New to the Nova Team – February 2016

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Nova’s Holiday Food Drive

Nova ran a virtual food drive in November and December and invited you to participate. Here are the results! Over $1,000 was raised via clicks on the link in our holiday e-blasts. Thank you!! Funds were donated to the ECO Soup Kitchen located in Saratoga Springs, NY in memory of Jennifer Warner.  According to staff at the soup kitchen, the funds donated will provide approximately 250 meals. Learn more about the ECO Soup Kitchen here. Additionally, $350 in food, mostly fresh produce, was purchased and ... Read more

New to the Nova Team – December 2015

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Nova Expands International Reach

It has been a busy year for Nova in Europe. We have delivered a range of projects, including property and environmental assessments on sites in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Finland. During the year, we have worked on a number of large portfolios and have seen strong growth in several property areas, including logistics sites, offices, retail units, and land acquisitions. In particular, we have noted a continued growth of projects in the Netherlands, where both debt and equity project ... Read more

Maintaining a Safe and Healthy Construction Workplace

Construction sites have a lot of equipment moving around, elevated work platforms, electrical installations, high-voltage systems, and often require heavy lifting. They can be dangerous places, but that doesn’t have to mean injury or illness. Slips, trips, falls, electrical shocks or burns, and blows from heavy or sharp objects can all be prevented with a strong workplace safety and health program. The effectiveness of a company in preventing injury and illness depends on the ability of employees to recognize both high-risk ... Read more

Freddie Mac Offers a $5,000 Green Rebate for Obtaining an Energy Star Score

A $5,000 Green Rebate is available from Freddie Mac for first time borrowers on multifamily buildings with 20 or more units and an Energy Star Score. Benchmarking your property also has the following benefits:   Nova has extensive experience providing this service:   Nova’s Strategic Energy Group will provide a phone consultation to discuss the results of your benchmark and optional solutions for reducing your energy consumption. Our goal is to work with building owners to reduce operating expenses and increase your bottom line.   *For online accounts, account ... Read more

Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: What you need to know

This white paper was created by Nova Consulting Group, Inc. (Nova), for environmental due diligence users and environmental risk managers as a tool to assess petroleum vapor intrusion (PVI) risk to buildings that overlie or are near petroleum-contaminated soil and/or groundwater. In June 2015, the EPA produced a document titled Technical Guide For Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion At Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites (EPA PVI Guide – EPA 510-R). This document states that  “in contrast to chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons generally biodegrade ... Read more

Eighteen New Team Members!

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Freddie Mac Offers New “Green Rebate”

Freddie Mac's Green Rebate offering encourages borrowers on first mortgages to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool to assess the energy performance of their multifamily properties, as a first step in identifying opportunities for improvements. As an incentive to borrowers to make this assessment, Freddie Mac will now provide a rebate of $5,000 for new loans when the ENERGY STAR Score for the property is reported, regardless of the score achieved. All multifamily buildings with greater than 20 units are eligible ... Read more

New to the Nova Team!

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