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Conference News

View the Conference Program!

We can't wait to see you next Thursday & Friday at the Westin Boston Waterfront for BuildingEnergy Boston! Prices will increase substantially for onsite registration, so don't wait—register today!

Check out the event program for a glimpse of this year's schedule, including 45 accredited conference sessions.

Register Now!

Last Chance to Exhibit!

There are just a few tables left on the trade show floor! Contact Devan Folts at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 25 by this Friday to snag your spot!

Pro Tour News

Join Us for the Pro Tour Launch Party on March 21 in NYC

NESEA will officially unveil the schedule for the 2019 Pro Tour Series at our second annual Pro Tour Launch Party! Join us for snacks and drinks as we show off this year's great lineup. Cash bar. Registration required.

Learn More & Register

March 29 LEED Platinum Environmental Education Center

Delmar, NY: Join us for the first Pro Tour of 2019! This tour will highlight the sustainable features of an environmental education center that acts as the gateway to a 450-acre site owned and operated by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Topics that will be discussed include strategies for site placement that best optimize daylighting, views, and solar potential; materials selection; rainwater harvest system; energy systems; and bird friendly design strategies.

Learn More & Register

Thank You to Our 2019 Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Pro Tour Series? Learn more here.

Other NESEA News

Congratulations to the 2019 NESEA Award Recipients!

NESEA's Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award and Distinguished Service Award will be presented during NESEA Night at BuildingEnergy Boston. The awards represent the diversity and richness of our community, honor our history, and celebrate our future.

Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award

Recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for their current engagement and their demonstrated potential to continue to meaningfully affect the future of NESEA.

Mariel Eisenberg  is the Managing Energy Engineer at EN-POWER GROUP, managing the energy engineering and auditing team to effectively evaluate and implement sustainable, energy efficient systems in buildings. Read more...

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution of time and service to the organization.

For over three decades, Fred Davis  has been a trailblazer in the field of energy efficient lighting products. Fred has been engaged participant in NESEA since the 1980s. Read more...

Introducing NESEA's Interim Executive Director

We are so pleased to welcome Miriam Aylward to the role of Interim Executive Director. Miriam joined the NESEA team in 2014 and has served most recently as Program Director. We look forward to sharing updates from Miriam with you over the coming months. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to her or introduce yourself to her at BuildingEnergy Boston!

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

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:

General Manager at PV Squared

Greenfield, MA - Since 2002, PV Squared has provided custom solar energy solutions to businesses and homeowners in the Pioneer Valley and surrounding regions. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for organizing the day-to-day activities of the business, overseeing employees’ development and achieving team-based performance goals, maintaining open channels of communication, and implementing strategies and policies to grow and develop the business. Learn more...

Lead Carpenter at Kolbert Building

Portland, ME - Long-time NESEA and Bottom Lines Member looking for a lead carpenter. We are active members of local and regional organizations that provide invaluable training and networking opportunities, and we focus on making buildings more sustainable, comfortable and beautiful. Internally, we hope to create an inclusive, supportive environment that shares knowledge and experience and insures the long-term health and safety of our crew. Learn more...

Marketing Coordinator/Business Development at Fred Davis Corp

Medfield, MA - Fred Davis Corporation is a small business, an independent national wholesale distributor dealing exclusively with energy efficient lighting products; going green since 1983. This is a part-time marketing position with flexible hours (during business hours), approximately 8-10 hours a week (on-site). 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.

Circular City Week

Where: New York, NY

When: March 4–10

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $30

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

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...

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) Training

Where: Portland, ME

When: Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3

Cost: $1,750-$2,250

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.

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