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SunBug Solar

1165 Mass Ave.
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
617-500-3938
info@sunbugsolar.com
http://www.sunbugsolar.com
SunBug is a solar energy consulting and installation
company with offices in sunny Arlington,
Massachusetts. We are complete solar installers,
offering site analysis, system design, rebate
processing, and system monitoring.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Commercial &
Institutional, Multifamily, Photovoltaics, Single
Family, Solar Thermal

Sustainable Business Network

2401 Walnut St., Ste. 206
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-963-2100
info@sbnphiladelphia.org
http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org
The mission of the Sustainable Business Network is
to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the
Greater Philadelphia region. We accomplish this
by educating and growing a broad base of local,
independent businesses and educating policymakers
and the public.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Education,
The Big Picture

Sustainable Comfort, Inc.

146 Main St., Ste. 301
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
508-713-6680
info@greenrater.com
http://www.greenrater.com
Sustainable Comfort, Inc. (SCI) is a green building
and energy efficiency consulting firm with expertise
in multifamily housing. SCI specializes in ENERGY
Star Homes, LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green
Communities, Passive House, HERS Rating, State
Incentive Programs, and Code Compliance. We are
also involved with the property management and
development of multifamily buildings.
SCI is proficient in the affordable multifamily
development process and helps you secure funding
and project certifications. We help make it easy
to navigate the many options to meet your green
building and energy efficiency needs. Our team has
over 20 years combined experience in the energy
efficiency and green building consulting industry. We
have certified over 3,000 units for various programs
and certifications.
Specialties: Certifications & Standards, Consultancy,
Multifamily, Passive Housing

Sustainable Energy Analytics

4 Militia Dr., Ste. 6
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
781-652-8282
energystar@sea.us.com
http://www.sea.us.com
Sustainable Energy Analytics, LLC is dedicated to
helping owners of all types of residential buildings
(from single family to large multi-family, new and
existing) maximize the value of their property by:
Reducing the energy consumption
Improving the building's durability and comfort
Providing a safe and healthy environment for the
occupants
Identifying the most economical path, unbiased by
product or technology loyalties.
Specialties: Consultancy, Renewables & The Grid,
Single Family

SWZ Architects, LLC

1 Edgehill Rd.
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890
617-890-8907
shelly@swzarchitects.com
http://www.swzarchitects.com
SWZ Architects LLC offers a full range of architectural
services for new construction and renovation for a
wide range of clients. The firm is service minded and
comfortable handling projects of various sizes and
locations throughout the United States. We love what
we do and value working with others who share our
enthusiasm and outlook.
Specialties: Architecture

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Taggart Construction, Inc.

10 South St.
Freeport, Maine 04032
207-865-2281
peter@tagcon.com
http://www.tagcon.com
Residential and commercial design/build construction
company, emphasizing energy efficient, environment
friendly and occupant healthy building solutions.
Architectural services, construction management,
value engineering, historic restoration and custom
woodworking.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction

Thinklite, LLC

182 W. Central St., Ste. 201
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
617-500-6689
phil.bonomo@thinklite.com
http://www.thinklite.com
ThinkLite is a global lighting efficiency company
that custom designs, manufactures, distributes,
and installs energy efficient retrofit solutions to
commercial customers and governments.
Our efficient lighting products leverage proprietary
LED and Induction technologies that specifically adapt
to existing infrastructures. We are headquartered
in Natick, Massachusetts with operations in over 14
countries.
Specialties: Lighting Supply, Manufacturing

Thompson Johnson Woodworks

115 Island Ave.
Peaks Island, Maine 04108
207-653-1392
heather@tjwhome.com
http://www.tjwhome.com
Residential building and renovations in the Greater
Portland Maine area. We employ best building
practices in all aspects of each of our projects. We
strive to incorporate highly efficient/green building
standards and materials to the maximum extent
possible on each of our projects.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Remodeling/DER

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

386 Fore St., Suite 401
Portland, Maine 04101
207-347-5066
vgooje@thorntontomasetti.com
http://www.thorntontomasetti.com
Thornton Tomasetti performs whole-building energy
analysis and modeling throughout design and into
occupancy to predict and measure operational
performance. Advanced analytical tools allow us
to offer data-driven strategies to maximize energy
savings, increase occupant comfort, reduce carbon
footprint and effectively incorporate renewable energy
strategies. Our multidisciplinary staff consults on
green building certifications including, but not limited
to, LEED and Passive House. Our services range from
complete administration to special calculations,
simulations and services geared toward individual
credit requirements.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Certifications &
Standards, Commercial & Institutional, Construction
Process, Consultancy, Education, Energy Auditing,
Energy Conservation, Engineering, Envelope &
Enclosure, Multifamily, Net Zero Energy, Passive
Housing, Photovoltaics, Renewables & The Grid, The
Big Picture

Thoughtforms Corporation

543 Massachusetts Ave.
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
978-263-6019
mark@thoughtforms-corp.com
http://www.thoughtforms-corp.com
Thoughtforms Corporation specializes in building
high-end custom homes and unique institutional
buildings in eastern Massachusetts.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction

TimberHomes Vermont

6335 VT Rte. 113
Vershire, Vermont 05079
802-685-7974
info@timberhomesllc.com
http://timberhomesllc.com
We specialize in designing and building natural,
soulful, resilient and energy efficient homes. Timber
Frames. Tree forms. Scribe work. Vermont materials.
Net zero homes. Timber framed solar pavilions. Barns
& outdoor structures. Spiral stairs & compound roofs.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Construction Process, Education, Net Zero Energy

Timeless Architecture

147 School St.
Milton, Massachusetts 02186
617-696-6448
hmaclean@timearch.com
http://www.timearch.com
Mr. MacLean is an Architect, Educator and licensed
Builder who began his career as a Project Manager
with a number of large Architectural firms in Boston
before he started his own firm, Timeless Architecture
in 1988. He has been promoting and teaching Green
Design for 25 years, starting with the Boston Society
of Architects, where he served as co-chair of the
Committee on the Environment (COTE), a subcommittee of the BSA that promotes sustainable
design in the New England Region. He has taught
and developed ongoing curricula at the Boston
Architectural College, Sustainable Design Institute and
Master's program.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction, Energy
Conservation, Remodeling/DER

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016

From the Executive Director and Board Chair
New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?
Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Rainscreen Systems
My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
BuildingEnergy Green Pages
Index to Advertisers / Ad.com
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - BuildingEnergy Green Pages
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