Circular City Week
Where: New York, NY
When: March 4–10
NYC is having its first every circular economy festival, called Circular City Week New York. +25 events are taking place all over the city this week, hosted by local and global pioneers. Events and tours will be about everything from fashion to food, from recycling to reuse, plastics and packaging, architecture and urban development, financing and much more. The week marks the first major step for New York to start its circular transition. Learn more about participating and see all the week's events and speakers here.
Solar Achieves Historic Milestone, Costs Less Than Gas
Where: Boston, MA
When: Thursday, March 21, 8:30–10:30am
A recent MIT study shows that solar technology costs have dropped 99% over the past 40 years, making solar electricity cost-competitive with natural gas-fired electricity from the grid, without the severe environmental impacts of fracking and burning shale gas. ReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe will talk about the rapidly accelerating transition to 100% renewable energy, made possible by massive solar price reductions and advances in complementary technologies that are empowering society to abandon fossil fuels. Learn more...
Where: New York, NY
When: April 2 & 3
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...
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) Training
Where: Portland, ME
When: Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3
Are you ready to design comfortable, resilient and healthy buildings that are optimized for an all-renewable energy grid? This course provides tools, techniques and tips for how to do this for all building types. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five-year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant. Learn more...
Apply for the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge
Greentown Labs is requesting applications for innovative ideas from startups to disrupt the built environment value chain. Their InNOVAte 2019 Challenge is a program in partnership with CertainTeed, Saint-Gobain’s leading building and construction brand in North America, along with Saint-Gobain NOVA, the external ventures arm of one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions. Apply here by April 8.
Cleantech Open Accepting Start-Up Accelerator Applications
Cleantech Open Northeast is looking for the world's most promising startups in the cleantech industry! Apply to the 2019 accelerator to gain access to a full business development program, 4 expert mentors, investor networking opportunities, industry connections, and a chance to compete regionally and nationally for cash prizes and services to boost your venture. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline on May 1. Early bird discount ends March 31. Apply here.
Bensonwood & Unity Homes Featured on Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey spent some time on a recent episode with Tedd Benson in Keene, NH to learn about machine-built houses. Check out the segment here.
Rick Renner Becomes AIA Fellow
The American Institute of Architects recently announced the names of 115 new members of the College of Fellows for 2019. The College of Fellows is the highest rank in the Institute's membership and is only awarded to those who have demonstrated a "standard of excellence" and have made significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society, according to the Institute. We are proud to announce that NESEA Lifetime Member and former Board Member Rick Renner is part of this year's cohort.