, March 11 | masslive

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      Western Mass Green Consortium hosts Gren night Wednesday, March 11 | masslive

      Geen Night is a project of the Western Mass. Green Consortium (WMGC), a social network dedicated to sharing information about and promoting environmental sustainability, green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy in accessible and fun social events.  In this presentation Paulson helps participants visit the realm where high performance building and sustainable landscape design intersect, to learn about a design methodology that supports best performance of both systems, according to the news release.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    8. Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

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      Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

      The town has received $165,539 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy for four projects that will ultimately cut energy consumption by nearly 2 percent overall. The town applied for funding for five projects but received funding for four, said. Stephanie Ciccarello, sustainability coordinator. The return on the investment on the fifth project - attic insulation at Town Hall was determined to be too long, she said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 28 2014)

      Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest

      Over the past two years, said the city’s 24-year-old mayor, “we’ve been doing some excellent planning, laying the foundation for things we’ll be pursuing in 2014. And we have a lot of projects happening this year. Residents, and people visiting Holyoke, have been noticing the changes in the city.”  Added Marcos Marrero, Holyoke’s planning director, “where 2012 was a big year for planning, and in 2013 we took steps to bring things to fruition, we’ll actually see that fruition in 2014.”

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Alex Morse

    10. Greenfield's new 'green' master plan almost finished

      Explore recorder.com (Dec 25 2013)

      A new “sustainable” master plan that will carry the town through at least the next 10 years includes suggestions for preserving open space and agricultural land, promoting energy efficiency throughout town, and encouraging more use of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as public transportation, to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. The words that came up again and again as a 35-member Sustainable Master Plan Advisory Committee met over the last 13 months to write the sustainable master plan were: resilience, vibrancy and quality (of life). Now, the sustainable master plan, which will go to the town’s Planning ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    11. Springfield celebrates city's first official bicycle lanes in Sixteen Acres neighborhood

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      Springfield celebrates city's first official bicycle lanes in Sixteen Acres neighborhood

      With helmets in hand, a cadre of local bicyclist s gathered in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood on Monday to celebrate the official opening of the first bicycle lanes in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    12. TD Bank volunteers plant trees, shrubs, bulbs at Springfield's Riverfront Park in continued tornado recovery efforts

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      TD Bank volunteers plant trees, shrubs, bulbs at Springfield's Riverfront Park in continued tornado recovery efforts

      City and state officials, including Mayor Domenic Sarno, thanked the volunteers and TD Bank and the nonprofit organization Regreen Springfield for their replanting efforts. TD Bank donated labor as well as $20,000 for costs related to the tree-planting efforts.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   TD Bank   Springfield

    13. Massachusetts awards $3.7 million in green energy grants to communities

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 26 2013)

      Massachusetts awards $3.7 million in green energy grants to communities

      Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia this week awarded $3.7 million in grants to fund scores of clean energy projects in 20 communities across the state. The Green Communities Competitive Grants are awarded to existing Green Communities which have successfully invested their initial designation grants. Awards are capped at $250,000 per municipality.

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    14. Anellotech licenses p-xylene technology from UMass Amherst

      Explore Biomass Magazine (Nov 29 2012)

      “We view our efforts to license to Anellotech this important technology developed at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and our efforts to support the company as part of the University’s core economic development mission.  We have worked closely with Anellotech’s management from the outset in order in ensure this innovation will bring economic, environmental and social benefits for the Commonwealth and the country.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. WMass seen as green energy leader

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 25 2012)

      Massachusetts is honoring a number of towns and state agencies for their commitment to energy efficiency. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    16. Chicopee City Council rejects Green Communities Act

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      Chicopee City Council rejects Green Communities Act

      The council's concerns were about some of the regulations that would come with the ordinance, including new building codes that would demand residential construction over 3,000 square feet include different energy efficient measures; calling for the city government to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent within five years; and a pledge to purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles for municipal use when the vehicles are available and practical.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    17. State energy officials present official green status to seven area communities

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      State energy officials present official green status to seven area communities

      State energy officials were in town Monday afternoon to award ceremonial checks, street signs and plaques to officials in area municipalities who are members of the latest class of communities going green.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    18. Massachusetts energy officials to present Green Community status award to 7 Pioneer Valley towns

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      Massachusetts energy officials to present Green Community status award to 7 Pioneer Valley towns

      These communities were among the 17 statewide receiving the status, bringing the state total to 103. Athol, Belchertown, Buckland, Deerfield, Easthampton, Granby, Greenfield, Holland, Leverett, Middlefield, Palmer, Monson, Northampton and Shutesbury and Springfield have already received green status.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    19. Grant will make two downtown Northampton buildings greener

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      Grant will make two downtown Northampton buildings greener

      Two prominent city buildings are in line for an energy makeover thanks to $98,000 in grant funds from the state’s Green Communities program. The money will be used to reduce energy use for heating and cooling at the Academy of Music and at Memorial Hall. Officials expect the work will reduce annual consumption of natural gas by 20 percent at the Academy and 13 percent at Memorial Hall.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    20. Spill Bound

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      Spill Bound

      In other words, it’s a different era in environmental services, one that poses plenty of complexity and challenge, but also two decades of opportunity for a firm that began in the second floor of Mike Talbot’s house in 1993.
      Opportunity, after all, is the very foundation of the business. Before Okun, Talbot, and Kevin O’Reilly launched their venture, they were working together at an environmental-services firm in Connecticut.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Hampshire College students design 'green' services stations of the future for Sandri Companies

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      Hampshire College students design 'green' services stations of the future for Sandri Companies

      Recently Hampshire College’s Crafting a Sustainable Design Lens class partnered with the Sandri Companies to work on a project called “Waystation of the Future” taught by Hampshire College professor Caryn Brause.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   The Republican

    22. Green Earth Computers helps tech world stay eco-friendly

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      Green Earth Computers helps tech world stay eco-friendly

      Kiernan Gulick-Sherrill, owner and head technician of Green Earth Computers, is helping the tech world stay eco-friendly.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican

    23. Use of recycled building materials in 'eco-friendly' construction is expected to grow in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 21 2012)

      “Green building” has gone from a buzz phrase to a significant and growing driver within the home building and remodeling business. The development of new stores like the non-profit EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield, which features recycled and reclaimed building materials, is testimony that taking a green approach to building and renovating is hot in 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   John Majercak

    24. Hub colleges go green with computer lab

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 28 2011)

      That’s what’s coming to Holyoke in early 2013 when the $89 million Massachusetts Green High Power Computing Center — fueled in part by on-site hydropower — should be ready, according to its president, Andrei Ruckenstein. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

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