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Pro Tour News

May 10 High-Performance Laboratory & Business Incubator Facility

Binghamton, NY: Join us for a tour of the new Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI), an innovative project that provides labs and shared facilities for start-ups. KSTI has been recognized as a recipient of a 2019 ASHRAE Technology Award, an honor given to just eight buildings worldwide. This award recognizes the outstanding and innovative technical design that is proven through actual building operating data. This event will be hosted by Pathfinder Engineers & Architects.

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June 7 Single-Family NZE Living in the Adirondacks

Keene, NY: Join us for a tour of a NZE single-family home in the Adirondacks, hosted by Crowl Building. You'll learn how the builder and architect worked with the clients to maximize the site's potential and to design and build a NZE home that keeps the occupants comfortable during the area's notoriously cold winters.

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View photos from the April 5 Bronx Pro Tour of North America's Largest Affordable Passive House.

View photos from the April 26 Pro Tour of an Affordable Multi-Family, High-Performance Project in Portland, ME.

Conference News

Watch This Year's Keynote Session: Carbon Drawdown Now!

We're thrilled to present a video recording of the 2019 BuildingEnergy Boston keynote session, Carbon Drawdown Now! Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks. Please share this inspiring presentation far and wide, so that more people can begin the essential work of creating carbon-storing buildings.

View an unabridged recording of the keynote with introductions by NESEA's Interim Executive Director, Miriam Aylward, and the 2019 Conference Co-Chairs, Michelle Apigian and James Petersen, here.

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New Venue for BuildingEnergy NYC 2019!

We are excited to announce that BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 will be held at the Convene at 32 Old Slip Conference Center in NYC's Financial District on Thursday, September 26. This new venue offers upgraded amenities and will allow all sessions and the trade show to be held on one floor (no more stairs!), which we think will make the conference experience for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors more convenient, valuable, and fun.

Only 19 Exhibit Tables Left

While we expect the same number of conference attendees as in previous years, we will have a smaller, more intimate trade show floor, with tables for just 25 exhibitors and sponsors. This opportunity for more exclusive exposure and interaction with attendees means that trade show tables will sell out quickly (only 19 are left). Reserve your table by contacting Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14.

Thank You to All Who Submitted Session Proposals

Thanks to all who submitted conference session proposals for BuildingEnergy NYC 2019. Our stellar, NESEA-Member Content Committee will be working to distill these proposals into 16 final sessions over the next few months.

Other NESEA News

A Note from Interim Executive Director Miriam Aylward

Greetings from NESEA!

I’ve been wearing my new Interim Executive Director hat for two months now. It's been a pleasure interacting with our members, Board, and community in this new capacity, while also working closely with our NESEA Staff to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly and deliver our quality programming, events, and resources throughout the region.

It was wonderful to see so many members of our community at BuildingEnergy Boston. We are still receiving overwhelming positive feedback about our keynote presentation, which continues to inform and inspire our community and beyond!

Our 2019 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series is off to a strong start, and we are pleased to be offering our first NYC Pro Tour series, featuring four diverse projects within the city.

The NESEA Staff team is evolving. We are excited to be utilizing talent from within and also bringing new faces onto our team, as we continue the work of fulfilling our mission.

Our Board of Directors will be holding their annual retreat next month, and we’re working closely on planning and strategy for the new fiscal year and beyond.

You are the reason NESEA exists, and we want to hear from you! Please reach out to me with your questions and ideas.

I hope to see you at a NESEA event soon!


Miriam Aylward, NESEA Interim Executive Director

NESEA Team Updates

  • Please join us in congratulating Florence MacGregor, who has been promoted to Senior Program & Community Engagement Manager.
  • We wish Devan Folts, Communications & Development Director, all the best in her future endeavors as she departs from NESEA. Devan has been a valuable addition to the NESEA team for the past 2 years, and we extremely are grateful for her contributions!

Welcome to Our Newest Business 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 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 Rating Specialist at CLEAResult

Westborough, MA - CLEAResult is currently seeking an Energy Rating Specialist to join our New Construction Division based in Westborough and serving primarily Eastern Massachusetts. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, goal-oriented and have a strong interest in building science. The Energy Rating Specialist will be performing field inspections through various stages of the construction process to support the delivery of CLEAResult’s portfolio of New Construction services. Learn more...

Carpenter at New Frameworks

Burlington, VT - New Frameworks, a worker-owned, high performance natural building company, is looking for a Carpenter to join our team. This is a full-time, year-round position. Our ideal candidate has 2+ years of construction experience. They are savvy in carpentry, renovation, building science and high performance construction techniques, and are always eager to learn more. Learn more...

Design & Building Performance Manager at POAH

Boston, MA - Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a national nonprofit housing developer and owner devoted to the preservation and long-term stewardship of at-risk affordable housing. POAH is seeking a Boston-based team member to assist its VP of Design + Building Performance by overseeing and providing guidance on design, durability, health, and energy-related decisions, both for properties in development and in the owned portfolio. 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.

Sustainability Symposium by Green Building United

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: Friday, May 3, 8am–4:30pm

Cost: $100-$200

Join Green Building United for their ninth annual Sustainability Symposium, featuring a full day of educational sessions covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices, including LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Enterprise Green Communities, WELL, green stormwater infrastructure, and 2030 Districts. Learn more...

2019 New England Energy Conference & Exposition

Where: Groton, CT

When: May 14–15

Cost: Varies

The theme of NEECE19, hosted by NECA & CPES, is 2050: Closer Than You Think. State and local policymakers in New England are targeting reductions in greenhouse emissions and increases in renewable and clean energy to meet long-term energy and environmental goals in the 2050 timeframe (e.g., reduce GHG emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050). The conference will explore how the region’s energy industry and energy markets will need to change to achieve those goals. Learn more...

Traditional Timber Frame Construction

Where: Shelburne, MA

When: May 23–26

Cost: $600 (work-exchange available)

This hands-on 4-day course teaches you properties of wood, joinery design basics, authentic cutting methods, mortises and tenons, traditional tools, and raising a structure frame. Learn-by-doing as we place timber, carve joinery, and raise the frame for an 18’x20’ outdoor pavilion. A good attitude, safety gear, and some basic tools are required for this program. Learn more...

Retrofitting to Scale: 50,000 Buildings in 10 Years

Where: New York, NY

When: Tuesday, June 18, 8:30am–12:30pm

Cost: $55-$75

Urban Green Council's Retrofitting to Scale conference will examine how to massively scale up retrofits in NYC and other metro areas. What are the barriers to upgrading buildings now? What must change to make scaling retrofits feasible? What business opportunities will emerge? We will explore these questions over three thought-provoking sessions. Learn more...

NAPHN19 Conference + Expo

Where: New York, NY

When: June 27–28

Cost: $499

Don’t miss the NAPHN19 Conference + Expo in NYC – the largest gathering of professionals working with Passive House technology in the U.S. to date! This premier event centered on Passive House design, high-performance building and energy efficiency will be hosted by the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) and New York Passive House (NYPH). Learn more...

Wright Builders Developing New Co-op in Easthampton, MA

In this video, NESEA Lifetime Member Jonathan Wright explains some of the green building features of the new River Valley Co-op that will be built in Easthampton, MA. Tom Douglas Architects worked closely with the team, including Tighe & Bond Engineers, to develop a building that is as efficient as possible. Solar Design Associates and COOP Power are working on a unique and creative model to provide approximately .8 MW of on-site PV generation, approaching the entire electrical requirements of the project, including Air Source Heat Pumps for space conditioning.

Featured Member Benefit

Are you or your customers looking to finance an energy efficiency or renewable energy home project? One of your NESEA Member benefits is access to affordable financing for solar installations, electric vehicle purchases, insulation work, and more through VSECU's VGreen program. Learn more...

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