Upcoming Events

NESEA members are doing incredible work all over the Northeast. Local events, made up of Pro Tours, workshops, and other events inspired by members and hosted by NESEA, are an opportunity to showcase that work. These events occur throughout the year from Pennsylvania to Maine and are regional complements to the BuildingEnergy conferences in Boston and New York in March and October. We hope to see you at a local event soon!

BE Local Event
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:30pm
Seaport World Trade Center

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.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

This Pro Tour takes attendees into FineHomebuilding’s ProHOME, a single-family residence specifically designed as a teaching tool for builders and designers dedicated to producing quality buildings that will appeal to clients both in terms of energy performance and comfort and functionality

Exterior shot of Bayside Anchor
BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Portland, Maine

Join NESEA for a tour of Bayside Anchor, a recently-completed 45 unit apartment building in downtown Portland, ME. The building is a joint venture of the Portland Housing Authority and Avesta Housing, designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Wright-Ryan Construction. The project originated as the winning entry in “Lowering the Cost of Housing,” a 2013 national competition organized by Deutche Bank.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Williams College

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the Williams College campus for a close look at an academic center built to the stringent standards of the Living Building Challenge. This project consists of two distinct parts, combining new-construction with a deep energy retrofit of a college building dating back to 1793.

Tomorrowland under construction
BE Pro Tour
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:45pm
Farmington, New York

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the first complete CLT (cross laminated timber) building in New York State, a 21,00 sq. ft. project that will be the latest addition to the commercial campus of New Energy Works & Pioneer Millworks.

Distillery North
BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Boston, Massachusetts

Join NESEA for a tour of the Distillery North, the largest Passive House in New England: a cost-competitive 30 unit apartment building located in South Boston. This is the first phase of a three phase project that will eventually span three buildings, 260,000 sq.ft, and an entire city block.

Exterior shot of house
BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Bridgeport, PA

Join NESEA for our first Pro Tour in Pennsylvania: a deep-energy retrofit of an 1898 brick row house, (Picture 1) renovated for Passive House EnerPHit certification and energized by a "Powerwall" of retired BMW Mini E batteries.

Exterior shot of MacArthurt Elementary School
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Binghamton, NY

NESEA returns to central New York for a Pro Tour of the LEED Platinum (pending) MacArthur Elementary School. This new construction, high performance school is the result of a collaborative, stake-holder driven design process led by Ashley McGraw Architects. Pro Tour attendees will learn about the history of the building and the efficiency and resiliency strategies that were integrated into the project.

Exterior shot of Taft Faculty House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Watertown, Connecticut

This Pro Tour features an international award-winning, highly efficient home designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it.

Exterior of house, wrapped in Zip System sheath.
BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Brunswick, Maine

Tour a high performance retrofit in Midcoast Maine, led by Michael Maines Residential Design. Working within the client’s strict budget, the project team has created a completely transformed home with a predicted near-zero energy usage, despite the cold winters and variable humidity of its coastal Maine location.


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What is a Pro Tour?

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high performance projects all over the Northeast led by members of the project teams behind them, concluding with a reception and workshop or Q&A session. Pro Tours are an opportunity for sustainable building professionals to get to see projects in progress with their own eyes, share their knowledge and learn from their colleagues.

NESEA will host Pro Tours in 2017, with the series starting in March and ending in December. Pro Tours are typically held on the first  or third Friday of the month, from 1 - 5:30 PM. The cost to attend a Pro Tour is $25 for NESEA members, and $35 for non-members, and proceeds support NESEA programming.

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