2017 Pro Tour Series

BE Pro Tour
Friday, March 31, 2017
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

This Pro Tour takes attendees into Fine Homebuilding’s ProHOME, a single-family residence specifically designed as a teaching tool for builders and designers. The home is an example of a building that will appeal to clients both in terms of energy performance and comfort and functionality.

Exterior shot of Bayside Anchor
BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 7, 2017
Portland, Maine

On April 7, 2017 NESEA held a tour of Bayside Anchor, a recently-completed 45 unit apartment building in downtown Portland, ME. The building is a joint venture of the Portland Housing Authority and Avesta Housing, designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Wright-Ryan Construction. The project originated as the winning entry in “Lowering the Cost of Housing,” a 2013 national competition organized by Deutsche Bank.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 21, 2017
Williams College

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the Williams College campus for a close look at an academic center built to the stringent standards of the Living Building Challenge. This project consists of two distinct parts, combining new-construction with a deep energy retrofit of a college building dating back to 1793.

Exterior of Condos
BE Pro Tour
Friday, May 5, 2017
Roxbury, Massachusetts

This Pro Tour took attendees to the Highland Street Homes Project, two energy-efficient duplex homes designed to look like a traditional Georgian Colonial and its companion carriage house. The featured homes are part of Boston’s E+ Green Building Program, which is promoting regenerative multi-unit residential buildings and bringing energy and environmentally positive homes to the city.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 9, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Join NESEA for a tour of the Distillery North, the largest Passive House in New England: a cost-competitive 30 unit apartment building located in South Boston. This is the first phase of a three phase project that will eventually span three buildings, 260,000 sq.ft, and an entire city block.

Tomorrowland under construction
BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 16, 2017
Farmington, New York

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the first complete CLT (cross laminated timber) building in New York State, a 21,00 sq. ft. project that will be the latest addition to the commercial campus of New Energy Works & Pioneer Millworks.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 23, 2017
Bridgeport, PA

Join NESEA for our first Pro Tour in Pennsylvania: a deep-energy retrofit of an 1898 brick row house renovated for Passive House EnerPHit certification and energized by a "Powerwall" of retired BMW Mini E batteries.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, July 21, 2017

This Pro Tour will feature Elm Place, a recently-constructed, 30-unit building which is poised to become the first multi-family Passive House structure in Vermont.

Exterior shot of MacArthurt Elementary School
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 4, 2017
Binghamton, NY

NESEA returns to central New York for a Pro Tour of the LEED Platinum (pending) MacArthur Elementary School. This new construction, high performance school is the result of a collaborative, stake-holder driven design process led by Ashley McGraw Architects. Pro Tour attendees will learn about the history of the building and the efficiency and resiliency strategies that were integrated into the project.

Exterior shot of Taft Faculty House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 18, 2017
Watertown, Connecticut

This event features a Pro Tour of an international award-winning home built to Passive House standards, designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it. Registration for this event includes lunch, the Pro Tour, and NESEA's Annual Meeting.

Exterior of the project plan
BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 20, 2017
New York, New York

This Pro Tour will feature Corona Senior Residence, an 8-story building which is poised to become the first senior housing development in New York built to Passive House International Standards.

Interiror of DER Grist Mill
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 3, 2017
Plainfield, Massachusetts

Attendees of this event will get to tour two very different projects: a newly construction net-zero house and a former grist mill, built in 1850, that has been converted into a residence and offices through a phased deep-energy retrofit process.

Exterior shot of SunCommon
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 17, 2017
Waterbury, Vermont

This Pro Tour will bring attendees into the recently completed, net-positive headquarters of SunCommon, a company providing photovoltaic array financing, leasing and installation in Vermont and New York State. Hosted by the project team from Maclay Architects and Energy Balance Inc., this half-day tour of the 15,000 square-foot project will highlight the design process and unique challenges of a commercial developer "built to suit" project while providing insights into the performance data from the building’s first year of occupancy.

Health and Science Center
BE Pro Tour
Friday, December 1, 2017
Bristol Community College

Attendees on this Pro Tour will learn how the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design for this large institutional building developed without increasing costs, despite the cold climate and high-energy needs of the health and science equipment the occupants rely on.

Thanks to the 2017 Pro Tour Series sponsors:

  

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