June 2012 Newsletter

Maureen Sakakeeny Speaks at Massachusetts State House

Maureen Sakakeeny, Principal of SAK Environmental, was recently invited to speak at the State House as part of the Small Business Week Program. Ms. Sakakeeny shared her success story about growing a small business. She discussed the challenges and opportunities of being a woman-owned, small business, as well as the organizations and small business resources she used to navigate and grow her engineering firm. Click here to view presentation.

Stephen Sakakeeny Presents Geothermal Well System for Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Addition

Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal of SAK Environmental, recently presented an informative case study on the geothermal well system for the prestigious new Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum addition. His presentation was part of the Environmental Business Council’s Renewable Energy Program on Geothermal Energy Development in New England held in April at the Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag in Waltham, MA. Click here to view presentation.

SAK Welcomes New Hires

Pamela “PJ” Roscoe, CPSM recently joined SAK Environmental as Marketing and Business Development manager. PJ has over 15 years of marketing experience, primarily in the AEC industry, a BS in Business Administration, and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer and member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services.

Ken Marks, a veteran field inspector, has joined SAK as a Senior Environmental Technician, Ken brings years of federal field sampling and brownfields experience to SAK’s growing team. Ken holds numerous certificates and is highly trained in environmental field techniques & protocols.

Benjamin Naylor, a UNH Environmental engineering junior, joins SAK for the summer, funded by a Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) small business intern grant. Ben is a New Hampshire native, avid skier, and is on-track to earn a BSEnvE in May 2013.

Project Updates & Highlights

DCR/Blair Pond Restoration, Cambridge, MA.

Preservation and restoration of wetland resources is a priority for conservation agencies, urban environments. Working as a subcontractor to SumCo Eco-Contracting of Salem, MA, SAK Environmental is performing soil sampling and testing during excavation, and MCP compliance services during construction of the $1M urban wetland restoration project near Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Working as a subcontractor to SumCo Eco-Contracting, SAK Environmental is performing hazmat consulting services to manage these environmental issues during construction.

Solar PV Technical Assistance.

SAK Environmental was selected to provide technical assistance for additional communities seeking ground-mounted solar PV installations, including developments on closed landfills. Along with SAK’s renewable energy partner, The Cadmus Group, SAK is working with the communities of Woburn, Sudbury, and selected Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) member communities to provide site feasibility, preliminary environmental review, RFP development and bid assistance.

Assisting in Growth of Local Manufacturing Company

SAK provided a wide range of environmental services to SteelArt, a premium architectural sign manufacturer who is moving from its current 15,000 sf Allston location, to a 50,000 sf building in Norwood. SAK’s work included Phase I and II environmental wite assessments, building assessment for asbestos, lead, and other hazardous substances; securing environmental operating permits for manufacturing operations (air, hazardous waste, storm water, wastewater, and toxics use); and implementation of a new health and safety program for the new facility.