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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center Wins Brownfields Award

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center Wins Brownfields Award
The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) has announced that the EBC James D. P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award for 2014 will go to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center development. LMP worked on this project with Turner Construction, M&W Group, MassDevelopment, and a consortium of Greater Boston\'s finest academic institutions including MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern University, and UMass. A full list of award recipients for this project is provided below.

    Award Recipients:
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Harvard University Office of Sustainability
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Facilities
  • MassDevelopment
  • Tighe & Bond
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.


  • The full text of the EBC press release is below and information about the awards ceremony can be found on the EBC website.

    The Environmental Business Council of New England Announces
    Environmental and Energy Industry Winners of the 21st Annual EBEE Awards


    Press Release Contact: Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC (617) 262-4050 dmoon@ebcne.org

    FOR IMMEDIETE RELEASE
    April 8, 2014 - Boston, MA - The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 21st Annual EBEE Awards. The winners will be honored on May 21st at the 24th Annual Meeting and 21st EBEE Awards Celebration, being held at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. Bob Varney, Executive Vice President at Normandeau Associates, Inc. and former New England EPA Regional Administrator will serve as the emcee for the program. Registrations are now being accepted on the EBC website: www.ebcne.org.

    Each year, the EBC recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding environmental and energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards Celebration. The EBEE Awards are presented each year at the EBC\'s Annual Awards Celebration. These awards were established by the EBC to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBC.

    The James D. P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award

    This award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, is awarded to a Brownfields project in which an EBC member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.
    To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of James D.P. Farrell to the Brownfields Program, a resolution of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2005 advanced the name of this award to the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award.

    James D.P. Farrell (1958-2004) actively participated in the EBC Brownfields Committee and Brownfields programs while at the Massachusetts AG\'s office where he was chief of the brownfields unit. He was instrumental in making the brownfields redevelopment process work in Massachusetts and was often involved in delicate negotiations among developers, municipalities and former owners of contaminated sites. Jim was admired for his work on complex Superfund negotiations, including negotiations in New England. As a DOJ attorney on the General Electric Pittsfield case, Jim\'s ideas during negotiations helped parties reach an unprecedented settlement. Jim\'s work for the AG\'s office strengthened the partnership between EPA New England and the state. He was a valued member of the South Weymouth Naval Base case team, where he helped bring together representatives of the business, environmental and military communities for site cleanup and redevelopment.

    Prior to 1999, he worked in the environmental enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as an aide to U.S. Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.

    The James D. P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award

    Development of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

      Award Recipients:
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Harvard University Office of Sustainability
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Facilities
  • MassDevelopment
  • Tighe & Bond
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.


  • In Recognition of the Remediation of the Former Mastex Industries Site and Development of the State-of-the-Art Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

    The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or ebc@ebcne.org.