Alternative Energy – Hydropower –

Small Hydropower Systems – fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Learn if your site is suitable for a small hydropower system.

374’s Electric Power Corporation
* Product types: hydro energy system components (small), ocean surf energy systems, Research and Development of surf hydroelectric turbine.
* Service types: engineering, project development services
* Address: 1256 Park Street – Suite 104, Stoughton, Massachusetts USA 02072
* Telephone: 781 297-7715
* FAX: 781 297-9295

O’Connell Energy Group
* Business type: manufacturer, service
* Product types: Small hydro powered electric generators, hydro energy controls.
* Service types: system installation
* Address: 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts USA 01040
* Telephone: 413-534-4660
* FAX: 413-536-4911


Design and Construction – Sustainable Builders –

EEBA – Energy & Environmental Building Association — “The Energy & Environmental Building Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, education, and development of energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities.” Searchable database of EEBA members, including builders.

Building Environmental Science and Technology — a Maryland-based consulting firm providing environmentally high-performance “green” building and remodeling technical support services.

Loken Builders – Energy & Resource Efficient Construction & Consulting – Montana-based firm specializing in personalized remodeling and new construction.

EcoBusinessLinks Sustainable Building Directory – links to builders, resources for sustainable building, alternative materials, sustainable real estate listings sources of building supplies.

Green Building Professionals Search – directory of builders, architects, consultants, interior designers, inspectors, and more.

New England Solar Homes – “devoted to the design of high performance environmentally responsive homes appointed in a number of popular regional styles.” Based in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Solar Design Associates – designs and builds solar powered homes. Based in Harvard, Massachusetts.



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 Providers

Green Tags – Sells renewable energy certificates, supporting the production of renewable energy in the Western region of the United States.

New Wind Energy – offering service in New York and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Renewable Choice Energy – provides wind power sold as renewable energy certificates.

Sterling Planet – energy from renewable sources sold as renewable energy certificates.

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



Design and Construction – Site Consultants –

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.



Alternative Energy – Vehicles –

Fleets & Fuels – “Business Intelligence on Alternative Technology Vehicles” – newsletter for businesses using alternative-energy vehicles in their fleets

Greasecar — convert your diesel automobile to run on vegetable oil

Vehicle Buyers Guide for Consumers – assistance in locating vehicle dealers, alternative fuel sources and filling stations, technology information.

CALSTART: Advanced Transportation Website – a non-profit organization, dedicated to the creation of an advanced transportation technologies industry and related markets.

DOER Vehicle Alternative Fuel Programs – Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER) guides and programs.

Veggie Van, Biodiesel, and Vegetable Oil Fuel – Information about making and using biodiesel. Discussion forums and the adventures of the Veggie Van, a biodiesel-fueled vehicle.



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.