Environmental Compliance for Emergency Backup Electrical Generators

Emergency Backup Electrical Generators, especially when operated on diesel fuel, may be subject to multiple U.S. EPA, state, or local, agency environmental regulations.  These regulations have not been  communicated very well to the regulated community.  In fact, the company that provided or installed the equipment, or the company that conducts preventive maintenance checks or re-fueling, may not even be aware of these environmental compliance requirements.  This is in part due to the continuously emerging U.S. EPA state, and local, agency regulations ... Read more

New Members of the Nova Team

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Responsible Safety and Health Management: Criminal charges filed against companies for fatalities

Those of us that read news stories regarding worker health and safety have seen recent legal actions targeting the levy of felony charges to prosecute management personnel, including safety managers, for a failure to protect the life of one of their employees.    As safety and health professionals we try to provide the tools and resources, including effective education, for the welfare of our employees. This includes a team approach that reduces, through design and prevention, injuries or illness that can lead ... Read more

Earth Day – April 22, 2015

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Nova Consulting Group Named a Recipient for the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work for Award

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Nova Consulting Group Inc. has been named a recipient for the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards presented by Minnesota Business magazine. This award represents the 100 companies that have been deemed as the best places to work by their own employees. An independent research firm employed an anonymous online questionnaire that was completed by the employees of our company.  Nova's score indicates that we excel in the areas of ... Read more

Nova Welcomes New Staff to the Team

Here at Nova we are pleased to welcome the following new team members.             Read more

Overview of Recent Changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

For both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 2014 was a banner year in terms of loan origination. In terms of total volume of loan dollars, the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) were neck and neck to the finish, with Fannie Mae providing $28.9 billion in financing to the multifamily market during the year and Freddie Mac providing $28.3 billion. In the past year, Nova prepared 450 Fannie Mae-scope Physical Needs Assessments and 360 Freddie Mac-scope Property Condition Reports, as well as commensurate ... Read more

Nova Provides Energy Consulting Services to a Northeastern Housing Authority

In support of preservation and expansion efforts, a Northeastern housing authority with over 20 sites and 500 units of affordable housing has contracted with Nova's Energy Efficiency Group to provide a full range of energy planning, reporting, and management services. This includes utility purchase agreements, overseeing energy efficiency improvements, as well as identifying and pursuing funding opportunities. The initial project phase includes benchmarking the energy consumption of each of the authority's assets to quantify the savings potential at each site and identify ... Read more

Nova Set Sail on the “America” out of San Diego

On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Nova set sail on the "America" with a fine crew for lunch and drinks before the MBA's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention and Expo in San Diego. Enjoy the following gallery of photos from that fun day. Photos by Meghan Katharine Cummings Read more

EPA Compliance Requirements for Commercial and Retail Properties

It is fairly common knowledge that the EPA and state environmental agencies have numerous regulations that apply to large industrial facilities such as oil refineries, electrical power plants and manufacturing facilities to control air emissions, hazardous waste disposal and wastewater discharges.  However, EPA and state environmental regulations have increasingly been imposed on a much wider range of facilities including commercial and retail properties.  In addition, there has been an increasing trend of enforcement of these regulations on business sectors that have ... Read more
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