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AltWheels Green Pioneers

  The AltWheels Green Pioneer awards recognize regional leaders
who are creating a greener future for the region. Each awardee
is a leader in efforts to reduce our reliance on oil and offer
leadership for others to follow.
 
  • Four Largest Alternative-Fuel Users in Massachusetts
    Presented By: Mike Manning, Account Executive with KeySpan, now part of National Grid.
    Recipient #1: MBTA: 4,296,985 GGEs for CNG buses.
    Accepted By: Dan Grabauskas, General Manager of the MBTA
    Recipient #2: Massport: 376,000 GGEs for CNG buses.
    Accepted By: Thomas Kinton, Massport CEO & Executive Director
    Recipient #3: MassHighway: 330,000 GGEs for more than 200 CNG light-duty vehicles.
    Accepted By: Robert Cohen, Deputy Commissioner for Administration.
    Recipient #4: Pre-Flight Parking: 330,000 GGEs.
    Accepted By: Kevin Welsh, General Manager.
    Based on the number of gasoline-equivalent gallons (GGEs)
    consumed in calendar year 2006.
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  • Four Largest Bio-Diesel Users in Massachusetts
    Presented By: Ed Burke, Chairman of the Board Dennis K. Burke Inc.
    Recipient #1: National Grid: 17,154 gallons of B100 equivalent (8,770 gallons of B20).
    Accepted By: Joseph Callanan, Manager of Environmental Affairs.
    Recipient #2: Taunton State Hospital: 14,344 gallons of B100 equivalent (143,440 gallons of B10).
    Accepted By: Jim Condon, Engineer.
    Recipient #3: City of Boston: 12,231 gallons of B100 equivalent (244,620 gallons of B5).
    Accepted By: Mayor Thomas Menino.
    Recipient #4: Harvard University: 6,844 gallons of B100 equivalent (34,220 gallons of B20).
    Accepted By: David Harris, General Manager of Operations and Finance.
    Based on the number of gallons, in B100 (pure bio-diesel equivalent)
    of bio-diesel purchased in the first half of 2007.
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  • Highest Rated Municipal LEED Project in New England
    Recipient: Cambridge City Hall Annex. Gold certified LEED building
    Accepted By: Susanne Rasmussen, Director, Cambridge Environmental & Transportation Planning.
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  • Highest Rated Non-Profit LEED Project in New England
    Recipient: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Boston. Platinum certified LEED building.
    Accepted By: Susan Rodgerson, Executive/Artistic Director.
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  • Highest Rated Private LEED Project in New England
    Recipient: Genzyme, Cambridge. Platinum certified LEED building.
    Accepted By: Rick Mattila, Director of Environmental Affairs
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  • National LEED Milestone
    Recipient: Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum. First LEED certified Art Museum in the USA.
    Accepted By: Christine McCarthy, Executive Director.
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  • National LEED Milestone
    Recipient: Logan Airport Terminal A. First LEED certified airport terminal in the USA.
    Accepted By: Thomas Kinton, Massport CEO & Executive Director
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  • Largest Municipal Producer of Wind Energy in MA & New England
    Recipient: Town of Hull, MA.
    Accepted By: Stephanie Landry, Hull Municipal Light Co. board member.
    Hull's two turbines, totaling 2.4MW, are producing more than
    1.6 million kWh of electricity for the town each year.
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  • Largest Private Producer of Wind Energy in MA
    Recipient: Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA
    Accepted By: Betsy Strickler, Director of Marketing.
    Their single 1.5 MW turbine produces more than 4.6 million kWh of electricity each year.
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  • Largest Private Producer of Wind Energy in New England
    Recipient: Mars Hill Wind Farm/UPC Wind Management, Mars Hill, ME.
    Accepted By: Steve Vavrik, Vice President of Origination.
    The Mars Hill facility in Maine produces over 145 million kWh annually of renewable energy.
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  • Largest Municipal Producer of Solar Energy in MA and New England
    Recipient: Brockton Brightfields project, Brockton, MA.
    Accepted By: Mayor James Harrington.
    The largest municipal solar producer in all of New England they have a 425 kW solar array.
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  • Largest Private Producer of Solar Energy in MA
    Recipient: Mass Innovation, Fitchburg, MA.
    Accepted By: Robert D. Ansin, CEO of MassInnovation.
    Their facility includes a 140 kW solar array.
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  • Largest Private Producer of Solar Energy in New England
    Recipient: Staples in Killingly, CT.
    Accepted By: Bob Valair, Director of Energy & Environmental Management.
    The largest private, and the largest overall, producer of solar power in New England, the Staples facility includes a 433 kW solar array.
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  • Largest Municipal Consumer of Renewable Energy in New England
    Recipient: City of Boston.
    Accepted By: Mayor Thomas Menino
    With 11.7% of energy coming from renewable sources, Boston is the largest municipal consumer of renewable energy in New England.
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