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Conference News

Scholarships Available to BuildingEnergy NYC

BuildingEnergy NYC (Thursday, September 26) is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This year's theme is Electrification.

Do you know an emerging professional or student who would benefit from attending this year's conference? If so, please encourage them to apply for a scholarship by Thursday, September 12.

Each scholarship includes a pass to BuildingEnergy NYC, a one-year NESEA Membership, and a pass to a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour.

Apply Here

Earn Your CEUs at BuildingEnergy NYC

You can earn up to 5 hours of AIA LU|HSW, BPI, LEED GBCI, & PHIUS CPHC credits at BuildingEnergy NYC on September 26. View the availability of each credit type on our CEU page or on individual session webpages.

With member pricing, an advance conference pass is $315 and gives you access to all sessions and networking opportunities (including the Opening Reception sponsored by Daikin).

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

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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.

Register Today

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 Efficiency Vermont. 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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View photos from the August 23 Pro Tour in Cambridge, MA of the First Net Zero School in Massachusetts.


Other NESEA News

NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour

We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10th in Providence, RI for the 2019 NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour. The cost to attend is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. NESEA Lifetime Members can attend for free. Learn more and register here.

This is a chance to connect with new people, catch up with friends, and celebrate the fantastic work happening within the organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Miriam Aylward, Executive Director, and Lauren Brust Moss, Board Chair, and to learn about what is on the horizon for the NESEA community.

The party gets started at 5pm at Bravo Bistro (10-minute walk from Providence Station). We encourage you to bring a friend you’d like to introduce to NESEA!

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:

Senior Project Manager, RetrofitNY at NYSERDA

Albany or New York, NY - This position will help identify, closely engage with, and serve as the key point of contact for companies that will design, build, and implement innovative NZE retrofit solutions, and will support these companies in undertaking the organizational transformation needed to embrace and begin to deploy RetrofitNY’s NZ retrofit integrated approach. A member of the Multifamily team, this position will also contribute to the development and implementation of NYSERDA’s other interventions in the multifamily sector. Learn more...

Environmental Designer/Project Manager at Atelier Ten

New York, NY - We seek a full-time Environmental Designer to consult and manage projects under the direction of an Associate or Director. 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...

Architectural Designer at Vermont Integrated Architecture

Middlebury, VT - Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C. of Middlebury seeks architectural designer with 1-5 years of experience with design and construction documentation for residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite programs is required. 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.

Passive House Accelerator

The passive house community is creative, driven, and collaborative. Passive House Accelerator (developed by NESEA Member Michael Ingui, Partner at Baxt Ingui Architects) has been created to make it easier for others to learn about Passive House, to support the community by allowing them to share ideas and solutions, to continue and expand on the incredible conversations and sessions at conferences, and to allow those who are succeeding in creating beautiful projects and/or solutions to share their knowledge.

One of the keys to the success of Passive House Accelerator is for you to contribute what you have learned, your projects, as well as suggestions of sites, people, projects, features and anything else you feel can accelerate Passive House. Email info@passivehouseaccelerator.com to become a contributor.

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training

Where: New York, NY

When: Monday–Friday, September 9–13, 9am–5pm

Cost: $1,750–$2,250

Are you ready to design comfortable, resilient and healthy buildings that are optimized for an all-renewable energy grid? This course, run by NAPHN, provides tools, techniques and tips for how to do this for all building types. This course is provided in collaboration with the Passive House Academy, the Passive House Institute, and NYPH and is accredited by the AIA for 35 LUs. Learn more...

Opportunity to See the 2019 BuildingEnergy Boston Keynote Live!

Where: Uncasville, CT

When: Thursday, September 12, 3:15pm–5:15pm

Cost: $229–$475

NESEA Members Jacob Racusin & Ace McArleton of New Frameworks will repeat their groundbreaking keynote presentation from BuildingEnergy Boston, "Carbon Drawdown Now! Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks," at the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo (CACX). Their session is sponsored by Connecticut Passive House. Learn more about CACX and how to register here.

2019 Groundbreaker Awards

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: Wednesday, September 25, 6pm–9pm

Cost: $125–$200

The Groundbreaker Awards recognizes and celebrates green building leadership, innovation, and impact in greater Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and Delaware. Hosted by Green Building United, this award highlights both built projects and community leadership moving this region towards a sustainable, healthy, and resilient built environment. Learn more...

International Pathways: Cities Decarbonizing Buildings

Where: New York, NY

When: Friday, September 27, 8:30am–12pm

Cost: Free

Join the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) for this Climate Week NYC event providing an international showcase of leading city policies and programs that are driving effective climate action and building energy efficiency. The Tokyo Cap & Trade Program, NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act, and the Yokohama Smart City Project have been recognized as world leading policies, and will be highlighted in this session. 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.

St. Gobain LEED Platinum HQ Tour

Where: Malvern, PA

When: Wednesday, October 23

Cost: $95–$115

Join USGBC New Jersey for a tour of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed’s LEED Platinum Headquarters. This site is a sustainable workplace that maximizes the comfort and health of employees through the use of a wide range of the company’s building materials that improve air quality, moisture management, acoustics, energy efficiency, thermal management and ergonomics. Learn more.

Design 4 People

Where: Boston, MA

When: Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24

Cost: Early Bird (ends 9/4): $910; General Admission: $1,160

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. 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 here.

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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