Synergy wins award from MassCEC!

1 11 2010

Synergy Construction wins award from Mass. Clean Energy Center! It was an exciting day here on October 4, as our construction company, Synergy, was one of 4 MA companies to receive $250K grants from the MassCEC. The awards ceremony took place right here on Ellington Road, and the cameras were rolling as the dignitaries rolled down from Beacon Hill right to my basement. Here are a few photos!

Alex Cheimets and Ian Bowles

Alex Cheimets accepts Synergy Const's award. Ian Bowles, of MassCEC on right.

Ian Bowles

Ian Bowles announces the awards in front of the DER


Liane Curtis (owner) and David Joyce of Synergy Const.

Liane Curtis (owner) and David Joyce of Synergy Const.


David Joyce (of Synergy) and Patrick Cloney, Executive Director of MassCEC

David Joyce (of Synergy) and Patrick Cloney, Executive Director of MassCEC


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Laura Catanzaro explains the Phoenix combined space heating and domestic hot water appliance to Patrick Cloney of MassCEC.


Liane and Ian Bowles

Me with Ian Bowles, Chair of MassCEC and Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs


Somerville Safari

9 07 2010

We hosted a “Peer Safari” today!  It involved a bunch of building science professionals who enjoy touring DER projects in the New England area.  We had an impressive turn out and everyone had lots of questions about the project.  After a tour of the house and an engaging discussion, the group relaxed in Liane’s apartment where they got a chance to cool off, look at the blog, and munch on snacks.

Our guests

Laura explains the DER to a group of professionals.

I poke my head out of my nice new window to grab a picture of the tour.

Discussing the project

Checking out the insulation.

The space will be filled in with closed-cell spray foam

Exploring the basement

In the 3rd floor apartment, discussing roof access issues.

The tour ended at Liane's

Somerville Green Living Festival

26 06 2010

Laura & Liane at our table

It was busy!

Discussing the Deep Energy Retrofit