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Conference News

An Invitation from the Conference Chairs


Michelle Apigian (architect) and James Petersen (engineer) here. We’re delighted to be your BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 Co-Chairs—what an honor! Both of us are also immersed in day jobs where building design is changing for the good more rapidly than we’ve ever experienced. We’re learning so much, but there’s so much more to know.

So as conference chairs and as professionals hungry for knowledge, we invite you to join us on March 14 & 15 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

We’re pleased to present a top-notch, interdisciplinary session line-up in keeping with this year’s theme of “Know How.” Sessions will focus on practical skills and immediately applicable knowledge—the innovations we’re working on, lessons we’ve learned, and new skills we need.

As conference chairs, our goal for this event is to provide you with the connections and tools you need to help create and build a thriving, sustainable, and equitable world.

Join us in March, and you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to seeing you there!



Michelle Apigian & James Petersen, 2019 Co-Chairs

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Apply for a Conference Scholarship

NESEA is now accepting applications for the spring scholarship cycle. Each scholarship includes a day pass to BuildingEnergy Boston, a year-long NESEA Membership, and a pass to a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour. Emerging professionals who have been working in their fields for fewer than five years and current voc/tech, college, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on January 18. Learn more and apply here.

Volunteer at BuildingEnergy Boston

NESEA depends on nearly 60 volunteers to help make BuildingEnergy Boston a success. We describe volunteering as a work-exchange: in exchange for your help, you get to attend part of the conference for free. The opportunity to attend the conference as a volunteer is a NESEA Member benefit. Learn more here.

Showcase Your Business on the Trade Show Floor

The BuildingEnergy Boston trade show floor is filling up! Ensure that your business receives maximum exposure to attendees by securing your spot today. Contact Devan Folts at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 25 or view our Exhibitor Packet to learn more.

New Member Benefit

Community Events Calendar!

We are pleased to announce NESEA's new community events calendar, where you'll find events happening throughout the Northeast hosted by NESEA Members and their businesses.

Posting an event on this calendar is a NESEA Member benefit, so we encourage you to submit your upcoming event today!

Please note: You must log in to your account to submit a post. Contact Katie Schendel at with questions.

Other NESEA News

Nominations Open for the 2019 NESEA Awards

This year we’ll be presenting two awards at NESEA Night to recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals in our community—a longstanding award for a longstanding contributor and a new award for a relative newcomer who shows great promise. Learn more here.

Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award: New this year! The Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for current and potential engagement. Click here to submit a nomination and learn more about the award. If you are interested in being on the committee to select the recipient of this award, please contact Florence at

Distinguished Service Award: Since 1993, the Distinguished Service Award has recognized a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution to the organization. Click here to submit a nomination, learn more about the award, and view a list of previous winners.

The deadline for nominations is January 25.

Board Election Results

Thank you to all who voted this year to elect the new members of NESEA's Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce that this year marked the highest level of participation in our board election since 2010.

Rachel White (Byggmeister), Nancy Ludwig (ICON Architecture), Andrew Webster (studioWEBSTER) were each elected to serve a 3-year term. Betsy Glynn (BlueWave Solar) was appointed to a 3-year term, and Jennifer Kearney (Gotham 360) was appointed to a 1-year term.

We would also like to express our gratitude to our retiring board members Michael Bruss (Bruss Project Management), Martine Dion (SMMA), Paul Eldrenkamp (Byggmeister), and Rick Renner (Richard Renner | Architects) for their many years of service to NESEA's mission.

Thank you for Supporting NESEA’s Capacity Campaign!

Year 2 of NESEA’s Capacity Campaign is off to a great start. Between the sustaining and lead donations we secured in October, and the response we have received so far to Phil Kaplan and Lauren Brust Moss’s letter, we’ve already raised over $54,000. We’re more than half way to reaching this year’s goal!

Thank you to all who have contributed in support of NESEA’s mission! If you haven’t yet had the chance to donate, we hope you’ll do so today and join so many others in supporting NESEA’s important work!

Welcome to Our Newest Lifetime Members

We are proud to have welcomed 6 new NESEA Lifetime Members to our community in the past 6 months: Eric Bluestone, Dave Boettcher, Martine Dion, David Foley, Jenna Ide, and Kate Stephenson. Several of these individuals took advantage of the affordable installment plans that are now available.

Read the testimonials of why so many have chosen to become NESEA Lifetime Members and why they encourage you to do the same.

For more information about NESEA Lifetime Membership and payment plans, contact Katie Schendel, Membership Manager, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20, or visit our lifetime membership webpage.

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:

Architect/Project Manager at Studio G Architects

Jamaica Plain, MA - We seek a highly motivated and creative individual with a minimum 8+ years of design firm experience to become a senior member of our studio, with the skills to design and manage all aspects of educational and other institutional projects. You will work closely with the Principal-In-Charge and have a team with excellent design and production skills. Learn more...

Building Energy Modeler/Analyst at New Ecology

Boston, MA - This Modeler will use his or her knowledge of engineering and the simulation process to support projects requiring computer modeling for code compliance, LEED and Energy Star compliance, existing building energy audits, utility program evaluations, and comparison of design alternatives. Learn more...

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
20 Federal St., Ste. 8
Greenfield, MA 01301-3324
United States

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