General Connections

FatEarth – connects businesses to sustainability-oriented products and services.

Real Goods – “Products for an Ecologically Sustainable Future” – power production, distribution and storage, appliances, heating, cooling and lighting, more.

Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. – Agawam, MA-based environmental consulting firm. Offers services relating to: cost recovery, emergency response, environmental laboratory, industrial/environmental compliance, lead and asbestos/indoor air quality, property assessment, remediation system design and installation (Soil and Groundwater). subsurface investigation/drilling, training/industrial hygiene, underground storage tank compliance, wetlands/ecology.

Sustainable Step New England – provides training and workshop facilitation on sustainability topics in business, society and personal life.



Sustainable Tourism – Miscellaneous –

Biological Diversity and Tourism International Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism – guidelines from the Workshop on Biological Diversity and Tourism.

Leave No Trace – guidelines for sustainable outdoor recreation, training courses, teaching resources, programs, research.

National Geographic Sustainable Tourism Resource Center – information and links for travel professionals, travelers, and residents, aimed towards promoting environmentally and culturally friendly tourism. – “Holidays that give the world a break” – articles and links to help travelers find environmentally-friendly holidays and accommodations. Volunteering information.

Sustainable Tourism – World Travel & Tourism Council Strategy & Development page.




Alternative Energy

Renewable Energy Businesses in Massachusetts from Source Guides – a comprehensive guide to more than 500 online marketplaces and global exchanges worldwide.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy — papers for purchase on energy policy, guidelines for ‘green’ building, appliances, transportation


Solar Heating / Hot Water

Wind Power

Biomass and Biofuel


Landfill Gas

Energy Providers

Alternative Energy Vehicles

Use Reduction

Efficient Appliances

Selling Power to the Grid

Miscellaneous Alternative Energy



Alternative Energy – Photovoltaics –

Energy Providers

Sun Power Electric – Sun Power Electric builds and operates solar power plants in the northeastern United States.

PV Modules

Alternative Energy Store
26 Evergreen St., Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA 01824
Telephone: (877) 878-4060

ASE Americas, Inc.
4 Suburban Park Drive, Billerica, Massachusetts USA 01821
Telephone: (978) 667-5900 or toll free (800) 977-0777

Crystal Systems, Inc.
27 Congress Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970-5597 – Phone: (508) 745-0088 – Internet: – Products: multicrystalline-silicon ingot production systems

Enersol Associates
55 Middlesex Street Suite 221, N. Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA 01863
Telephone: (978) 251-1828

Environmental Solar Systems
119 West St., Methuen , Massachusetts USA 01844
Telephone: 978 975 1190

Evergreen Solar
259 Cedar Hill Street, Marlboro, Massachusetts USA 01752
Telephone: 508-357-2221

Lanes End Design
Off Spring Street, P.O. Box 437, Essex, Massachusetts USA 01929
Telephone: 978-768-6396

New England Solar Electric Inc.
401 Huntington Road, PO Box 435, Worthington, Massachusetts USA 01098
Telephone: (413) 238-5974

Plastecs Company
P.O. Box 578, Webster, Massachusetts USA 01570
Telephone: 508-943-1324

Schott Applied Power Corp.
235 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, Massachusetts USA 02451
Telephone: 781-890-8844

Solar Design Associates
PO Box 242, Harvard, Massachusetts 01451 – Phone: (978) 456-6855 – Fax: (978) 456-3030 – Email: – Internet: – Specialty: systems design, building integration, architecture

Solar Wave Energy, Inc.
523 Medford St., Charlestown, Massachusetts USA 02129
Telephone: 617-242-2150

Solo Sole
83 Bay State Avenue #1, Somerville, Massachusetts USA 02144
Telephone: 617 623-7849

Spire Corporation
1 Patriots Park, Bedford, Massachusetts USA 01730
Telephone: 781-275-6000 or toll free 800-510-4815

Sun Energy of the Berkshires
316 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, Massachusetts USA 01225
Telephone: 413-447-7658

Sun Tech Solar Systems
River Road, South Deerfield, Massachusetts USA 01373
Telephone: 413-665-4100

Renewable Energy Concepts — photovoltaics, wind turbines, based in California


Design and Construction – Greenhouses and Solariums-

Conservatories and Sunrooms Buyers Guide – UK-based directory with information, frequently asked questions, listings of builders in the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada

Greenhouse Management Guidesheets – list of resources compiles to Purdue University. Information from disease control to business management.

H2outhouse, Inc. Greenhouses – plans for greenhouses and sunrooms, with links to suppliers and catalogs. Listings of kits and manufacturers.

Resources for Starting a Massachusetts Greenhouse Business – article from the University of Massachusetts Floriculture program.

Sunrooms and Conservatories by Brady-Built of New England – pricing information for several varieties of sunroom, list of local resellers, pictorial tour of site preparation, assembly and installation.




Agriculture – Local Farms –

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture – home of the Farm Products Guide for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties and the “Buy Locally Grown” Marketing and Public Education Campaign.

CISA’s list of “Local Hero” farms – over 70 Massachusetts farms

Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture – help locating Massachusetts-grown produce. Other resources include business-to-business links and upcoming events.

Atkins Farms Country Market – locally grown produce at a full-service supermarket in Amherst

Long Hollow Bison Farm – helping the bison make a comeback in North America. Located in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Marino Lookout Farm – Certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs in South Natick, MA.

Massachusetts Association of Roadside Stands – guide to locating pick-your-own farms and roadside stands.



Alternative Energy – Solar Heating / Hot Water –

Solar Heating / Hot Water

New England Solar Electric Inc. – retail sales
We are a small, rural based solar electric company in the foothills of the Berkshires.
401 Huntington Road, PO Box 435, Worthington, Massachusetts USA 01098
Telephone: (413) 238-5974

Solar Innovations – manufacturer
1380 Gorham St. , Lowell, Massachusetts USA 01852
Telephone: 978-394-3555

Solar Tech Solutions – manufacturer
650 Huntington Ave, Suite 3B, Boston, Massachusetts USA 02115
Telephone: 617-264-4479

Sun Energy of the Berkshires – retail sales
Address: 316 Merrill Rd., Pittsfield, Massachusetts USA 01225
Telephone: 413-447-7658

Sun Tech Solar Systems – retail sales, wholesale supplier, service, contractor
Address: River Road, South Deerfield, Massachusetts USA 01373
Telephone: 413-665-4100

Vaughn Manufacturing Corporation
26 Old Elm St. PO Box 5431, Salisbury, Massachusetts USA 01952-5431
Telephone: (978) 462-6683

Renewable Technologies — designs, engineers, installs, and services energy systems including fuel cells, wind turbines, solar, thermal. Based in California.