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Conference News

Chris Magwood

Executive Director,
The Endeavour Centre

Jacob Racusin

Managing Partner,
New Frameworks

Ace McArleton

New Frameworks

Let's Talk About Carbon!

With the BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 theme of “Know-How” in mind, we are pleased to announce this year's keynote session, Carbon Drawdown Now: Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks.

Presented by Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre, and Jacob Racusin and Ace McArleton of New Frameworks, the keynote will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 8:30am to 10am.

“Carbon Drawdown Now” will help you know how buildings have the potential to become the world’s fifth largest carbon sink, rather than a leading emitter, and more clearly know why your work is essential for climate justice and social equity. Read more here.

You will leave this keynote feeling reinvigorated in your work, eager to connect our community of practitioners with the wider network of change-makers, and fired up to transform our built environment and our world.

Jacob, Ace, and Chris's work on this topic was the cover article of the Fall 2018 issue of BuildingEnergy magazine.

Read their article, Beyond Energy Efficiency: Why Embodied Carbon In Materials Matters, to learn more.

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Complimentary Professional Headshots

We're pleased to once again offer free headshots on the trade show floor on Thursday, March 14, 12:30–5:30pm, courtesy of E4TheFuture. By participating, you'll also be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. The photobooth is a part of E4TheFuture’s Faces of EE campaign that seeks to build support for smart energy policy by showing policymakers how strong our workforce truly is in every U.S. region. Please contact with questions.

Showcase Your Work on the New Demo Stage

This year we're excited to offer a live, hands-on "Demo Stage" at BuildingEnergy Boston. Demos will take place in a dedicated session room, run concurrently with conference sessions, and be open to all attendees, including trade show pass holders. Contact Devan Folts at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 25 for more information.

There are also only 15 tables left on the trade show floor! Ensure that your business receives maximum exposure to attendees by securing your spot today. Contact Devan Folts or view our Exhibitor Packet to learn more.

2019 BuildingEnergy NYC Conference Vice-Chairs Announced

We are thrilled to welcome Jon Braman, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Bright Power, and Kate Edden, Project Manager at the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection, as our 2019 BuildingEnergy NYC Vice-Chairs.

They will join Conference Co-Chairs Laura Humphrey of ICF and Jodi Smits Anderson of DASNY in providing an overall vision for upcoming conference and facilitating the process of content selection.

Other NESEA News

NESEA Archives at UMass Amherst

NESEA is a community with a rich, 45-year history. Each year it seems that a longtime NESEA Member steps forward with some obscure archival material about our past—whether in the form of conference proceedings, posters, hard copies of the Northeast Sun, or photos of the Tour de Sol. Until recently, we haven’t had the capacity to store or archive these materials, but now that’s changed.

We're delighted to report that NESEA has entered into an agreement with the University of Massachusetts to archive relevant NESEA materials. The UMass archives will ensure that these treasures are appropriately preserved and remain available to the public.

We recently donated more than 30 boxes of materials to UMass, and Robert Cox, Head of Special Collections, will work with his staff to digitize and archive these materials. We would love your help in fleshing out these archives. If you have NESEA-related materials that you would like to donate, please contact Robert at

Thanks for helping to honor our past as we work together to build a more sustainable, more resilient future.

Board of Directors Update: Executive Committee

We're pleased to announce the following appointments for NESEA's 2019 Executive Committee:

You can meet the rest of NESEA's Board of Directors here and view all board and advisory committees here.

1% for the Planet

NESEA is proud to be a Nonprofit Partner of 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.

Businesses that join 1% for the Planet commit to supporting approved environmental nonprofit partners by committing to donate the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions.

You and your business can support NESEA by joining 1% for the Planet and choosing NESEA as your designated Nonprofit Partner. Read why Reggie Lebel, President of Emerald Builders, chose to support NESEA through 1% for the Planet here.

Welcome to Our Newest Business & Academic Members

New Business Members

New Academic Member

For a directory of all NESEA Business & Academic Members and their services, visit the NESEA Green Pages Business Directory. You can learn more about about business and academic membership on our website.

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.

NESEA Members can also post their resumes to our Resume Bank, which  NESEA Business and Academic Members can access to search for new hires.

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

Energy Management Associate and/or Project Manager at POAH

Boston, MA - Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and steward affordable rental housing to provide stability, hope and economic security to low- and moderate-income individuals, seniors and families. POAH is seeking an Energy Management Associate and/or Energy Project Manager (up to two staff openings) to work in its Ownership & Operations department, collaborating with design and building performance, asset management, property management, development, and maintenance staff. Learn more...

Architectural Drafter at Sustainable Comfort

Worcester, MA - Sustainable Comfort, Inc., a Worcester-based green building and energy efficiency consulting firm with expertise in multifamily housing, is seeking an Architectural Drafter who will be required to use Autodesk Revit software to create architectural construction documents for multi-family housing. Learn more...

Research Analyst at Center for Sustainable Energy

Boston, MA - Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization that accelerates the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions via program administration, technical assistance, policy innovation, and other forms of market facilitation. The Research Analyst will conduct research and analysis projects to support the organization’s policy, program implementation, and marketing and outreach activities. Learn more...

Community News & Events

We’d like to help spread the word about upcoming member events and news items. Submit news items via this form or post an event to our community event calendar, and we’ll try include it in the next Members Monthly.

Celebrate NYC: Funding a Lighting Retrofit

Where: New York, NY

When: Wednesday, February 13; 9am-10:30am

Cost: $15

Join the Building Energy Exchange for a panel discussion on funding lighting retrofits with speakers from Willdan Energy Solutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Celebrate NYC is a program series sponsored by National Grid, showcasing some of the most prominent energy efficient building renovations and retrofits included in the Celebrate NYC exhibit, currently on display at the Building Energy Exchange. Learn more...

Intro to Passive House

Where: New Haven, CT

When: Thursday, February 28; 5:30pm-8:30pm

Cost: Free

Hosted by CTPH and AIA CT, this program is an introduction to Passive House, covering the core principles of Passive House standards and methodologies. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the 5 principles of the Passive House standard. 2. Explore each of the principles in detail. 3. Summarize how they work together to create a long-lasting, safer, healthy, and more comfortable environment. 4. Demonstrate Passive House contributions to an overall strategy to reduce our carbon footprint. Learn more...

100 Substantive Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

Where: Northampton, MA

When: Saturday, March 2; 3pm–4pm

Cost: Free

Project Drawdown: 100 Substantive Solutions to Reverse Climate Change In 2017, environmentalist, author and activist Paul Hawken published the book- “Drawdown”. He brought together two hundred of the world’s leading scientists and researchers to identify, measure, and model one hundred substantive solutions to reduce emissions or sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The solutions are arranged in order of impact with detailed climate and financial models for each. Learn more...


Where: New York, NY

When: April 2 & 3

Cost: Varies

For over 30 years BuildingsNY has been the leading event for NYC building professionals, including property owners, building managers, architects, engineers, superintendents, developers and contractors. The annual event brings together more than 5,550 industry professionals and provides them with the tools and suppliers they need to lower their costs, grow their businesses, and operate efficient buildings. Learn more...

Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards Competition

Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards raise awareness of the achievements being made in Vermont’s leading buildings. This statewide competition recognizes exemplary residential and commercial buildings that meet the highest standard of demonstrated energy performance. The application deadline is 5pm on March 1.

Vermont Green Building Network is delighted to host these awards to educate the broader market about what is possible to achieve in environmentally beneficial design, construction and operations. Award winners will be announced at the Vermont Green Building Gala on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

Featured Member Benefit

One of your NESEA Member benefits is the ability to post on NESEA's Community Blog. You can also leave comments on the posts of your fellow members. We encourage you engage with the NESEA community online to keep the conversation about a sustainable built environment going all year round.

Our most recent blog post is by Michael Maines on the concept of the "Pretty Good House," and we're excited to see the discussion unfolding with several community members, including Marc Rosenbaum, weighing in.

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

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