Second Act of Market Recovery Takes a Bow

NOTE TO READERS:  The article below was published in the December 2014 edition of Scotsman Guide, and was authored by EDR Insight's primary analyst, Dianne Crocker. It is republished here with permission. Commercial market barometers in 2014 point to continued growth in 2015 With 2014 coming to a close, an analysis of the year past reveals a commercial real estate market that is continuing its second act of recovery. The end of the year offers an opportunity to take a look at the current ... Read more

Home Energy Efficiency Tips for Saving Money

Winter weather has arrived and despite dropping prices for heating fuel and natural gas, heating costs still burn a big hole in your pocket. Saving energy at home is easier than you think. What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is using less energy to provide the same service.  Discover Nova's Energy Efficiency Services. There are many low-cost options to get you started as well as other cost-effective options for bringing down your utility costs. Click on the category links below to see tips for reducing ... Read more

Industrial Hygiene Compliance Resources for Small Businesses

As an industrial hygienist, I am often asked to evaluate a company’s health and safety program and to help the company ensure that it complies with all applicable OSHA regulations. But hiring a consultant can be an expensive proposition for a small business, especially one that has just launched. If you’re busy raising start-up capital, investing in expensive drilling equipment, hiring personnel, obtaining licensing, and dealing with insurance and all the other costs involved today in starting your own business, hiring ... Read more

Nova CEO Featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Nova CEO Steve Cummings is featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for making the Fast 50 list. The Fast 50 are the fastest-growing private companies in the Twin Cities, based on revenue growth over the past three years. Read the full article here. Read more

What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Workplace from Ebola

Executive Summary Ebola Virus Disease (EVD or Ebola) is a rare and still misunderstood disease that currently has the attention of the world.   The first known outbreaks occurred back in 1976 in central Africa and those outbreaks, while devastating, were contained and isolated events.   We are now seeing the enormity of how infectious and deadly Ebola can be when allowed to remain unchecked.   The disturbing events that have occurred in the western countries of Africa and now in the United States are ... Read more

Nova Prepares to Open New Office in Birmingham City Centre, UK in December

Due to the expansion of the European business Nova is moving into an additional office in Birmingham City Centre, UK at the start of December.  The offices are located in the Cornwall Buildings, an impressive Grade II-listed building on Newhall Street in the heart of Birmingham’s business district.  Birmingham is located centrally in England and is the second most populous city in the UK after London. The Nova European business is expanding quickly, with projects being undertaken across the UK, Europe and ... Read more

EPA Updates AAI Rule

On October 6, 2014, the EPA announced an amendment to AAI rule 40 CFR Part 312, updating the standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to remove the reference to ASTM International’s E1527-05 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.” The rule will now include standard ASTM E1527-13.  This 2013 standard is the currently recognized industry consensus-based standard to conduct all appropriate inquiries as provided ... Read more

Nova Ranks on ENR’s Top Environmental Firms List

Engineering News-Record publishes a list of the top 200 Environmental Firms. This year Nova broke into the top 200 for the first time, with a ranking of 188.   Click here to see the article.   ENR Top Lists – Top Design Firms – Top Construction Contractors "ENR attempts to bring structure to an otherwise huge and chaotic construction industry by performing annual surveys of its key segments, and by ranking companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other specialties. The ... Read more

Multifamily Properties Now Eligible for Energy Star Certification

On September 16, 2014, Energy Star unveiled the new multifamily score in their online benchmarking software Portfolio Manager.  If your multifamily property receives a score of 75 or higher in Portfolio Manager, it may be eligible to be certified by Energy Star, signifying that it is among America’s top energy performers. Being certified with a multifamily Energy Star Certification identifies you as “Green.”  Green valuation benefits building owners and investors by reducing operating expenses, attracting better and higher rents, increasing occupancy and increasing resale value.   Nova Consulting Group ... Read more

Nova Ranks No. 18 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of Top Environmental Services Companies

Nova Consulting Ranks No. 2145 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 and No. 18 on the Top Environmental Services Companies with Three-Year Sales Growth of 185% NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Nova Consulting Group NO. 2145 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many ... Read more
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