Local Events

NESEA members are doing incredible work all over the Northeast. Local events, made up of Pro Tours, workshops, and other events inspired by members and hosted by NESEA, are an opportunity to showcase that work. These events occur throughout the year from Pennsylvania to Maine and are regional complements to the BuildingEnergy conferences in Boston and New York in March and October. We hope to see you at a local event soon!

BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of two sites designed and built by South Mountain Company and Island Housing Trust, located on Martha's Vineyard MA. The walking tour of West Tisbury will include healthy, durable, comfortable homes that offer valuable lessons for building high-performance and affordable structures in the 21st century. The tour will conclude with an educational workshop with Matt Coffey, John Abrams and Marc Rosenbaum of South Mountain Company, and Philippe Jordi of Island Housing Trust.

4.17.15 Pro Tour
BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Rhode Island. The tour will be led by builder Steve DeMetrick and architect Steve Baczek. The event will conclude with a reception and workshop led by homeowners and commercial real estate appraisers Brad and Jordan Hevenor on the topic of appraising high performance buildings.

2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award Winner
BE Pro Tour
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of the home that won the 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award, located in Greenfield, MA. The tour will be led by builder and homeowner Spartan Giordano and lead carpenter Adam Heintz, and will conclude with a reception, presentation and Q&A session.

Thanks to our 2015 Pro Tour Series Sponsor!


What is a Pro Tour?

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high performance homes all over the Northeast led by members of the project teams behind them, concluding with a reception and workshop or Q&A session. Pro Tours are an opportunity for sustainable building professionals to get to see projects in progress with their own eyes, share their knowledge and learn from their colleagues.

NESEA hosts at least eight Pro Tours a year, in every month of the year except October and March (BuildingEnergy Conference months) and July and January (too hot and cold). Pro Tours are held on the first  or third Friday of the month, from 1 - 5:30 PM. The cost to attend a Pro Tour is $25 for NESEA members, and $35 for non-members, and proceeds support NESEA programming.

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