Renewable Energy


Chad Farrell

Chad Farrell, P.E. Principal

Encore Redevelopment is led by Chad Farrell, P.E.  Chad is a project manager and environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental engineering, professional project management and real estate development.  He maintains expertise in the assessment, remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties and performs these services as an owner, owner’s representative and consultant.  Chad has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont, where he completed a masters thesis entitled “Removal of Residual Tetrachlorethene (PCE) from Homogenous and Layered Heterogeneous Soil Systems Using Alcohol Flushing”. 

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Derek Moretz

Derek Moretz Vice President of Development

Derek Moretz serves as the Vice President of Development for Encore Redevelopment.  He brings a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector having developed projects from the Arctic to Latin America.  Prior to coming to Vermont, he led development at NaturEner; a global renewable energy firm, where he was responsible for the development of large scale wind projects including over 500MW in the Pacific Northwest.  Prior to NaturEner, Derek developed projects throughout Central America resulting in the largest operating projects in the region.  Derek has been working as a project development consultant to Encore since 2011, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Management and Appropriate Technology from Appalachian State University and an MBA from the Jenkins School of Management at North Carolina State University.

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Collin Ackerman

Collin Ackerman Project Manager

Collin Ackerman is a project manager at Encore, assisting in project development, permitting, and management of redevelopment and renewable energy projects as well as providing assistance with business development and corporate development initiatives.  Collin is a graduate of the University of Vermont’s Community Development and Applied Economics program.  He holds a B.S. in Community Entrepreneurship, a major combining small business practices with principals of social and environmental responsibility.   Collin has worked as a research intern and photographer for Smart Growth Vermont, gathering information and photographing towns which qualify for Vermont’s Designated Downtown or Village Center status.   He has also interned with Crane Associates where he interviewed town officials and gained experience with market studies for affordable housing projects. 

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Supporting Team
Encore relies on a number of strategic partners and affiliate organizations in the pursuit of our work. The work of the following legal and accounting professionals are instrumental to the success of our, and investors' and clients', endeavors.

Gravel and Shea, LLP
Gravel and Shea, one of Vermont's oldest, largest, and most respected law firms, is committed to providing clients with unparalleled, personalized service. Gravel and Shea offers clients creative and efficient solutions to the most complex legal challenges. From start-up companies to multi-national conglomerates, and from the boardroom to the courtroom, Gravel and Shea's advice is informed by experience and intelligence, and the results achieved for clients flow from judgment, integrity, and dedication to the practice of law at the highest level.

Novogradac and Company, LLP
Novogradac & Company, LLP is a national certified public accounting and consulting firm with 13 offices nationwide. Clients represent a broad range of industries, with a major emphasis in the real estate and renewable energy sectors. Novogradac provides publicly and privately held national enterprises with a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, expert witness and litigation support, property compliance and general consulting services. Novogradac work extensively in the affordable housing, community development and renewable energy fields.

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