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.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1pm to Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10pm

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade show is the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings over 2,500 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other.

Sketch of Completed House
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6pm to Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10pm

Construction on this new residence started 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.

Exterior Shot of Lancaster Passive House at Night
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6pm to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10pm

This tour gave attendees a chance to see a finished Passive House in northern New Hampshire, giving them insights into the building process and the performance data. Attendees also toured a water-powered sawmill that has been in continuous operation since 1856.

Rendering of exterior of house
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9pm

At the third and final Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland, more than 75 attendees will got to see the finished product now that systems are up and running.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 8pm to Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9pm

Join NESEA for our 2016 Annual Meeting on September 21, at the Smith College Conference Center in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Exterior Keaton House
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9pm

This Pro Tour took us through a mixed-use site featuring residential green building methods in a small-scale agricultural setting. The event featured three distinct residences (a main house, a guest house, and an apartment) built with the guidance of Passive House and Net Zero principles.

Exterior shot of the Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus At Night
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9pm

This Pro Tour will brought participants into the forest of southwestern Vermont to walk through the innovative, Leed Platinum Certified Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus (BBAMC). Since its completion in 2012, BBAMC has been functioning as an immersive satellite campus where students can learn about environmental science and sustainable, green building principles.

RW Kern Center
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9pm

With construction on these two buildings recently completed, the August 2016 ProTour was a chance for participants to see the finished products, after occupation and with systems up and running. The tour included a walk-through of both sites, as well an overview of the LBC certification process, and a Q & A with members of the team that made these projects a reality. Because there are currently only eight certified LBC projects in the world, this tour provided a rare opportunity to hear from people working to the meet the LBC criteria.

Creekside Rendering
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9pm

Our June 17 Pro Tour in Pulaski, NY featured one of the first net zero homes in Central/Western NY. This isn’t your typical net zero design – traditional stick building elements were combined with the age-old craft of timber framing to form the bones of the project. Natural lighting, on-site PV array, and a design allowing winter passive solar heat gain and summer shade are just the tip of the iceberg.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9pm

On June 03, 2016, NESEA held our first-ever Pro Tour in Connecticut. Attendees took a mid-construction tour of Waystone Farm on an 8-acre parcel in North Guilford, Ct; a project inspired by a Connecticut couple’s lifelong dream to leave as small a footprint as possible while also being as self-sustaining as they can; from an energy standpoint but also in terms of living off their land.