Month: January 2021

first_imgThe Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it has hired Gregory Brown as its new Executive Director.Brown has almost twenty years with Vermont planning organizations. He served as the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs from 1998 to 2003, after being DHCA’s Deputy Commissioner and Director of the Planning Division. As Commissioner of the Department, he was responsible for leadership of state housing and land use policy, community development, and historic preservation. He designed legislation strengthening the Vermont Downtown Program, overhauled the Community Development Block Grant Program, and led policy on development around interstate exits. Prior to joining DHCA, he worked for the Windham Regional Planning Commission in Brattleboro.”I’m eager to begin work with CCRPC. It deals with some of the most challenging planning issues in New England. It has a fine staff and a dedicated board of Commissioners,” Brown said. He started work March 24th.Brown assumes the position following James Tolley, who served as Interim Executive Director since February, 2002 and has left to join VTrans as Deputy Secretary.last_img read more

first_imgWINOOSKI FALLS NAMED WINNER OF THE2008 LIVABLE COMMUNITIES AWARDBURLINGTON, VT – The Winooski Falls project and its developers HallKeen, The Braverman Company and New Boston Fund will receive the 2008 Livable Communities Award for forward thinking in the field of home and community design. The Livable Communities Award, cosponsored by AARP and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), honors builders, developers and remodelers that create attractive, well-designed homes and communities, which are safe, comfortable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. This year, HallKeen, The Braverman Company and New Boston Fund is one of four winners nationally.”The boomers approaching retirement age have changed every institution they have encountered so far, from schools, to the workplace, to the suburbs,” said AARP Director of Livable Communities Elinor Ginzler. “Now city planners, developers and homebuilders are anticipating their next impact. This is happening at the same time the cost of gas and traffic congestion are providing incentives to reduce the need to drive. As a result, you see communities reinventing their downtowns to be more user-friendly as this year’s winner, Winooski, VT, did. You see suburbs building town centers to provide entertainment, goods and services closer to home. And you see builders looking to make their homes more user-friendly for a generation accustomed to amenities and comfort.”AARP Vermont teamed up with the City of Burlington and some 30 area organizations to launch the Burlington Livable Community Project three years ago. The group has worked to engage the community — stakeholder organizations and residents — in defining a vision and specific action steps to make Burlington more livable for an aging population. It focuses on three issue areas: housing, mobility, and community engagement and enthusiastically supports the national recognition being received by this project which fully embodies their agenda.HallKeen, The Braverman Company and New Boston Fund won the 2008 Livable Communities Award in the category of “Developer over 250 units”. The development provides residents with a real sense of small-town community and a strong identity with proximity to a riverfront walkway and many public transportation options, downtown Burlington, countless shops, restaurants, two college/university campuses and the largest hospital in the state. The community of Winooski prides itself on “smart growth” – building community while protecting the environment – offering energy-efficient, universally-designed and affordable units.The developer Ken Braverman Principal, HKW/LLC, stressed the positive impact projects like this can have on a community. “By putting smart growth principles into action, the Winooski Falls project demonstrates that developing livable communities for people of all ages is an excellent way to restore and revive our city centers. My partners and I thank AARP/ NAHB for this honor, and look forward to continuing to build on our success in Vermont’s downtown neighborhood for many years to come.”Governor Jim Douglas was pleased that the project received national recognition.”Winooski Falls demonstrates the economic and cultural value of public and private partners establishing and promoting smart revitalization in a historic downtown. I am pleased that my Administration could play a role in creating a new neighborhood offering full access to employment, recreation, dining, and shopping in a mixed-income, multi-generational residential and commercial setting unlike any other in Vermont. On behalf of the people of Vermont, I applaud HallKeen, The Braverman Company, and New Boston Fund for creating a community at Winooski Falls that benefits individuals and families of all ages.”As there will be 70 million people over 65 by 2030, AARP is releasing a national poll showing that at least a quarter of baby boomers expect to move again and they will be looking for something comfortable. Half or more of those boomers will look for a home that’s all on one level. A similar number (50%) will look for a newer home. This project is a great example of the kind of residential community that will serve them best. It’s new, convenient, aesthetically appealing and inviting to everyone.Winners will be honored at a dinner in Washington, DC on December 10, 2008 and will also be featured in AARP The Magazine, the nation’s most widely circulated magazine. For more information, photos and video clips on the winning projects, visit www.aarp.org/homedesign(link is external).AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 33 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.30 – 30 – 30last_img read more

first_imgNRG Systems Inc,Hinesburg, Vermont-based NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the utility-scale renewable energy industry, and G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, German manufacturer of ultrasonic wind sensors, today announced a private-label agreement to serve a broader global market in wind measurement and turbine control. The agreement pairs NRG Systems’ global reach in the wind energy industry and its complete system approach with G. Lufft’s ultrasonic technology for wind measurement.Under the private-label agreement, effective immediately, Lufft will manufacture three ultrasonic wind sensors exclusively for NRG Systems to market worldwide, under the NRG Systems brand. ‘The agreement with Lufft will enable us to offer customers greater choice and price options in wind sensors’for turbine control and resource measurement’starting next month,’ said Barton Merle-Smith, Director of Marketing and Sales. ‘It’s all about providing a complete solution for wind measurement from one supplier.’About NRG SystemsNRG Systems is an independently owned company that has served the global renewable energy industry for nearly 30 years. Jan Blittersdorf is NRG Systems CEO/president. Electric utilities, wind and solar farm developers, turbine manufacturers, research institutes and universities on every continent and in more than 145 countries rely on the company’s resource assessment systems, turbine control sensors, and lidar remote sensors. For more information, visit www.nrgsystems.com(link is external).About G. LufftG. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH manufacturers instruments and professional systems for industrial climate measurement technology, environmental engineering, climatology, agricultural meteorology, traffic engineering, monitoring systems for pharmaceutical applications. The company, founded in 1881, is based in Fellbach-Schmiden, Germany. For more information, visit www.lufft.com(link is external). November 16, 2011last_img read more