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Conference News

Propose a Conference Session

The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 is Transforming Existing Buildings, with a focus on decarbonization and bringing more diverse communities into the discussion.

Our 2020 Conference Chairs invite you to share innovations, best practices, and lessons learned in the built environment as well as paradigm shifts in skills, materials, approaches, design, science, technologies, models, policy, and thinking. In short, we encourage you to propose the ideas and actions that we urgently need to meet the scale of the climate crisis.

Proposals will be reviewed and vetted by a volunteer NESEA-Member committee to ensure that sessions are data-driven, diverse, and genuinely useful. The deadline to submit is August 20. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit a Proposal

Thank You for Another Successful Planning Meeting!

Thanks to all who joined us the Open Planning Meeting on June 18. We received a huge amount of feedback and inspiration that will be critical in selecting the 2020 session lineup. We are also thrilled to see so many members stepping up to serve on this year's Content Committee alongside our Conference Chairs.

Meet the 2020 Conference Vice-Chairs

We are excited to welcome two new conference vice-chairs to our 2020 BuildingEnergy Boston Leadership Team: Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design and Nick Falkoff of Auburndale Builders. They will join our 2020 Conference Co-Chairs Cammy Peterson and Sonja Barrantes in providing a vision for next year's conference and in driving the content selection process.

Interested in other opportunities to serve on NESEA-Member committees? View the list of all current committees here.

BuildingEnergy NYC Registration Opens Soon!

Save the date for BuildingEnergy NYC 2019, which will be held on Thursday, September 26. Registration opens to the public on July 24, but—because you are a NESEA Member—you'll be receiving a special invitation to register in mid-July for one of only 50 early bird passes. View pricing information here.

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Pro Tour News

August 23 First Net-Zero School in Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA: Join us in touring a new high-performance campus in Cambridge, which is designed to be the first net zero emissions school and largest net zero emissions building in Massachusetts. This is the first project under the Net Zero Cambridge Plan, which outlines a framework to be an emission neutral city by 2050. This event will be hosted by Arrowstreet Architecture and Design.

We expect this event to sell out, so we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Register Today

View photos from the June 7 Pro Tour of a single-family NZE home in the Adirondacks.

View photos from the June 21 Pro Tour of a large-scale, institutional DER of historic building in Brooklyn.

Other NESEA News

Free Past Issues of BuildingEnergy Magazine for Members

Looking for some great summer reading? We are offering past in-print issues of BuildingEnergy magazine for a limited time at no cost to our members. Available issues are from 2014 to 2018. We are happy to cover the cost of shipping on a first come, first served basis. Please request issues by completing this form. The deadline for requests is July 15.

You can read the digital versions of these issues here.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

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.

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:

Draftsperson & Building Information Modeler at C&H Architects

Amherst, MA - C&H Architects is a 6-8 person firm in Amherst, MA that works throughout New England and New York with projects that range from net zero energy residences to college campus renovations. They are seeking a proactive, attentive and curious individual to join their firm in developing design and construction documentation. Learn more...

Passive House/Building Systems Analyst at SWA

Norwalk, CT - Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public-sector clients. We are seeking a motivated, organized, and dedicated individual to learn, grow, and thrive with us. The ideal candidate should be passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable about high-performance buildings, in particular, Passive House. Certified professionals in International or US standards are welcome to apply. Learn more...

Senior Designer (Renewal) at Thornton Tomasetti

New York, NY - Thornton Tomasetti is a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Property Loss Consulting, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. Our Renewal practice provide owners and managers with a home for solutions to a wide range of structural, envelope and building systems needs for existing properties of every use, age and construction type. 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.

Northeast Solar & Storage Forum

Where: Boston, MA

When: Tuesday, July 30

Cost: $795 (Early bird pricing ends July 8)

The Northeast is one of the fastest growing regions for solar and energy storage. With strong policies for renewables and a local hive of innovative clean energy companies, it has the potential to lead the nation towards a decentralized and decarbonized electric future. Join the region's leading developers, financiers, technology vendors and policymakers for a day of networking, in-depth conversation, and exclusive GTM and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables analysis. 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...

Sun CARnival

Where: Red Hook, NY

When: Saturday, July 20

Cost: Free!

Come one, come all to SunCommon’s annual Sun CARnival to celebrate a fossil fuel free driving future. There will be electric vehicles, including e-bikes, live music, food trucks, ice-cream, and our solar powered bounce house. You will have the chance to DRIVE or RIDE in the latest models of electric vehicles with other fun for all ages. Tesla, Chevy, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Mitsubishi, Audi, Subaru, BMW, Toyota and others all have electric vehicles (EV) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) available in 2019. Learn more...

2019 New Gravity Housing Conference

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: Thursday & Friday, August 1 & 2, 8am–12pm

Cost: $100–$200

The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades. At the same time, the need for quality affordable housing that can withstand increasingly extreme and volatile weather continues to grow. Building healthy, safe, and accessible places to live that will both limit and adapt to climate impacts is a key challenge for the 21st century. Hosted by Green Building United, this cutting edge conference will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge. Learn more...

Whole Forest Awarded Best in Show for Flooring

Congratulations to NESEA Business Member Whole Forest for being awarded Best in Show for Flooring by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Whole Forest’s innovative, environment-first business model aims to keep Chocó forest—one of Ecuador’s last remaining coastal rainforests—intact. By bringing together sustainable forestry practices, community partners, and conscious consumers, Whole Forest is able to protect the Chocó forest from clearcutting & illegal logging, while at the same time encouraging the financial health of the town of Cristobal Colón. Learn more...

2nd Annual ProPaint Awards

Fine Homebuilding magazine and Benjamin Moore are hosting an awards contest for outstanding professional painters. Painters can submit photos of their work or nominate someone else’s work in 3 categories for a chance to win up to $5,000 in prizes from Benjamin Moore: The Master Painter Award, Best Historic Preservation Award, and Best Transformation Award. The deadline to enter is August 7th. Learn more...

Featured Member Benefit

Member Pricing for Exhibiting at Conferences

One of the benefits of NESEA Business & Academic Membership is reduced member pricing on exhibiting at BuildingEnergy Boston & NYC. Exhibiting at these events is an excellent way to share your products & services with of thousands of high-performance building and renewable energy professionals.

The BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 trade show floor is now finalized, and the BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 trade show floor is almost sold out. Reserve your table and receive member pricing today by contacting Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14.

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

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