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Scarborough High School, East Brown Cow Management take top honors at 2016 eco-Excellence Awards

ecomaine.org - March 25, 2016

PORTLAND — Scarborough High School’s environmental club ECOS and Portland’s East Brown Cow Management captured the 2016 awards for overall excellence at the eco-Excellence Awards on March 23.

“We are proud to recognize both of these organizations for their notable commitment to environmental sustainability,” ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche said. “Both are fueled by a sense of vision and are walking the talk of the waste hierarchy to leave the smallest carbon footprint in their paths.”  Read more...

Thursday, March 31, 2016/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (467)/Comments (0)/
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2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award

Becker - November, 2014

The new $14 million, 130-room Hyatt Place hotel on Fore and Union Streets marks a new surge of hotel development in Portland.  The building site — previously a parking lot nestled in the Old Port — conceals a subsurface duct bank which provides power distribution to the peninsula of Portland from the adjacent lot owned by Central Maine Power.  Read more...
Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (2185)/Comments (0)/
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Boom Town

The Maine Magazine - November, 2014

The Rise of Commercial Real Estate in Portland

These days, when I visit Portland, I find myself wondering, “When did that get there?” New hotels in the Old Port, townhouses on Munjoy Hill, shops where there once were empty storefronts on Exchange Street, a gussied-up Eastland now transformed into a Westin. I live north of the city, but it’s not like my visits are infrequent. I’m in town several times a week for my son’s Aikido lesson, a visit to Longfellow Books, an event at the nonprofit contemporary arts organization SPACE, or a dinner out with friends. After all, as locals and tourists avow, Portland has a lot to offer. Even so, I find myself surprised. After the doldrums of the recession, Portland feels like a boomtown.   Read more...

Saturday, November 1, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (560)/Comments (0)/
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Hyatt Place hits 200 mark; poised for added growth

Hotel Business - August 7, 2014

Having recently surpassed the 200-hotel milestone, Hyatt Place has certainly reached critical mass.  But with a pace that's set to see one hotel open every two weeks for the remainder of the year, and an even faster pace anticipated for the next year, the select-service brand seems poised to reach even greater heights.  Read more...
Friday, October 31, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (2134)/Comments (0)/
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Reflecting Portland: Custom glass features meld new with old buildings

Mainebiz - July 28, 2014

Glass-fronted interlopers are popping up between Portland's quaint brick buildings, and if a Biddeford complex glazing system maker has its way, more architects will design signature elements like its glass crinkle wall at the new Hyatt Place hotel in Portland. Read more...
Monday, July 28, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (3025)/Comments (0)/
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Most Innovative Curtain Wall Project - "Crinkle Wall" at the Hyatt Place

2015 Top Glass Fabricators 5th Annual Special Report - July 6, 2014

The “Crinkle Wall” curtain wall is the signature design element of the Hyatt Place in Portland, Maine. “The expression we were aiming for was that of pleats, or folds, like you’d see in fabric or clothing,” says Tim Hart one of the founding members of Canal 5 Studio, www.canal5studio.com, the project architect. “This, of course, introduces great complexity into the geometries, and ultimately the design, fabrication and installation.”  Read more...

Sunday, July 6, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1572)/Comments (0)/
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New Hyatt Place adds energy, jobs, and innovations to Old Port

Maine Real Estate & Development Association - June 24, 2014

The new Hyatt Place hotel, the first for the brand in Maine, developed by East Brown Cow in Portland’s Old Port is a study in long-range vision. Company President Tim Soley has not simply added another visitor amenity to a key parcel of Portland real estate – he’s done so with a view toward economic vitality and environmental sustainability.  Read more...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (2060)/Comments (0)/
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The Rise of the New Hotels

The Old Port Magazine - June 2014

In hotel-speak they call it a sense of arrival: that first impression you get when you walk into a hotel loddy and know you've landed in just the right place.  It's the hotel designer's job to effect this sense of arrival.  But when does a city really arrive?  And how do we chart that arrival?  Mark 2014 as a turning point for Portland, Maine.  Read more...

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1740)/Comments (0)/
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Electric car use in Maine gets a boost, closer study from pilot project

Bangor Daily News - May 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine — If given about 20 minutes, the new electric car charger being installed at the Hyatt Place hotel can deliver roughly 80 miles of range.

It will be the most powerful charger north of Boston, according to its developer Tim Soley. It is a project environmentalists, businesses and policymakers are pointing to as a sign of growing support and adoption for electric vehicles in Maine.  Read more...

Thursday, May 29, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1873)/Comments (0)/
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Portland behind in solar power, according to report

WCSH 6 News - May 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When it comes to solar power, Portland is seeing slower growth than many American cities, according to a report released Tuesday.

The report was released during a press conference outside Becky's Diner, which installed solar panels in 2010. It was commissioned by Environment Maine, and ranks Portland 44th for solar energy, out of 57 cities studied. The report found that the cities with the highest rankings have policies in place to encourage home and business owners to invest in solar panels.  Read more...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1638)/Comments (0)/
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With art by Mainers, new Hyatt hotel radiates sense of place

Portland Press Herald - May 13, 2014

When guests check into Hyatt Place, the hotel on Fore Street that’s set to open May 20, they will see artfully crafted blown-glass buoys by Ben Coombs behind the front desk.  

In and around the lobby, they will see original paintings by Alison Hildreth, Alice Spencer and Tony Muench. And in their rooms, the photographs of Tanja Hollander will give them an austere visual perspective of Maine’s landscape, from the city to the coast to the mountains. Read more...

Monday, May 19, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1824)/Comments (0)/
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Eggs & Issues, Real Estate Developers Jim Brady, Tim Soley, and Vin Veroneau

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce - April 9, 2013

Real Estate Developers Jim Brady, Tim Soley, and Vin Veroneau speak at the Portland, Maine Community Chamber's April 2013 Eggs and Issues. They presented a fresh perspective on how Portland will be impacted by three big hotel projects in the works. The discussion was moderated by Justin Lamontagne, Associate Broker at NAI, The Dunham Group. See more...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (461)/Comments (0)/
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Commercial Street's Rising Tide

The Maine Magazine - November, 2010

Commercial Street wakes up in the hours before dawn. Groggy sternmen clutch their coffee as they head to their boats, the first ferries sound their horns, and empty flatbed trucks back gingerly down wharves and reemerge fully loaded with neat rows of insulated totes. At once industrious and industrial, these early stirrings of activity set in motion the mechanics of a working waterfront that has been at the heart of Portland’s identity since its founding.  Read more...

Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (506)/Comments (0)/
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