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 shot of Abbot Mill Complex, featuring canal
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, May 20, 2016 - 9pm

The Abbot Mill complex consists of 13 former woolen mill buildings dating from the late 1800s, now on the National Register of Historic Places in Westford, MA. This Pro Tour showcased the six years of work that it took to rehabilitate this historic industrial property into a modern, high-performing residential complex.

A Melpet Farm townhouse under construction
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9pm

This Pro Tour will took attendees to the Melpet Farm Residences, a recently completed affordable housing community in Dennis, MA. These homes were built to near Net Zero standards despite the intensely regulated pricing of affordable housing units.

Support NESEA on Valley Gives Day!
BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4am

Help NESEA support the next generation of sustainable building & renewable energy leaders through scholarships to educational events.

Donate TODAY, May 3rd, to our Valley Gives campaign!

Brewer Passive House
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9pm

This Pro Tour will featured one of the largest Passive housing projects in the United States, that also manages to meet the aggressive affordable housing cost cap set forward by the Maine State Housing Authority.

Interior shot of remodeled Oak Bluff Property
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5pm to Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9pm

On April 1, NESEA kicked off the 2016 Pro Tour Series with an event on Martha's Vineyard. After braving the rain to arrive in Vineyard Haven, attendees spent the afternoon touring two recently completed high-performance houses. The first house was a completely new structure, purpose-built to incorporate high performing energy systems and materials. The second house was a deep energy retrofit, where an existing house was reworked to become a net zero home. Attendees heard about the different approaches to these projects, which required different strategies to achieve the same energy goals... Full Description

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6pm to Friday, December 4, 2015 - 10pm

On December 4th, NESEA hosted a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in Falmouth, ME of a modular, net zero home and the nation's third Passive House-certified school!

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 6pm to Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10pm

NESEA hosted a Pro Tour of two sustainable homes in Lancaster, NH! The tours of these two homes, one a Net Zero Home, the other a Deep Energy Retrofit, were led by Ben Southworth, who designed both projects, as well as builder Tom Southworth, project manager Matt Hammon, and home owners Imre Szauter and Fletcher Manley.

SE Elevation Wayland House
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5pm to Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10pm

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
BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9pm to Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12am

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. 

Manhattan Pro Tour Header Image
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5pm to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9pm

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.