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Pro Tour News

Show Off Your Work in the 2020 Pro Tour Series

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are accredited, half-day events that take attendees behind the scenes for interdisciplinary, in-depth tours of high-performance projects across the Northeast. You can learn more about the requirements for hosting a Pro Tour here.

If you have a project you'd like to share with the NESEA community in 2020, submit your proposal by Thursday, October 31.

Submit a Proposal

Join the Pro Tour Advisory Committee

Proposals are vetted by an advisory committee of NESEA Members based on performance metrics and project type. If you'd like to help plan the 2020 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series, we invite you to join this committee.

Contact Florence MacGregor at fmacgregor@nesea.org for more information.

October 25 Tour: 12-Building PHIUS Village in the Finger Lakes

Canandaigua, NY: This Pro Tour features a first-of-its-kind affordable housing project funded through the NY Homes & Community Renewal Unified Funding Round in Upstate NY to utilize the PHIUS program. Sustainable Comfort, Inc. will be leading this event and discussing the design and construction process and the unique features implemented to balance efficiency and affordability. The project consists of 12 buildings with 8 units per building for a total of 96 units.

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

Register Today

View photos from the September 13 Pro Tour in Westborough, MA of a Solar Powered State Agency Headquarters.

View photos from the September 20 Pro Tour in Burlington, VT of a ZNE Modular Home and Passive New Construction/DER.


Conference News

Thank You for Another Amazing BuildingEnergy NYC!

The new venue and format of BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 were a huge success. We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers, content committee members, and partners who made this year's event possible. Here's what a few attendees had to say about the event:

"The best energy conservation conference around."

"It successfully brought a diversity of stakeholders who could learn from each other and focus on different aspects of how to reduce the carbon footprint of our buildings and communities."

"Great venue with great layout and food, amazing networking opportunities within a tight-knit community of individuals."

"This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about NYC sustainability goals and the many ways various industries (design, utilities, manufacturers) are working to develop solutions that can help build a better world. Pun intended."

"The new location was fantastic! Absolutely a must for next year! The main forum space upgrades this conference to a premiere event."

Presentations from a number of conference sessions are now available here. If you are interested in joining the Content Committee that develops the session lineup for next year's event, contact Susan Farber at sfarber@nesea.org.

Thank You to All Who Submitted Proposals!

We received a huge number of thought-provoking, data-rich conference session proposals for BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, which will be held March 23 & 24. This year's stellar NESEA Member Content Committee will be working over the next couple months to transform these proposals into the official session lineup through the lens of our 2020 theme of "Transforming Existing Buildings".

Sponsor & Exhibit at BuildingEnergy Boston

Share your products and services with more than a thousand high-performance building and renewable energy professionals at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020. Reserve your spot on the trade show floor and view available sponsorship opportunities here. Questions? Contact Miriam Aylward at maylward@nesea.org or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14.


Other NESEA News

Read the Fall 2019 Digital Issue of BuildingEnergy Magazine

The digital version of the Fall 2019 issue of BuildingEnergy magazine is now available. As a NESEA Member, you or your business should have already received a hardcopy of the magazine in the mail. If you did not receive a magazine or would like additional hard copies sent to your home or office, contact Katie Schendel at kschendel@nesea.org.

You can view past issues of BuildingEnergy here.

New Member Benefit for Industry Leaders

We are excited to announce that NESEA Industry Leader Business Members will now have their logo (linked to their website) displayed on NESEA's homepage.

NESEA Industry Leader Membership is open to all companies interested in increasing their visibility and support of NESEA's mission. Learn more about this level of business membership here.

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. Individual members can also post their resumes to our Resume Bank, which business and academic members can access to search for new hires.

Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Account Manager - Affordable Housing Services at Bright Power

New York, NY -  This is a unique position to work at the intersection of the Energy Management field and an expanding area of the NYC real estate industry. By focusing on this sector, the Account Manager will have the opportunity to help shape Energy Management strategies for an increasing number of affordable housing providers and developers. Learn more...

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager at Allied Engineering

Portland, ME - Allied Engineering has an immediate opening for a full-time Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager. Allied Engineering specializes in the design of high-performing, complex spaces for clients throughout New England and across market sectors. We are committed to strong teaming and collaboration with our clients and colleagues. Our staff are given endless opportunities to hone their expertise and advance their careers. Learn more...

Program Manager, Low- to Moderate- Income Initiatives at NYSERDA

Albany, NY - The Program Manager for LMI Initiatives will be a critical team member in helping NYSERDA scale its programmatic efforts in support of New York’s climate, environmental justice and energy affordability agenda. The Program Manager will lead a team to streamline and expand current NYSERDA LMI initiatives and test new models to scale the adoption of clean energy solutions within the LMI market segment in order to increase access to clean energy solutions for disadvantaged communities, improve energy affordability for income constrained New Yorkers and address market gaps. 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.

Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour

Where: Portland, ME

When: Thursday, November 7, 7:30am–5pm

Cost: $100

Architects, engineers and designers: Have you wondered about the forestry behind Maine wood, how wood gets to market, and who brings wood to the mill and the lumberyard? Local Wood WORKS invites you to participate in a professional workshop for design and engineering professionals focused on: growing ME’s local wood economy; sustainable forestry practices; and forestland conservation. 7 professional credits available through AIA. Learn more...

Living Building Makers Book Launch

Where: R.W. Kern Center, Amherst, MA

When: Friday, October 4, 5pm–6:30pm

Cost: Free

Come celebrate the launch of ILFI's latest book release, Living Building Makers: Creating Sustainable Buildings That Renew Our World, by NESEA Lifetime Member Jonathan Wright. Celebrating the champions addressing climate change, this book is a handcrafted collection of stories about the remarkable people who bring the built environment to life. It captures the insights, creativity, humor, and discoveries of the often-unsung individuals who rolled up their sleeves to play a pivotal role in creating two of the greenest buildings in the world on the campus of Massachusetts’ renowned Hampshire College. Learn more...

SEON's Sustainable Home Tour

Where: Vermont & Massachusetts

When: Saturday, October 5

Cost: $15

SEON's Sustainable Home Tour showcases homes and the design/construction teams whose work demonstrates a commitment to high performance building, sustainable materials, durability, indoor air quality, and renewable energy. It’s a “Show & Tell” opportunity to see how these homes look and feel. Learn about the technologies and processes that make these homes sustainable. It’s the perfect time to go for a ride, take in the foliage, and check out these high performance homes. Learn more...

5th Annual NY Energy Summit

Where: Albany, NY

When: Wednesday–Friday, October 16–18

Cost: $895–$2,690 (10% discount available)

NY Energy Summit is your premier opportunity to network with members of the Climate Action Council, policymakers, regulators, market operators, utilities, renewable developers, financiers, and innovators from across the energy supply chain. Join Infocast in this thorough review of the market under new legislation and gain a clear understanding of NY’s energy policy agenda. Register through NESEA's partner portal for a 10% discount.

Passive House Symposium 2019

Where: Boston, MA

When: Wednesday, October 23, 8am–5pm

Cost: $50–$155

From multi-family buildings to commercial office spaces and college residence halls, Massachusetts projects of all types are looking to the Passive House standard as the best option for achieving low-carbon healthy spaces and a pathway to net-zero communities. PHMA's annual symposium showcases this new wave of buildings as well as case studies and lessons learned from past projects, advances in products and strategies, updates to certification standards, and announcements about funding and financing initiatives, code change efforts, and more. Learn more...

Design 4 People

Where: Boston, MA

When: Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24

Cost: $910 (Use code NESEA for $100 off)

Design 4 People, hosted by USGBC MA, is the first conference of its kind that will inspire, celebrate, energize & help you discover new ways to help people through design. It will raise your work to a new level & help you understand how to improve human output within the built environment. Through inspiring speakers, interactive sessions & networking time, you’ll leave with new ideas on how to incorporate innovative methods into your projects, facilities & design. NESEA Members can use the code NESEA for $100 off registration. Learn more...

Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference

Where: Berlin, CT

When: Thursday, October 24

Cost: Free

Eversource will be hosting a Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference. They have an exciting agenda lined up and will dive into real examples of zero energy buildings presented by industry leaders including NREL, Perkins Eastman, DPR Construction, Kaplan Thompson Architects, Thornton Tomasetti, Blake Equipment, and River Architects. Learn more...

14th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Where: Washington, DC

When: Wednesday–Saturday, December 4–7

Cost: $305–$690

PHIUS's NAPHC is the oldest, biggest and best way to learn about all things passive house. Attendees get real-world case studies on projects ranging from single family homes to high-rises, the latest on mechanical systems, building science, constructions details, and expo hall full of the latest building components. Not to mention a whole lot of fun! Learn more...


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