The RFP Process for BuildingEnergy Boston in now closed. After recieving 187 proposals, the Content Committee will work to distil those down to fit the 2017 conference schedule. Proposal writers should expect to hear the status of their proposal by mid-Septemer. Thank you very much for being such an engaged and informed community.

BuildingEnergy conferences are dedicated to high quality, meaningful content. Please note proposals with content focusing upon sustainable energy and high performance building techniques, practices, and solutions will garner more favor than proposals with content focusing on specific or proprietary products and/or services.

For questions about this form, please contact Conference Coordinator Susan Farber at For questions about BuildingEnergy or NESEA, please contact Director of Operations, Beth Fraser at

You make BuildingEnergy Boston happen!

Did you know that NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Conferences and Trade Shows are the only large-scale conference planned and run by an organization’s members, rather than by a production company? We’ve always done it this way—much to the astonishment and even horror of professional conference planners. It’s one of the things that makes BuildingEnergy a unique event. It’s what gives us our edge. You won’t find a conference and trade show with a more engaged, invested group of people. It’s your event, so get involved!

Join the BuildingEnergy Boston Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is a semi–self-organizing group of 50 or more member-professionals who determine the content of BuildingEnergy Boston each year. A member-driven process guarantees vetted and proven ideas, and a higher-quality, more relevant conference. You should be able to commit to attending four planning meetings throughout the course of the year leading up to the conference. Interested? Contact Beth Fraser at

Serve as a member-volunteer and get in free

Member-volunteers help run the BuildingEnergy Conference + Trade Show on site at the Seaport World Trade Center. Spend six hours per conference day helping with a variety of tasks and you’ll still have enough time to learn new things, make valuable business connections, and find new friends. NESEA Members can volunteer for one day or volunteer for all three. We start signing up volunteers in December.

Here are some of the responsibilities you can sign up for:

  • Assist with on-site set-up
  • Monitor workshops
  • Monitor sessions
  • Assist with registration
  • Assist on the trade show floor
  • Greet and direct people in the lobby
  • Other stuff as it comes up

Questions, or just want to get involved? Contact Miriam Aylward at or 413-774-6051 x 14. We look forward to having you on the team!