BuildingEnergy Boston Community Events

With the exception of the Lifetime Member Breakfast, NESEA Night, and the hot water and HVAC demonstrations, all community events listed on this page are open to anyone attending any part of the conference or trade show.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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Welcome Reception

Meet a new best friend or reconnect at this networking reception open to all attendees. Cash bar.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Passive House Party

Passive House Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts & passivehausMAINE are hosting a book release party, and you're invited. ... Full Description

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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Lifetime Member Breakfast

NESEA Lifetime Members are invited to enjoy breakfast and connect with fellow NESEA Lifetime Members before the Opening Plenary.  NESEA Lifetime Membership is open to anyone who supports the NESEA... Full Description

7:30 am to 8:30 am
Plenary Session, Part 1: Beyond Energy: The Concealed Environmental Impact of Buildings and Residents

When it comes to environmental impacts of buildings, operational energy (and to some degree carbon) attracts the most attention. This is likely because buildings currently account for one third of... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am
Office Hours with the Experts

Ever wanted to ask that very specific question about Passive House? Want to really drill down about insulation? Office Hours with the Experts offers a chance to spend time with someone who knows... Full Description

10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Demonstrations: The Hot Water Show + Today's HVAC

Join Gary Klein and Rich Benkowski as they use The United Association’s Mobile Service Tech Training Lab to demonstrate the principles of more efficient and effective hot water systems using “live... Full Description

10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lightning Round! Day 1: Lessons from The Field

New this year, Lightning Rounds pack as much information into one session as possible. You’ll hear succinct, to-the-point, and practical presentations on a variety of topics, including...

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
BE the Future Networking Lunch

Invitation only. In the BE the Future initiative, participating sponsors directly fund current students' full-day passes to the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade show and one-year NESEA... Full Description

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: The German Perspective on Building Energy

With energy prices on the rise and fossil fuel resources becoming scarce, both economic prosperity and competitiveness increasingly depend on our ability to use energy as efficiently as possible.... Full Description

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lunch and Learn: RESNET Conference Debrief

As a follow up to the RESNET Conference in Scottsdale, this is a chance to catch up with HERS Raters who attended and to discuss news from RESNET and other developments in the HERS Rating Industry... Full Description

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
NESEA's Emerging Professional Career Forum

In this interactive session, attendees will gain practical strategies for building professional networks, including resources for finding jobs and internships, and how to best leverage NESEA... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Trade Show Reception

Everyone is welcome to mingle on the trade show floor during this reception. We highly encourage attendees to take this opportunity to learn about products and services important to their success... Full Description

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
NESEA Night 2017

NESEA Night is a super fun, affordable community event that is open to all BuildingEnergy Boston attendees as well as to the public... Full Description

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 09, 2017
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Plenary, Part II: Methane Leaks, Public Policy, the Future of the Natural Gas Grid -- and the Implications for Your Projects

The public has a hard time knowing what to think about natural gas. Is it a cheap, clean source of energy independence for the US for the rest of the century; a useful bridge fuel until renewables... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am
Office Hours with the Experts

Ever wanted to ask that very specific question about Passive House? Want to really drill down about insulation? Office Hours with the Experts offers a chance to spend time with someone who knows... Full Description

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lightning Round! Day 2: The Many Uses of Data

New this year, Lightning Rounds pack as much information into one session as possible. You’ll hear succinct, to-the-point, and practical presentations on a variety of data-focused topics,... Full Description

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Demonstrations: The Hot Water Show + Today’s HVAC

Join Gary Klein and Rich Benkowski as they use The United Association’s Mobile Service Tech Training Lab to demonstrate the principles of more efficient and effective hot water systems using “live... Full Description

10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Lunch and Learn: Advocacy and Activism for Climate Justice

In light of our current political moment, many NESEA members have been looking for ways to engage in advocacy and political action.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lunch and Learn: Getting Better at Getting Better - Lean Thinking for Residential Construction

When compared with conventional, code-built homes, the builders of high performance homes are at a disadvantage right out of the gate. Our homes tend to cost more because we use high quality... Full Description

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
SEBANE Meeting

Join members of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) as they discuss the latest and greatest in our region. Open to all.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Reception and Closing Forum: Be Careful What You Ask For: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rapid Energy Efficiency Adoption

In just a few years we have seen energy-efficient construction taken more seriously and among a larger circle of practitioners than ever before. Adoption of the Passive House standard is... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm