Shred King and Solect Energy Partner to Install Rooftop Solar Array

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HOLBROOK, MA – January 25, 2017 – Shred King, Boston’s premier shredding company, has partnered with Solect Energy, the state’s leading commercial installer of solar energy systems based in Hopkinton, MA, to install a 212 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system.  The installation will allow the company to reach its goal of reducing its carbon footprint.

The locally owned and operated Shred King Corporation is a full service document destruction and management company. The company provides its clients with safe, secure document destruction as well as document retention. They also provide record storage with online portals to manage and receive documents online 24/7.

“We were pleased to work with Solect’s reputable and responsive team throughout the process of the installation,” said Don Cornell, Owner at Shred King. “We have a long-term goal of developing sustainable practices for our business, so solar was the perfect fit. Not only will we be able to fulfill our goal, but the financial and environmental benefits are unmatched.”

Shred King will have full ownership of the array, enabling the company to achieve energy independence. As a result, the group will rid itself of fossil fuels’ price instability as well as cut its greenhouse gas emissions over the array’s 25-year lifetime.

“Shred King continues to take steps forward as an eco-friendly business,” said Brian Herr, VP of Business Development at Solect Energy. “The array will certainly enable them to reduce both their carbon footprint and their energy costs—it’s a win-win.”

Having always strove to be a sustainable, environmentally-friendly company, Shred King recycles 100% of its materials. With the help of Solect, the company was able to take the next big step in its “green” journey and will continue to reap the benefits for years to come. Not only will they see energy cost savings, but the array will improve the surrounding environment and set an example for other properties in the area to follow their lead.

“It’s a good feeling to know that not only will we be able to save our company money, but we are doing our little bit to try and make the environment safer, which gives us a sense of pride,” added Don.

 

About Shred King

Shred King Corp is a full service document destruction and document management company that is locally owned and operated. We provide our clients with safe, secure document destruction as well as document retention. We have a fleet on onsite and offsite trucks to provide our clients with regular picks or one time purges. We also provide record storage with online portals to manage your and receive documents online 24/7. Our areas of service include digital imaging, document storage, and document shredding and hard drive destruction. For more information, visit http://www.shred-king.com/.

Accardi Foods and Solect Energy Announce Installation of Solar Array

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MEDFORD, MA – January 12, 2017 – Accardi Foods, one of New England’s largest specialty food distributors based in Medford, MA, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 446 kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of its 75,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility. The solar array is owned by Accardi Foods and is expected to cover much of the company’s annual energy costs.

After seeing numerous solar installations in the area—and in order to keep up with the current business climate—the Accardi team opted to take action toward becoming more green and making the switch to solar.

“We were thrilled to partner with Solect on this new venture,” said Anthony DeVirgilio, Co-founder at Accardi Foods. “It is exciting to have finally taken a green initiative for our business by investing in solar, and the newfound financial flexibility will allow us to be more agile in our decision making by reinvesting in the business.”

The company has complete ownership of the array, and will utilize the state’s Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) as well as the current SREC program. Accardi will now save money on its energy costs with the new array and will continue to benefit from this investment throughout the duration of the solar array’s 20-year lifetime.

“It was a pleasure working with the team at Accardi Foods on the installation of their solar array,” said Brain Herr, VP of Business Development at Solect Energy. “Not only is the system a cost-effective decision by the company, but it will have a positive environmental impact on the area and help Accardi achieve its goal of utilizing clean energy.”

With the new solar energy system in place, Accardi Foods will be able to further pursue its goal of becoming more sustainable. As owners of the array, the company has now achieved energy independence, giving it the benefit of being free from the volatile price of fossil fuels. Accardi Foods will also see a reduced carbon footprint over the years as a result of the new installation.

About Accardi Foods

Founded in 1942, Accardi Foods is one of New England’s largest specialty food distributors, and one of the few remaining family owned food purveyors. They service the many fine restaurants, caterers, specialty food stores, and supermarkets throughout New England.  At their 75,000 square foot warehouse and office facility in Medford, over 3000 products are inventoried and 60 employees work together every day to ensure that customers receive the service they have grown to rely on. The Accardi team is committed to providing customers with quick delivery and product reliability. To learn more, please visit http://accardifoods.com/.

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

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Epiphany School Installs 25 kW Solar PV System through Partnership with Solect Energy and Power Options

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DORCHESTER, MA – January 5, 2016 – Epiphany School, an independent, tuition-free middle school dedicated to serving children from economically disadvantaged families, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA under the PowerOptions program to install a 25 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Dorchester location. The solar array is expected to cover a portion of the school’s annual electricity use.

Founded in 1997, Epiphany School serves approximately 90 students in grades 5-8, hundreds of young adults via its graduate support program, and hundreds of Boston families that are economically disadvantaged. Epiphany is unique due to its small class sizes, individualized curricula, and extended days that allow the dedicated staff to focus on individual improvement for everyone in their diverse student body. All former students are provided with resources to succeed, in alignment with the schools mission to “never give up on a child.”

“We’re always looking for ways to make an impact, and solar seemed like it was a great opportunity to do our part to promote renewable energy,” said Will Brown, a teacher at Epiphany School.  Brown continued, “We hope that eventually the array will also have points of intersection with our academic programming.”

“Our entire budget is dedicated to direct service of our students and graduates, and the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provided through Solect and Power Options allowed us to follow through with the array without the capital expenditures that would normally preclude us from getting involved.” Brown added.

Epiphany adds the array to a portfolio of educational green efforts focused on sustainability and sourcing local produce. The school’s meal program includes as much of its ingredients from local farms and distributors as possible. Students also participate in a gardening program that will soon expand with the addition of a large school greenhouse.

“Working with Epiphany School to help them install their array has been a great experience,” said Alex Keally, Partner at Solect Energy. “It’s gratifying knowing that that they can incorporate the array into their educational curriculum in addition to saving on their energy costs.”

About Epiphany School

Founded in 1997, Epiphany believes that every child deserves a quality education in a supportive environment. We serve approximately 90 students in grades 5-8, hundreds of young adults in our graduate support program, and hundreds more families all from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from Boston. Our education is based on individualized attention and essential skill building with a far-reaching web of support, and we offer 12-hour school days, small classes, and tutoring. We also serve three meals daily and two snacks, run competitive sports programs, and ensure students’ health and social needs are met. All of our students have high-quality programming 11 months of the year, and our graduates remain active members of the school community. We admit most students by lottery, although siblings are generally automatically admitted because we work in close partnership with families. We also reserve 30% of our slots for children involved with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Finally, as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring Epiphany graduates succeed, we provide substantial resources to all of our former students. Epiphany’s essence is a commitment to its mission to “never give up on a child.”

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and Solect Energy Announce Installation of Solar Canopy

BOURNE, MA – December 19, 2016 – Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School (UCT), a public vocational-technical high school in Bourne, MA, partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA and Green Seal Environmental of Sagamore Beach, MA to develop and install a 663 kilowatt (kW) solar canopy in the school’s existing parking lot. In addition to powering the school, the Bourne Rec Authority will also be drawing power from the solar array, which will provide meaningful savings over their current costs. The array became a reality thanks to a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solect Energy.

UCT has 725 students with thirteen areas of vocational study. The school offers traditional vocational programs in the areas of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, health careers, information technology, marine services, automotive technology, collision repair and cosmetology. As well expanding their technical program offerings in the areas of engineering technology, environmental science and horticulture/landscape contracting.  The newly constructed solar canopy will not only increase the school’s current sustainability efforts, but also enhance its curriculum by showcasing renewable technology in a live setting to the students and staff.

The school has an Environmental Science & Technology technical program in place, which is a curriculum centered on protecting the environment through the use of science, engineering, conservation, communication and economics. With the newly installed solar canopy, UCT will be able to integrate the array into the science program and directly enhance its students’ learning experience with renewable technology.

“We are thrilled about the addition of the new solar canopy to our school,” said Bob Dutch, Superintendent at UCT. “The solar array marks a new venture for Upper Cape Cod Tech’s students and staff, who will be able to utilize the technology as part of their curriculum. We are especially thankful to Solect for enabling our school to experience significant savings on our energy costs.”

Upper Cape Cod Regional Tech worked with Green Seal Environmental to develop, design and permit the array, in collaboration with Solect who financed and constructed the system through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Solect owns and operates the solar array, and sells the power generated back to UCT at a reduced, fixed rate for the duration of the agreement. The entire project was completed and commissioned at zero cost to UCT and the clean energy provided to them and the Bourne Rec Authority will reduce their current energy costs.

“It was a pleasure partnering with Upper Cape Cod Tech on this project,” said Ken Driscoll, CEO at Solect Energy. “It is a wonderful thing to provide schools with solar energy, as the benefits are plentiful to the school, its students and staff, and the environment—even more so with UCT, as the array is helping to power Bourne’s Recreation Authority as well.”

“Green Seal was pleased to initiate and co-develop this project with Solect for UCT,” said Heather Twiss, President of Green Seal Environmental. “As a locally owned firm in Bourne, it’s exciting to offer renewable energy solutions for UCT in an environment where students can also learn from these emerging technologies on campus.”

About Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

Established in 1964, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School is a public vocational-technical high school in Bourne, Massachusetts. The school serves more than 700 students from five nearby communities located in the Upper Cape region of Cape Cod in 13 vocational areas of study. Our mission is to educate a diverse student population in order to actualize their personal, social, academic, and technical potential within a collegial learning community. We are committed to developing students who enter the workforce prepared for change, with employability skills that can be transferred and adapted as technology advances. For more information, visit http://www.uppercapetech.com/.

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

About Green Seal Environmental

Green Seal Environmental Inc. (GSE) is a multi-disciplined firm established in 1997 with the goal of providing our clients with the most comprehensive professional environmental, engineering and renewable energy consulting services in New England.  GSE is a Massachusetts SDO Certified DBE/MBE/WBE company which employs a full staff of LSPs, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Scientists and professional staff.  GSE is one of a select few firms in the northeast, experienced with proven success developing turnkey renewable energy projects from cradle to commissioning.  With the obstacles and challenges of developing viable energy production from renewable sources in today’s uncertain economy and marketplace, energy developers, utilities and investors need an experienced partner.  Green Seal has the skill-set, knowledge and experience to understand what is necessary and required to site, design, permit, build, and maintain economically and environmentally feasible projects on time and under budget.

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Solect Energy Announces Expansion to Connecticut

Massachusetts solar company hires Kent McCord to lead company’s expansion into The Constitution State

HOPKINTON, MA – November 30, 2016 – Solect Energy, the leading full-service commercial-scale solar company in Massachusetts, announced today that the company is expanding its business into the state of Connecticut. The company recently expanded its operations and maintenance services, and will now pursue new projects—in addition to those in Massachusetts and Rhode Island—as a licensed Connecticut solar provider.

“We are excited to take on this new venture and pursue the  opportunities that lay ahead for solar energy in Connecticut,” said Craig Huntley, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Solect Energy. “Connecticut has seen tremendous growth in solar energy in the past four years, and is expected to continue that growth over the next several years and beyond. We are proud to play a part in the solar efforts of Connecticut and help the state’s businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations reduce energy costs through solar energy.”

At the forefront of Solect’s expansion into Connecticut will be Kent McCord, recently hired as Director of Business Development at Solect Energy. Based in Granby, McCord has 15 years of experience in the renewable and alternative energy market. Prior to joining the Solect team, McCord was Director of Sales and Marketing at Doosan Fuel Cell, a leading manufacturer of fuel cell combined-heat-and-power (CHP) systems in South Windsor, CT. Kent’s project development expertise includes all types of CHP solutions, waste-heat-to-electricity systems, and commercial solar solutions.

“I am thrilled to serve the Connecticut area as Director of Business Development for Solect Energy,” said McCord. “Connecticut has among the highest electricity costs in the country, and solar is a great way for building owners to reduce utility costs while making their own renewable energy.  With a strong Renewable Energy Credit (REC) program and attractive financing available from the CT Green Bank, commercial rooftop solar systems are a smart investment in our state.”

Connecticut has installed 265 megawatts (MW) of solar energy, ranking it 17th in the country for installed solar capacity—and this momentum is only projected to continue. The state is committed to a goal of 20% renewable energy by 2020, and is expected to install an additional 900 MW over the next five years.

The state’s Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) program has been the prime driver of the commercial solar market in Connecticut, providing a fifteen-year revenue stream for owners of solar energy systems, in addition to the value of reduced utility bills.  The CT Green Bank also has numerous innovative financing solutions based on the successful Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. The C-PACE program helps businesses and municipalities access affordable financing for renewable energy systems. It offers no upfront costs to upgrade your building, 20 year funding, no payoff upon sale, and the ability to share costs and benefits with any tenants you may have.  The program has significantly helped commercial properties decrease their energy costs, making going solar in Connecticut all the more attractive.

As Massachusetts ranked sixth for installed solar capacity last year with 1,199 MW installed, it is one of the country’s leaders in solar energy. The state was also ranked second for number of solar jobs with 15,095—second to California. With its C-PACE program and upward solar trend, Connecticut is on track to benefit in similar ways, both on a state level through enhanced employment rates and economic growth, and at the individual business level through reduced operating costs and energy price stability.

 

North Atlantic Corp Turns to Solar with Solect Energy to Manage Energy Demands

October 24 – Somerset, MA. — North Atlantic Corp (NAC), one of the largest millwork distributors and custom manufacturer of windows, doors, kitchens and stairs to the residential and commercial markets in New England has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 1551 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Somerset location. The solar array is projected to cover 90% of North Atlantic Corp’s annual electricity bill and will contribute to substantial savings on the company’s energy expenditures.

“NAC has been looking at solar the past five years and it made sense to move forward with solar due to current legislation and a reasonable payback,” said Karl Almond, Senior Special Projects Manager. Millwork inherently carries a high energy demand, often times occurring during peak demand times where electricity is delivered at a cost premium. As such, NAC followed through with their solar installation with the expectation to save substantially on their energy costs, with plans to reinvest their savings back into the business.

The installation comes at a particularly important time in NAC’s development, as their energy demands were expected to rise steeply with the completion of a 45,000 sq. ft. addition to their manufacturing facility. Now, they expect to see solar offset that increase dramatically.

In addition to offsetting their newfound energy requirements, NAC has shown a consistent commitment to the environment touting FSC certification and Energy Star partnership. They also have programs in place to recycle sawdust into furnace fueling pellets, and are committed to using water based coatings when pre-finishing their products.

“Solect is excited to have partnered with NAC on the development of their Solar Project, “said Bob Plakias, Director of Business Development, Solect Energy. “The financial benefits from this solar project provide them with a long term opportunity to reduce costs, and make investments in other parts of their business while making a significant environmental impact.”

In addition to benefiting from avoided electricity costs, NAC is also able to take advantage of state and federal tax and financial incentives, including SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates), which are financial incentives based on the amount of solar energy the system generates. Electrical utility providers in Massachusetts purchase SRECs to help them meet their state-mandated goals of a percentage of power coming from renewable energy sources.

About North Atlantic Corp

North Atlantic Corp sells through various distribution channels in the millwork channel, including lumberyards in New England and NY through Cleary Millwork and Builders, GC’s, Remodelers, Architects and Homeowners through Horner Millwork & Horner Commercial Sales.
NAC is well known for their expertise in millwork, commercial products, as well as custom capabilities. The employees of North Atlantic Corp stand behind their mission “to provide exceptional products and services, to every customer, every time.”

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

Elite Envelope Partners with Solect Energy on Solar Project

Elite Envelope, a full service manufacturer and printer of commercial envelopes and direct mail printing, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 150 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Randolph headquarters. The solar array is expected to produce roughly 50% of the company’s annual electricity use.

Elite Envelope has been in operation since 2003, producing a variety of high quality print media across a number of different industries. Like many locally owned small businesses, they face the challenges of adopting to ever-changing market conditions while continuing to invest in their business. Facing the pressing need for a new roof, the company invested in solar as a way to help finance the roof while adding further value to the property and saving money on their electricity bill.

“We saw an opportunity to leverage the financial incentives and tax benefits solar offers, and apply those to our roof installation, ultimately lowering our operating costs while simultaneously improving our property’s value,” said Jerry Velona, Co-Owner at Elite Envelope.

In addition to aiding in the construction of its new roof, Elite Envelope intends on reinvesting the remaining long term gains from the project back into the company. “We will continue to invest in our employees and give them the best tools available to ensure the ongoing success of our company,” Jerry added.

Brian Herr, Vice President of Business Development at Solect Energy, commented, “We enjoyed working with Elite Envelope and their roofing contractor.  We are proud to be part of such a big upgrade to their facility.  The array will be installed on top of their brand new roof without impacting its 20-year warranty in any way.”

Elite Envelope is projected to save approximately $25,000 annually on its electricity bill while taking advantage of state incentives and federal tax benefits, including SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates).  SRECs are state incentives that are generated based on the amount of solar energy the system produces.  Electrical utility providers in Massachusetts are required to purchase SRECs to support renewable energy sources in the Commonwealth.

In addition to their solar installation, Elite Envelope has stringent recycling guidelines and a commitment to using primarily soy based ink in many of its printing processes, which in addition to being more environmentally friendly, provides more accurate colors, and makes it easier to recycle paper down the line.

 

 

About Elite Envelope

Elite Envelope and Graphics was founded in December 2003 by David Theriault, Jerry Velona and Tracie Theriault. Each of the founders had long experience in the envelope industry, printing and graphic arts, direct mail and marketing. Elite Envelope has hired numerous, highly-experienced manufacturing and printing staff as part of its mission to hire only the best and most capable people in the industry. Elite acquired Web Corp, a cold web printer in 2012 and provides direct mail and financial printing as well as envelope converting and printing.  The combined companies have annual sales of nearly $7 million.  The company was awarded a silver medal from Mass Econ for providing manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts. More information available at www.eliteenvelope.com

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

 

 

 

 

Community Rowing Partners with Solect Energy & PowerOptions to Bring Solar to State-of-the-Art Boathouse

October 18 – Brighton, MA. – Community Rowing Inc., a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to making rowing accessible to all individuals, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA and and PowerOptions of Boston, to install an 83.7 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Brighton boathouse, located on the shore of the Charles River. The solar array is expected to cover up to 40% of the organization’s annual electricity use.

True to its mantra of “Rowing for All”, Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) is constantly striving to change lives and communities by providing access to the sport of rowing to individuals regardless of ability, background, or experience. In its efforts to enrich the community and provide better programs for their members, a commitment to conservation and renewable energy seemed to be a fundamental piece to the puzzle.

“It is our belief that utilizing solar energy is a mindful business practice, so it seemed only second nature to add it to our portfolio of conservation practices and green initiatives,” said Bruce Smith, Executive Director at CRI. Smith continued, “As a non-profit, we are constantly balancing the associated costs of services and our ability to invest in capital expenditures. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provided through Solect Energy and PowerOptions allows CRI to not only invest in our facility, but the annual savings provides us with the opportunity to offer more services to our members.”

Community Rowing Inc. and Solect entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) through PowerOptions Small Systems Solar Program, which chose Solect as its exclusive developer through a competitive RFP solicitation. Under the program, Solect owns and operates the solar array, and sells the power generated back to the organization at a reduced, fixed rate for a period of 20 years. Community Rowing Inc. is projected to save over $9,000 annually on its electricity bill, and up to $188,000 throughout the course of the 20-year PPA.

“We took a great deal of pride in completing this project for CRI,” said Stephen Clairmont, Director of Business Development at Solect. “It is an honor to help them maximize their positive impact on the community through the use of cleaner, less expensive energy, especially when the organization is dedicated to investing those savings into its philanthropic initiatives and programs.”

In addition to the solar installation, CRI’s facilities also feature a number of other sustainable innovations including a geothermal well with a subterranean 15,000-gallon tank that stores excess rainwater for maintenance and irrigation. The functionality of the building continues to permeate throughout its architecture with natural light and ventilation coming into the building through louvers, bi-folding operable vents, and glass shingles. The exceptional structure has been recognized for its functionality and composition multiple times when it was awarded the Harleston Parker Medal in ’09-’10, and recognized by the American Institute of Architects 2014 Institute Honor Awards Program. CRI is also researching methods to reduce its water consumption, installing LED lighting, and initiating workplace composting in an effort to cut its carbon footprint.

 

About Community Rowing Inc.

Rowing changes lives. At Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) we are dedicated to fostering a community that is both welcoming and supportive. Under the banner of Rowing for All we make rowing accessible without regard to individual ability, background or experience. We seek to raise the standard of rowing programs through internal excellence and to share our knowledge and expertise with others for the advancement of the sport at all levels.

About Solect Energy

Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 40 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

About PowerOptions

Headquartered in Boston, Mass., PowerOptions is the largest energy buying consortium of its kind in New England, serving nearly 500 nonprofit organizations and government entities with combined annual energy sales of approximately $200 million. With a 95 percent member retention rate, a proven supplier selection process and a dedication to personalized customer service, PowerOptions provides programs, services and solutions that educate and bring value to its membership.  Established in 1998, any nonprofit or public institution in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut is eligible to participate in this collective purchasing effort. For more information, visit www.poweroptions.org.