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Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour

Celebrate Your Community!

You are invited to the 2019 NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour on Tuesday, September 10th in Providence, RI. This is a chance for members of the extended NESEA community to come together to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate the fantastic work happening within the organization.

The party takes place from 5pm to 7pm, and we encourage you to bring a friend you’d like to introduce to NESEA. The cost to attend is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. NESEA Lifetime Members can attend for free.

Learn More & Register

Conference News

Get Ready for BuildingEnergy NYC!

Join us at BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 (Thursday, September 26) for 16 accredited conference sessions, networking on the trade show floor, and a chance to explore and interact with new technologies at the opening reception sponsored by Daikin at their Solutions Plaza.

With member pricing, an advance conference pass is $315. Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your account.

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Propose a Conference Session for BuildingEnergy Boston

The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 is Transforming Existing Buildings, with additional emphasis on decarbonization and on bringing more diverse communities into the discussion. While existing buildings will be the content priority, we welcome proposals related to new construction and other topics that would add essential variety to session offerings.

Proposals will be 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

Pro Tour News

September 13 Solar-Powered State Agency Headquarters

Westborough, MA: This Pro Tour, hosted by Solar Design Associates, will showcase the new Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Headquarters, a 45,000 square foot, net-positive LEED Platinum facility. The facility features an open, day-lit plan that includes offices, a library, flexible meeting rooms, laboratory and classroom space and supports a staff of 120 people.

Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

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September 20 ZNE Modular + Passive New Construction + DER

Burlington, VT: We will visit two sites on this BuildingEnergy Pro Tour:

1. Site 1 is a ZNE modular small (not tiny!) home that will be presented by representatives from VEIC. This project is a traveling model home that demonstrates some of the latest high performance and healthy home strategies.

2. Site 2 features a 3-story, Passive House-certified addition to an existing 1870 home and will be presented by New Frameworks. This work is being done with embodied carbon calculations and toxicity considerations, and balanced with budget goals to guide the Passive House design and build process.

Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

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Other NESEA News

Welcome to NESEA's Newest Lifetime Members

We'd like to welcome to our newest NESEA Lifetime Members to the community: Betsy Glynn and Michael Gimbrere.

You can read the testimonials of why so many have chosen to become NESEA Lifetime Members and why they encourage you to do the same. Several of these individuals took advantage of the affordable installment plans that are now available.

For more information about NESEA Lifetime Membership and payment plans, contact Katie Schendel, Membership Manager, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20, or visit our lifetime membership webpage.

Welcome to Our Newest Business & Academic 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:

Building Energy Efficiency Programs Policy Advisor, Existing Buildings at the City of New York, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

New York, NY - The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) is responsible for developing policies and programs to enhance the near-term and long-term sustainability of NYC, as outlined in the City’s sustainability plan. The MOS seeks to hire a Policy Advisor to support the development and implementation of the new NYC Building Energy Efficiency Program, Existing Buildings Track. This Policy Advisor will help to supervise the implementation consultant, with a focus on the Existing Buildings track and will be responsible for high-level strategic development of this track and the management of contractors. Learn more...

Intern Architect at Kaplan Thompson Architects

Portland, ME - Kaplan Thompson Architects is seeking an intern architect with 0 to 3 years of professional experience for work on varied projects, all with a creative design and deep sustainability focus. We maintain an open, collaborative team approach and a collegial studio atmosphere in a fast-paced environment in our offices centrally located in Downtown Portland. Learn more...

Solar Customer Relations Specialist at Connecticut Green Bank

Rocky Hill, CT - The Connecticut Green Bank (CGB), a quasi-public authority, is the nation's first state "Green Bank," leveraging public and private funds to drive investment and scale up clean energy deployment in CT. This position will involve working in a collaborative environment within the Infrastructure Programs team to (1) assist with the management of existing residential project finance portfolios, including the residential solar lease and loan funds, (2) contribute to administration of CBG's Residential Solar Investment Program that provides up front rebates and performance-based incentives for residential solar PV projects... 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.

Electric Vehicle Charging: Basics and Beyond

Where: Boston, MA

When: Friday, August 9, 9am–11am

Cost: $35

Join USGBC MA for a presentation on Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging. The growth of EVs and the behavior of EV drivers are increasing the demand for electric vehicle charging stations. This session, presented by ChargePoint, explains the different types of charging available and their suitable applications, and discusses the planning and installation considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Learn more...

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop

Where: New York, NY

When: Friday, September 13, 9am–4pm

Cost: $350

Urban Green Council is partnering with GreenStep Education to bring you a LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence – the first time. This workshop presents the types of questions that are asked on the exam so you know what and how to study. We review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice. Learn more...

Start Smart: Clean Energy from the Ground Up

Where: Waltham, MA

When: Wednesday, September 25, 8am–5pm

Cost: Early Bird (ending 8/12): $75. General Admission: $125 ($75 for NESEA Members with the code NESEA50).

This training initiative is sponsored by MassCEC and conducted by Abode Energy Management. This event is organized by USGBC MA. Collaborators include Mass Save utility partners.

Start Smart will offer residential new construction professionals the opportunity to learn the latest information on reliable, cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies and incentives with the goal of smoothly integrating them into the home building process. Attendees will connect with others already successfully implementing these technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of homes while making them more affordable to operate. With three concurrent tracks, attendees will have the opportunity to choose the sessions that are most applicable to their business and future projects while engaging with multiple experts. Learn more...

Fine Homebuilding Summit

Where: Southbridge, MA

When: Wednesday–Friday, October 2–4

Cost: $525–$695

Fine Homebuilding, along with Green Building Advisor and Keep Craft Alive, are bringing together building-industry experts, influencers, and select manufacturers to share their knowledge and insights through an intense, collaborative learning experience. This seminar will feature more than a dozen experts from various fields, each presenting on topics within their area of expertise, all in service of the same agenda—building better homes. Register here.

Tour Opportunity: Operating Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell

Glenn Bernie, MD - No one needs to be trapped in an elevator in a high rise building when the power goes out. Clean Fuels Inc. has offered to open their offices for any NESEA Members wishing to view and discuss an operating hydrogen powered fuel cell now in use in the Clean Fuels office building. Two-day advance notice of visit to Clean Fuels requested. Information on this fuel cell can be found here and contact can be arranged through NESEA Member Phil Richardson at 908-654-3355 or

Featured Member Benefit

Share News & Events!

As a NESEA Member, you have the ability to share news about your work in our Members Monthly newsletter. You can also post events on our community events calendar. We also select several events from this calendar to include in our newsletters each month.

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

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