Tag: Environmental

New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

By on March 8, 2016
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Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard... Read More »

Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

By Ronald W. Ruth and Paula G. Curry on March 30, 2015
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This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article... Read More »

2014 Massachusetts Solar Update

By on June 30, 2014
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SREC II: It seems we hardly knew you. In April of 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published amendments... Read More »

Science Meets Government: MassDEP Moves Forward With Contingency Plan Regulations

By Ronald W. Ruth on May 14, 2014
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Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) promulgated several important amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), which... Read More »

The Basics: Massachusetts Contingency Plan – Massachusetts Chapter 21E

By Ronald W. Ruth on December 9, 2013
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Many of our clients are very familiar with oil and hazardous materials law and how contamination can significantly affect real... Read More »

7 Tips for Financing Solar Projects

By on May 14, 2013
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As the warm weather approaches, we see the usual signs of spring which, in a good year, includes an increase... Read More »

Boston Building Energy Reporting Ordinance Proposed

By John J. Slater III on April 2, 2013
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Recently, Mayor Menino filed a proposed Ordinance with the Boston City Council to require owners of medium and large sized... Read More »

Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels: Taking a Local Look at a Global Problem

By Peter Friedenberg on March 5, 2013
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The Boston Harbor Association recently released a sobering report entitled “Preparing for the Rising Tide” which assesses Boston’s vulnerability to... Read More »

Massachusetts “LEEDs” the Way

By on February 19, 2013
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In 2007, when I became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, many wondered if the green... Read More »

How Green is my Dollar Tree?

By Paula G. Curry on November 19, 2012
a green circle with a white lightbulb in the middle and recycling sign in the bulb

While shopping for socks the other day, I heard this announcement. “Did you know,” said the soothing female voice, “that... Read More »