NESEA Lifetime Membership

Current Lifetime Members
Lifetime Member Benefits
Become a Lifetime Member
Testimonials

Lifetime Member Badge

Add your name to the growing list of those that have made a life-long commitment to NESEA’s mission. 

Chances are, the NESEA community has provided you with great learning opportunities, life-long friends and colleagues, and business opportunities over the years. Becoming a NESEA Lifetime Member ensures that you will remain a part of that community, for life. It also helps to ensure that NESEA will be around to provide learning and networking opportunities for generations to come.
 

NESEA Lifetime Members

 

Lifetime Member Benefits

Become a Lifetime Member

Lifetime membership is open to anyone who supports the NESEA mission of advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn. The fee for lifetime membership is $1,500 and we offer the ability to spread out payments over a set period of time.

Payment Options

  • Option #1:  Onetime payment of $1500 (pay online or invoice)
  • Option #2:  12 monthly installments of $125
  • Option #3:  24 monthly installments of $62.50

To learn more, contact Katie Schendel at kschendel@nesea.org or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20.

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Testimonials from Lifetime Members

"More than almost any organization I know of around the country, NESEA is an assemblage of the brightest innovators in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficient design and construction, and extending beyond those fields to the larger world of sustainability. By supporting NESEA through lifetime membership, we help to further that capacity that those of us in the field so much depend on."

-Alex Wilson, Resilient Design Institute

"NESEA was an incredible resource to me as an emerging professional. As I move forward in my career, I will continue to reinvest in the NESEA community so that others can benefit. I’m proud to be a lifetime member."

-Christina McPike, WinnCompanies

"My grandparents had a camp in Maine, now shared among eight cousins. Of course, I can just show up, enjoy my quiet time, and come home. But my best years are the times when we get together and chip in - we re-shingle the roof, or put in a new sink, or dig drainage trenches around the foundation. That’s when I feel like I have skin in the game, and when I become a real part of the team. At NESEA, it’s the same. The more I put in, the more I get back. I’ve now made a lifetime investment in the organization that feeds me in my work. It’s not often that I get to do that, and I’m glad I’ve had the chance."

-Andrew Webster, studioWEBSTER

"Last year was a good year for me financially, and I wanted to support NESEA in a bigger way, in recognition of its role in my career over the years. Lifetime membership was a great way for me to show my support. This community has been really special, and has inspired me to pass what I’ve learned along to the next generation of sustainable building practitioners."

-Andy Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc.

"This community is working hard to propose restorative solutions, and at this very moment we can harness this wonderful energy and have the greatest impact. We need a strong organization to do that. NESEA is well organized, well governed and high quality. And it’s really only a few bucks a month given the payment plan I worked out with Katie Schendel. Everyone should do it."

-Michael Hindle, Passive to Positive

"I thought I would become a lifetime member much earlier. I think maybe I was waiting to be in a better, financially more comfortable position. Then I realized that a commitment like this is not something we do out of the extra, it’s something we do because it’s meaningful. It should hurt a little. I’m digging a little deeper to do it. I’ve made a deliberate choice to become a lifetime member. NESEA is worth something beyond just 'the easy'."

-Ken Neuhauser, Building Evolution Corporation

"I’ll share with you why I decided to support NESEA in this way. It’s the community. Several years ago, I was involved in a project taking a 1923 home in Lexington through a deep-energy retrofit and attempt at Zero Net Energy. As the project developed, we learned from the Town that the house was (5 feet!) within a Historic District, so our 21-st Century project would require Historic Preservation Commission review. I reached out to the NESEA Community with an SOS for help. Almost immediately, I received immensely useful guidance and resources from Jean Carroon, Rob Meyers, and others, all generously giving of their time for free. So did the Byggmeister team. They saved my bacon. Today I can report that we cut energy use in the home by 83%, and water use by 42%. It isn’t just Net Zero, it has been Net Positive for three years in a row."

-David Foley, Holland & Foley Architecture

 

Our Mission

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