Host a Pro Tour

Living Building Challenge Pro Tour

You are a NESEA member interested in hosting a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour. Fantastic! Read below to find out what to expect, and submit a proposal. 

Who does what?

  • The host provides the content, expertise, and contact information for the project team members and vendors.

  • NESEA is committed to making this process as simple as possible by providing logistical support. We take care of promotion, registration, refreshments, transportation, on-site support, etc. We invite vendors involved in the project to become sponsors and charge a registration fee to attendees in order to cover the expenses of the event and support further NESEA programming.

What you get for being a host:

  • Your location will be showcased to sustainable building professionals on our website, in promotion, and during the tour, serving as both an educational and marketing opportunity. Only NESEA members are able to host Pro Tours.

  • You get to host an event showcasing your work, without having to plan any of the logistical details.

  • The host and three members of their project team get a complimentary registration to attend the tour.

  • Hosts are invited  and encouraged to become sponsors, but are not required to do so.

Sample Pro Tour Schedule:

  • 12:30 PM Doors open at meeting point for registration, coffee, and networking

  • 1:00 PM Welcome by NESEA, introduction of the host, overview of the project(s) by one or two members of the project team

  • 1:45 PM Leave for tour (on charter bus if applicable)

  • 4:00 PM Return from tour, reception with refreshments

  • 4:15 PM Q&A panel or workshop (determined by host)

  • 4:45 PM Final networking

  • 5:00 PM Event concludes


We rely on sponsors to support this program, and NESEA, and we rely on you to make sponsor recommendations. Sponsors can include any member of the project team, from an HVAC consultant to a utility program specialist.

  • The process: you send us names, companies and email addresses, we invite the sponsors, letting them know you gave them our name

  • Below are the sponsorship opportunities that we offer for Pro Tours:


Title: $2500

Gold: $1000

Silver: $500

Bronze: $250

Ad in Pro Tour Program

Full page – logo on front

Full page

Half page 8" w x 5.125" h

Quarter page 3.625" w x 5.125" h

Complimentary Registrations





Exhibit Table at Workshop

Presented by you and NESEA


Logo/Link on Pro Tour Promotion

Presented by you and NESEA

Logo/Link on Pro Tour Webpage

Presented by you and NESEA


Deadlines to keep in mind:

  • 8 weeks out: Workshop site and bus transportation solidified; NESEA proposes schedule

  • 6 weeks out: NESEA reaches out to sponsors, launches registration page, and opens registration

  • 2 weeks out: NESEA registers sponsors, tour guides, and confirms schedule

  • 1 week out: NESEA sends out a master rundown of the event to all the parties involved, detailing where to be and when for each person involved in the tour


Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the online application form.

Step 2: A committee of NESEA members will review your propsoal.

Step 3: If you're site is selected, schedule a conference call with NESEA staff to begin planning your Pro Tour!


That’s it in a nutshell! Questions? Contact Miriam at 413-774-6051 x 14 or

Our Mission

NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.