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SunCommon NY

318 Timothy Ln.
Ontario, New York 14519
585-265-2384
http://suncommon.com/ny
We are SunCommon, Rochester, Central and Western
New York's Largest Solar Provider. With residential,
commercial, and the Rochester region's first ever
community solar option, we're powering thousands
with clean solar energy. SunCommon believes that
everyone has the right to a healthy environment and
brighter future - and renewable energy is where it
starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives and
build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear
down barriers to clean energy and use our business as
a force for good.
Specialties: Alternative Energy,
Commercial & Institutional, Multifamily,
Photovoltaics, Single Family

Sustainable Comfort, Inc.

146 Main St., Ste. 301
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
508-713-6680
info@greenrater.com
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

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The Green Engineer, Inc.

Taggart Construction, Inc.

10 South St.
Freeport, Maine 04032
207-865-2281
info@tagcon.com
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

Tecogen, Inc.

45 First Ave.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
781-466-6451
jeffrey.glick@tecogen.com
www.tecogen.com
Energy efficiency re-imagined for tomorrow's heating,
cooling and power. Tecogen natural gas engine-driven
cogeneration, air conditioning and water heaters
supply electric power, cooling or hot water while free
heat from the engine is recovered and purposefully
used on site. Benefits are dramatic reductions in
energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Backed
by Tecogen engineers and maintenance professionals,
customers are assured their equipment will perform
well into the future. Visit us at www.tecogen.com.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Energy
Conservation, HVAC, Renewables & The Grid

Sustainable Energy Analytics

4 Militia Dr., Ste. 6
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
781-652-8282
energystar@sea.us.com
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, and
dentifying the most economical path, unbiased by
product or technology loyalties.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Construction Process, Consultancy, Energy
Conservation, Envelope & Enclosure, Insulation,
Renewables & The Grid, Single Family, HERS Rater

54 Junction Square Dr.
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
978-369-8978
info@greenengineer.com
www.greenengineer.com
The Green Engineer, Inc. is a sustainable
design consulting firm specializing in solutions
to design, build, and operate buildings with
improved energy efficiency and reduced impact
on the environment. Founded in 2005 by Chris
Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, the firm has a
technical staff of fifteen LEED-Accredited
Professionals. The expert team brings to the
table experience and perspective from a variety of
backgrounds including engineering, architecture,
construction, planning, development, and public policy.
Specialties: Design Process

The Valle Group

70 East Falmouth Hwy., Ste. 3
East Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536
508-548-1450
info@vallegroup.com
www.vallegroup.com
The Valle Group sets the standard for
thoughtfully-planned communities in southern
New England. The company's special expertise is
planning and creating communities of quality,
energy-efficient homes, and building and remodeling
for homeowners.
Specialties: Building Design &
Construction, Remodeling/DER

Thompson Johnson Woodworks

115 Island Ave.
Peaks Island, Maine 04108
207-653-1392
heather@tjwhome.com
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

1 Edgehill Rd.
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890
617-890-8907
shelly@swzarchitects.com
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, Net Zero Energy,
Remodeling/DER, Single Family

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017

From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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