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!

Rendering of exterior of house
BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wayland, MA

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for the two previous Pro Tours of this site, NESEA is thrilled to be able to offer a third Pro Tour of this Passive House in Wayland, giving attendants insight into the project as a whole, and a chance to see how the final project has been performing a year and a half after completion.

Exterior Shot of Lancaster Passive House at Night
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Lancaster, NH

This event will give attendants a chance to tour a finished Passive House in northern New Hampshire, giving them insights into the building process and the performance data.

Front view Gravelly Hill Road
BE Pro Tour
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wakefield , RI

Construction on this new residence is scheduled to take place starting in spring 2016; the Pro Tour will offer a chance for participants to see the way the project has come together, while the building process is still underway. This home serves as an example of residential construction that strategically employs standard building materials and techniques to meet the passive house standard.

Thanks to our 2016 Pro Tour Series sponsors!

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 14 Pro Tours a year, with the series starting in March and ending in December. 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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