Past Events

For a blast back to the past, check out the events and Pro Tours we've hosted throughout the Northeast highlighting the incredible work of NESEA members.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 4, 2018

This Pro Tour showcased a 101-unit, mid-rise, purpose-built to expand the designated-affordable housing units in the Far Rockaways area of southern Queens in New York City. This project was built to Passive House standards with special attention to resiliency features for extreme weather events.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 20, 2018

Attendees of this Pro Tour learned how this land was transformed from the site of a single-family condemned house to the site of 4 combustion-free, net-zero duplex homes. The team behind this infill project detailed the history and lessons learned, offering this as an example for municipalities looking for ways to infill for community, housing, and tax support without extending infrastructure.

Exterior of ProHOME
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, March 30, 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

Health and Science Center
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, December 1, 2017

Attendees on this Pro Tour learned how the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design for this large institutional building was developed without increasing costs, despite the cold climate and high-energy needs of the health and science equipment the occupants rely on.

Exterior shot of SunCommon
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 17, 2017

This Pro Tour brought attendees into the recently completed, net-positive headquarters of SunCommon, a company providing photovoltaic array financing, leasing, and installation in Vermont and New York State. Hosted by the project team from Maclay Architects and Energy Balance Inc., this half-day tour of the 15,000 square-foot project highlighted the design process and unique challenges of a commercial developer "built to suit" project while providing insights into the performance data from the building’s first year of occupancy.

Interiror of DER Grist Mill
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 3, 2017

Attendees of this event were able to tour two very different projects: a newly construction net-zero house and a former grist mill, built in 1850, that has been converted into a residence and offices through a phased deep-energy retrofit process.

Exterior of the project plan
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, October 20, 2017

This Pro Tour will feature Corona Senior Residence, an 8-story building which is poised to become the first senior housing development in New York built to Passive House International Standards.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2017

The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and network with each other. This year's event, chaired by Eric Davis of Con Edison and Ryan Cassidy of RBSCC, will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the TKP New York Conference Center.

small breakout group
BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Emerging Professionals Career Forum is a free, interactive event providing a venue for students and emerging professionals to gain practical strategies for building professional networks, including resources for finding jobs and internships. Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another and the NESEA Board of Directors in small discussion groups.

Exterior shot of Taft Faculty House
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 18, 2017

This event features a Pro Tour of an international award-winning home built to Passive House standards, designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it. Registration for this event includes lunch, the Pro Tour, and NESEA's Annual Meeting.

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