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.

SE Elevation Wayland House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 6, 2015

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for the August Pro Tour of this site, NESEA was thrilled to be able to offer a second Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland! The tour of this 2,500 square foot home was led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Michael Hindle, CPHC, and Donald Grose, the project designer.

German House
BE Local Event
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The German American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the German Consulate General in New York and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking reception focusing on energy efficiency solutions and green building technologies made in Germany.

Germany has established itself as an international market leader and innovation driver in the fields of energy efficiency and green building. The event will feature a select group of German companies presenting their latest innovative products, services and solutions. 

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BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 2, 2015

On October 2nd, NESEA hosted a Pro Tour of a Passive House retrofit in Manhattan! The project team was striving for Passive House EnerPHit certification, LEED Platinum certification, and committed to healthy “Red List” compliant materials. The tour was be led by Janus Welton, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C EcoArchitecture DesignWorks, PC and other project team members and concluded with a reception and presentation.

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 18, 2015

On 9/18/15, NESEA held on a Pro Tour of two projects under construction on the Hampshire College campus in 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.

Helios-Sunspace View
BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 4, 2015

This Pro Tour visited 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.

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BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 21, 2015

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour hosted by NESEA member Menck Windows of their recently completed 75,000 square foot advanced production and process technology facility featuring state-of-the-art CNC equipment.

SE Elevation Wayland House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 7, 2015

Over 70 people joined NESEA on this Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland!

The tour of this 2,500 square foot home was led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Michael Hindle, CPHC, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour concluded with a reception, and a presentation entitled "Going Foam-Free in Passive Construction."

CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.5 GBCI, and certificates of participation were available

Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35

Evacuated tube solar hot water system
BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 5, 2015

During this Pro Tour of the Berkshire County Jail, a group of architects, engineers, and municipal planners, among others, toured the site of one of the deepest reductions of energy use by a state facility in Massachusetts.The project is projected to result in a 52% reduction in energy use through operational improvements, electrical and mechanical systems optimization and onsite renewable production. The tour of this 148,000 square foot facility was led by Bart Bales, PE, MSME of Bales Energy Associates, the energy engineer for the project, and concluded with a reception, presentation... Full Description

2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award Winner
BE Pro Tour
Friday, May 1, 2015

Thirty-five people gathered on a sunny spring afternoon for a Pro Tour of the home that won the 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award, located in Greenfield, MA. The tour was led by builder and homeowner Spartan Giordano and lead carpenter Adam Heintz, and concluded with a reception, presentation and Q&A session.

4.17.15 Pro Tour
BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 17, 2015

Over 50 builders, students, architects, engineers, contractors and real estate professionals joined NESEA on a Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Rhode Island on Friday, April 17. The tour was hosted by builder Steve DeMetrick, and led by Steve DeMetrick, the architect Steve Baczek, the Passive House rater John Rodenhizer and the Passive House consultant Dan Roy. The event concluded with a reception and workshop led by homeowners and commercial real estate appraisers Brad and Jordan Hevenor on the topic of appraising high performance buildings.

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