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Conference News

BuildingEnergy Boston Planning Meeting & Happy Hour

Join us on Tuesday, June 18, from 4-6pm for a lively discussion, networking, and a cash bar at the Open Planning Meeting for BuildingEnergy Boston 2020. The meeting will take place in downtown Boston and will be easily accessible by public transportation (details provided in confirmation email).

Conference Co-Chairs Sonia Barrantes and Cammy Peterson want to know:

  • What specific skills, knowledge, and solutions are needed by practitioners in the trenches?
  • How can we accelerate the integration of climate change into all our practices?
  • How can we support diversity in the BuildingEnergy community?

At this meeting, you'll also learn how you can become a member of the formal Content Committee and help take this year's conference content to the next level. RSVP by June 14.


Sponsor/Exhibit at BuildingEnergy NYC

As we announced last month, BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 (Thursday, September 26) will be held at a new venue: The Convene at 32 Old Slip Conference Center in NYC's Financial District. The new trade show floor offers more exclusive exposure and interaction with attendees, which means tables will sell out quickly (only 13 are left).

We are also excited to offer a new benefit for our sponsors: access to dedicated breakout rooms throughout the day for presentations, workshops, focus groups, etc. To learn more, view our Sponsor & Exhibitor Package or contact Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14.

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Pro Tour News

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.

Learn More & Register

June 21 Large-Scale Institutional DER of Historic Building

Brooklyn, NY: This Pro Tour will feature a deep energy retrofit of a historic NYC Building: the former headquarters of the NYC Board of Transportation which has been re-imagined as New York University’s new space for engineering, applied science, and digital technology. The project was recently recognized with LEED Platinum certification from USGBC, joining the rankings as one of four projects in NYC to achieve LEED Platinum Core and Shell.

Learn More & Register

View photos from the May 17 Pro Tour of a LEED Platinum, Affordable Urban Midrise in the Bronx.

Other NESEA News

Miriam Aylward Confirmed as NESEA Executive Director

A message from NESEA Board Chair Lauren Brust Moss:

I am delighted to announce that Miriam Aylward has accepted the position of Executive Director! As Interim Executive Director over the past few months, Miriam has demonstrated her commitment, her passion, her deep understanding of NESEA's mission, and her respect for the membership and community that is at the core of the organization. Our Board, staff, and members have been consistently impressed by the success of her efforts to balance the budget, grow programming, and remain focused on the mission at hand. We are confident that NESEA will benefit from her continued leadership.

Read the full update here.

Welcome to the Newest NESEA Team Member

We are thrilled to welcome our new Program & Event Coordinator, Tracy Campany, to the NESEA staff. Tracy will be providing planning, logistical, administrative, and on-site support for BuildingEnergy Pro Tours and Bottom Lines as well as for several other NESEA programs. Tracy is a native of Virginia and now lives in Vermont. She has a background in events management, project management, development, and theatre arts.

Apply to BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines!

BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines is a business development program that uses the peer coaching model to improve the triple bottom lines (people, planet, and profit) of more than 60 participating NESEA Business Members.

There are currently six open spots in the program and we are now accepting applications from companies interested in joining. The deadline to apply is June 24. Learn how your business can benefit from participating, and apply to join a group today here.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Member

For a directory of all NESEA Business and Academic Members visit the NESEA Business Member Directory. You can learn more about business and academic membership on our website.

Scam Alert

We were recently alerted that a number of NESEA Members have been contacted via email with offers to sell them a “list of conference attendees.” Please know that these companies are in no way affiliated with NESEA and that the lists they offer are not NESEA attendee lists. We do not make our attendee lists available for resale.

These emails are scams. We encourage you to mark them as spam when you receive them and to let us know whenever you see something suspicious. Please contact Katie Schendel, NESEA Membership Manager, at with any questions. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

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:

Environmental Designer/Project Manager at Atelier Ten

New York, NY - Atelier Ten is an international environmental design consultancy and lighting design firm creating high-performance, sustainable, award-winning buildings. You will be accountable for successful project delivery including but not limited to independent, proactive project planning/framing; client management and communication; client presentations and meetings; technical report writing and review; delivering certification for benchmarking systems, i.e., LEED, SITES, WELL, Living Building Challenge; fee forecasting and resource planning; and, effective internal team coordination and management. Learn more...

Director of Solar Construction Management at Solect Energy

Hopkinton, MA - Solect Energy Development is seeking a full-time Director of Solar Construction Management to oversee the construction of its solar PV projects in the New England area. The Director of Construction Management reviews project schedules, construction documents/design drawings, conducts weekly PM meetings and assists in creating functional strategies, policies, operational efficiencies and procedures that help meet company goals and objectives. Learn more...

Carpenter at Byggmeister

Newton, MA - Byggmeister is a residential remodeling firm that is striving to be an exemplary steward of Boston area homes. Our mission is to design, build and maintain homes that are functional, beautiful, cost-effective and environmentally responsible. Typical jobs include kitchen and bathroom renovations, attic and basement conversions, whole-house renovations, and energy retrofits with a goal of reducing carbon emissions from operating the home. 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.

Celebrating Women in Green (with Board Chair Lauren Brust Moss)

Where: Upper Montclair, NJ

When: Wednesday, June 19

Cost: $40–$85

Join USGBC New Jersey as they spotlight and celebrate women of influence in the green building sector; discuss via panel where women are, what women are doing, what impact women are making, and women’s position in leadership within the realm of sustainability and energy. NESEA Board Chair Lauren Brust Moss will be moderating a panel discussion. Learn more...


Where: Shelburne, MA

When: Saturday, June 8

Cost: Free!

Join Fabric of Life for a day of: traditional agriculture, craft, and hand-skills demonstrations; natural building activities; local food tastings; farm animals; music and dance, and more! This is part of an ongoing series of fundraising events for the purpose of educating the young and the young at heart in traditional crafts, music, dance, agriculture and forestry. 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...

Screening of BuildingEnergy Boston Keynote

Where: Northampton, MA

When: Wednesday, July 10

Cost: Free

Join the Western Mass Green Consortium for a screening + discussion of the keynote address from NESEA's 2019 BuildingEnergy Boston conference. The presentation was a truly motivating call-to-arms that about tackling embodied carbon in the built environment. Presenters Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre) & Ace McArleton & Jacob Racusin (New Frameworks) unpack why embodied carbon is more relevant than ever and what we can do about it. Learn more...

RESNET Hybrid HERS Rater Training

Where: Berlin, CT

When: September 3–27

Cost: $2595

The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance (NEHERS) offers hybrid HERS rater training classes which include an online and a classroom training component. Both online and classroom components are required for Rater Certification. This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training. Early bird discount deadline is August 6th. Learn more...

Featured Member Benefit

NESEA Member Directories

As a NESEA Member, you have access to a community of more than 3000 professionals who are committed to advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment. You can utilize NESEA's Individual Member Directory and Business Member Directory to connect and network with your peers. NESEA Business Members: Learn how to update your company's listing here.

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

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