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Board Election Pro Tour News  Other NESEA News Featured Jobs  Member News Featured Benefit

NESEA Board Election

Last Chance to Vote for NESEA's Board Candidates

NESEA Members elect the professionals who represent them on the Board of Directors, which consists of 13 members who meet every month to guide NESEA towards fulfilling its mission. Meet the current Board here.

This fall, NESEA Members will elect three new individuals to the Board, which will then appoint one additional member.

The election closes Monday, November 5. If you haven't already done so, meet the candidates and vote here.

Cast Your Vote

Pro Tour News

Pro Tour RFP Closes on Wednesday!

Do you have a high-performance building project to share with the NESEA community? Then we invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series. The submission deadline has been extended to November 7.

Pro Tours are accredited, half-day tours of high performance buildings all over the Northeast that allow NESEA Members to showcase their innovative work.

Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 10.

Submit a Proposal

Join the Advisory Committee

Proposals are vetted by an advisory committee of NESEA Members based on performance metrics, project type, and geography. Contact Florence MacGregor at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 10 if you are interested in joining the committee.

View the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series here.

November 9: ZNE Living in Mid-Coast Maine

Falmouth, ME - Join us for a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics in a cold, coastal climate. The hosting team from Benjamin + Company will share the building and design strategies that made this project a reality.

Please note - To receive member pricing when registering for this event, you must be logged in to your account.

Learn More & Register

Other NESEA News

Year Two of NESEA's Capacity Campaign

We are excited to launch year two of our Capacity Campaign this fall. This year’s campaign will provide opportunities to support NESEA’s mission and programs in a variety of ways. We’ll kick things off next week with a campaign to support our Emerging Professionals program - highlighting two major donors and the growing community they are supporting. Later in November, after we’ve digested our turkey (or tofurkey), we’ll celebrate Giving Tuesday. In December, you’ll hear from NESEA Board Chair Phil Kaplan and Board Secretary Lauren Brust Moss about why they support our community. We’ll also share stories from some of our newest Lifetime Members and Emerging Professionals. You can learn more about the Capacity Campaign and our success so far here. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Will Donate 5% of Your Purchase to NESEA!

Through tomorrow, November 2, AmazonSmile will donate 5% (10x the usual amount) to NESEA when you shop here. We hope you'll keep us in mind as you go about your holiday shopping!

BuildingEnergy NYC Presentations Available

If you missed BuildingEnergy NYC on October 4, or if you were there and want to review a session you attended, you can now view the slides for many of the speakers’ presentations. Navigate from this list of sessions to individual session pages. The links to download slides (if available) will be in the bottom right corner of each page.

We are grateful to everyone in the BuildingEnergy NYC community–attendees, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, planning committee members, and other volunteers–for creating this inspiring event of learning, networking, and celebrating the essential sustainability work we all do.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Insight Solar - Easthampton, MA

Michael Maines Residential Design, LLC - Palermo, ME

RSP Systems - Bronx, NY

Village Carpentry and Landscaping - Southampton, MA

Wood to Stone, LLC - Great Barrington, MA

For a directory of all NESEA Business & Academic Members and their services, visit the NESEA Green Pages Business Directory.

Featured Jobs

The ability to post on NESEA's Jobs Board is a NESEA Business and Academic Member benefit. To post a job, click here or contact Florence MacGregor at

As a NESEA Member, you can also post your resume to our new Resume Bank. NESEA Business and Academic Members can access the Resume Bank to search for new hires.

Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Energy Consultant at VEIC

Vermont & Ohio - VEIC is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of services from policy expertise, program design, data and technical tools, as well as comprehensive implementation. You would be working with business clients such as building operators, trade allies, architects, contractors, and others to advise them on energy efficiency projects. Learn more...

Lead Generator/Canvasser at Insight Solar

Greenfield, MA - We want to do one thing. Provide homeowners with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision about solar. In doing this, we know that we will have the greatest impact on our local and global world. We are seeking highly motivated, professionals to join our team. Representatives are at the forefront of lead acquisition. In this position, you will participate in the sales process by generating leads and soliciting qualified homes for solar. This is an entry-level position that allows for career growth and personal growth as you hone your skills. Learn more...

Carpenters Assistant at Village Carpentry and Landscaping

Southampton, MA - We are looking for an an individual who is responsible, dependable, has good time management and communication skills, and can work well on their own. This position is for construction work so applicant will need to have familiarity with most types of construction tools and be capable of lifting heavy object and comfortable one ladder and other high places. Learn more...

Member News & Events

We’d like to help spread the word about upcoming member events and news items. Use this form to let us know about your event/news and we’ll include it in the next Members Monthly.

passivhausMAINE Fall Forum 2018

Where: Portland, ME

When: November 1 & 2

Cost: $35–$100

passivhausMAINE's 2018 Annual Fall Forum will focus on DERs - EnerPHit and Schools and Academic Institutions bringing to the fore the compelling stories of institutions that have embraced both the sustainability and resilience of passive house structures, while underscoring the long term cost savings. Learn more and register here.

Passive House Massachusetts 2018 Symposium

Where: Boston, MA

When: November 7

Cost: $125–$150

Join Passive House Massachusetts for their annual symposium featuring case-studies, presentations, and discussions on all aspects of Passive House and high-performance buildings! From multi-family projects and affordable housing to college resident halls and record-setting office space, Massachusetts is at an inflection point for Passive House and this year's event will be a showcase for the future of green building. Learn more and register here.

Small Home Forum

Where: Northampton, MA

When: November 14, 5:30pm

Join Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity for their regional Small Home Forum–an interdisciplinary discussion and dialogue on implementing small home solutions as a stepping stone to affordable home ownership in Hampshire and Franklin County, MA. Learn more and RSVP here.

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX)

Where: Boston, MA

When: November 28–29

Cost: Varies

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building and design tradeshow and conference in the Northeast attracting 8,000 architects, builders, contractors, and design professionals each year. Founded in 1986 as BuildBoston, the show was rebranded in 2012 as ArchitectureBoston Expo. Learn more and register here.

Kaplan Thompson Architects First in Maine to be Awarded JUST Label

Kaplan Thompson Architects is the first company in the state of Maine to be awarded a JUST label. The JUST Program, an initiative from the International Living Future Institute, is a voluntary transparency platform for organizations to disclose information about how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments.

KTA joins a growing list of more than 80 JUST organizations throughout the country. Obtaining the JUST label required a careful review of new and existing firm policies and practices to determine how the company measured up across 22 indicator metrics in six categories: diversity, equity, safety, worker benefit, local benefit, and stewardship.

Driving to Net 0: Stories of Hope for a Carbon Free Future

This new book features the home of NESEA Member Alan Spector. This home was also featured on a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in September of 2015. Learn more and purchase the book here.

New Energy News Source for the Northeast

The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy system. Launched in 2010 as Midwest Energy News, ENN now offers four regional services including Northeast Energy News, which was added in 2018.

Featured Member Benefit

One of your NESEA Member benefits is the eligibility to host a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour. Pro Tours are a great opportunity for members to share their high-performance building projects with the greater NESEA Community.

The deadline to submit a project for 2019 has been extended to Wednesday, November 7! Submit your proposal here.

View all individual, business, & academic NESEA Member benefits.

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