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!

SE Elevation Wayland House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland, MA! The tour of this 2,500 square foot home will be led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Mike Duclos, the PHIUS+ rater, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour will conclude with a reception, and a presentation entitled "Going Foam-Free in Passive Construction"

Helios-Sunspace View
BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

This Pro Tour will visit two sites located in Augusta and Lafayette, NJ, both of them residential homes. Each of these houses uses combinations of both passive and active renewable energy systems, including wind power, and most notably solar power.

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of two projects under construction on the Hampshire College campus Amherst, MA, designed to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). There are currently only eight certified LBC projects in the world.

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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