2018 Pro Tour Series

Exterior of ProHOME
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, March 30, 2018
Wilder, VT

Thanks to everyone who joined NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 20, 2018
Northampton, MA

Attendees of this Pro Tour learned how this land was transformed from the site of a single-family condemned house to the site of 4 combustion-free, net-zero duplex homes. The team behind this infill project detailed the history and lessons learned, offering this as an example for municipalities looking for ways to infill for community, housing, and tax support without extending infrastructure.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 4, 2018
Far Rockaways, Queens, NY

This Pro Tour showcased a 101-unit, mid-rise, purpose-built to expand the designated-affordable housing units in the Far Rockaways area of southern Queens in New York City. This project was built to Passive House standards with special attention to resiliency features for extreme weather events.

Exterior of project site 1
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 18, 2018
New Paltz, NY

This Pro Tour featured two very different projects: a new-construction, 8-unit ZNE office building and a single-family DER renovated for energy efficiency and storm resiliency. Attendees heard from the teams behind both projects at this event co-hosted by Alfandre Architecture and Integral Building + Design.

Exterior of Project Site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 1, 2018
Harvard, MA

More than 65 attendees joined NESEA for this sold-out Pro Tour of a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics and provide safety and resiliency in the event of an extended power outage. The hosting team from Paul Lukez Architecture shared how innovative technologies and design can be successfully integrated into a compact living model that matches the occupant’s lifestyle while saving – and producing – energy.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 15, 2018
Freeport, ME

This Pro Tour brought participants to southern Maine to tour a recently completed PHIUS-certified high school. The event was hosted by BRIBURN, the architecture firm behind the project. Speakers shared the complexities they navigated while designing this small high school.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, July 20, 2018
Syracuse, NY

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour featuring a wing of a Western-New York high school that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients. This event will be hosted by Ashley McGraw Architects and will cover all aspects of the retrofit, including design, materials selection, envelope, and mechanicals.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 3, 2018
Mystic/Pawcatuck, CT

A comparative tour of two single-family new constructions projects.

Exterior of building
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 17, 2018
Rotterdam, NY

This Pro Tour will feature two, large-scale net zero multifamily projects, giving attendees the opportunity to tour one occupied site and one site that is still under-construction.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, September 14, 2018
Lincoln, Massachusetts

This Pro Tour will feature the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s new net zero environmental learning center. During this event, attendees will learn how the team at Maclay Architects approached balancing the energy and conservation goals of this project while designing a space that best supports the needs of the occupants.

project interior
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, September 21, 2018
Charlotte, VT

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour, featuring a DER of a single-family home that was honored this year with a Best of the Best Award for 2018 from Efficiency Vermont.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 9, 2018
Falmouth, ME

Site Details

  • Units: 1 single-family home
  • Square Footage: 2,300
  • Type of construction: New
  • 7kW carport-mounted photovoltaic array will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
  • House is entirely wood framed with 12" double-stud 2x4 walls
  • Blower door test of less than 0.3 ACH50



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BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, December 7, 2018
East Boston, MA

Site Details

Units: Phase 1 includes 120 units of a planned 373 unit project
Square Footage: 105,000
Type of construction: New - still under construction
Project includes community center, management office, & public park
Units are being built with a tight thermal envelope, triple glazed windows, heat recovery systems, & VRF systems

Thank You to the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series Sponsors

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