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NESEA Board Election

Lauren Brust Moss, NORESCO

Matthew Broderick, Ashley McGraw Architects

Loic Chappoz,

Christopher Nielson, Bruner/Cott & Associates

Matt Root, Integrated Eco Strategy

Jodi Smits Anderson, DASNY

Ben Southworth,
Garland Mill


Cast Your Vote for NESEA's Board of Directors

As a NESEA Member, you are invited to elect the professionals who represent you on the Board of Directors, which consists of 13 members who meet every month to guide NESEA towards fulfilling its mission. Meet the current Board here.

This Fall, seven dedicated members are running for five open seats on the Board. Our membership will elect 3 individuals, and our Board of Directors will then appoint 2 additional individuals.

Going forward, the board will issue an open call for nominations in an effort to further diversify board representation in line with NESEA’s Strategic Plan. We anticipate having an application for all interested candidates that will be sent out via member newsletter. Stay tuned for more information, including an invitation to attend an information session at BuildingEnergy Boston with Board Chair Lauren Brust Moss and Nominating Committee Chair Rachel White about Board service.

The election closes Tuesday, November 19. Meet the candidates and vote here.

Cast Your Vote

Pro Tour News

Proposal Deadline Extended to November 8!

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, the application deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday, November 8.

Submit a Proposal

November 8 ZNE Development on the VT/NH Border

West Lebanon, NH: Join us for a Pro Tour of an affordable housing community built for PHIUS certification. This community, designed by hosting company Maclay Architects, was built to meet the needs of a non-profit housing developer wanting durable, healthy, and attractive housing on a limited budget. You'll learn how the project team met these goals without sacrificing energy efficiency.

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

Register Today

November 15 Multifamily Housing: Under Construction & Complete

Northampton, MA: Join us for a tour of two projects built by hosting company Sunwood Builders: a 13-unit condominium project, which has been complete for less than 6 months, and a 28-unit co-housing project, which will still be under construction. Because these projects are being built by the same team, similar design and construction techniques are being used on both, allowing attendees to see very similar projects in very different stages of development.

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

Register Today

View photos from the October 25 Pro Tour in Canandaigua, NY of a 12-Building PHIUS Village.

Other NESEA News

Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour Recap

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2019 NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour in Providence, RI on September 10. Members of the NESEA community gathered to learn more about and celebrate the organization's exciting work. You can view photos from the event here.

Join a BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Peer Group

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 participating NESEA Business Members. Groups meet twice per year for facilitated sessions and communicate online year-round. Members share the inner workings of their businesses with their peers who help them sharpen their skills and work towards shared triple bottom lines goals.

We’re eager to grow this dynamic network for NESEA Members devoted to learning and sharing together. Learn how your business can benefit from participating and apply by November 25 to join a group here.

We've Moved!

In 1994, NESEA relocated its headquarters to 50 Miles Street: a former railroad administration building in the center of Greenfield, Massachusetts, a small city that lies between the Connecticut River and the Berkshires.

After 25 years in this space, we have officially moved down the street! Our new address is 20 Federal Street, Suite 8, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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:

Energy Rating & Field Inspection Services Manager at New Ecology

Boston, MA - New Ecology is an innovative, nationally-recognized, non-profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost-effectively improve the performance, health and durability of buildings. This position will lead a team that delivers construction inspections, site verifications, energy modeling and other technical services in order to deliver HERS, LEED and Passive House ratings. Learn more...

Senior Electrical Engineer - ReVision Energy

South Portland, ME -  ReVision Energy is a B Corporation and is 100% Employee Owned. The Electrical Engineer will play a key role in supporting the design of commercial Solar, Energy Storage systems ranging in size from 500kW to 10+MW. You will work closely with, and collaborate with our team of experienced System Designers, Estimators, and Project Managers. You will be responsible for the design, review, and approval of electrical design for a wide range of projects. Learn more...

Lead Carpenter/Trim Specialist at steveworks

Newton, MA - At steveworks, our residential renovations and remodeling projects exemplify quality, craftsmanship, durability, value and sustainably. We value employees who share our dedication to excellence, and we are committed to diversity, inclusion and creating a team that makes you want to come to work every day!  If you take pride in your work, believe in our principles and want to grow with us, check out what we do. 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.

MA Net Zero Stretch Code Hearing

On Nov 5th (today!) the Net Zero Stretch Code support letter was presented to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards. NESEA Members Jacob Knowles of BR+A and other supporters presented the letter. The letter was signed by more than 1,350 MA building industry professionals, including architects, engineers and contractors. In addition, more than 80 MA building industry companies and organizations formally signed on in solidarity, including the Boston Society of Architects and many of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the state.

The letter makes the case for why a Net Zero Stretch Code is the right choice for the Commonwealth, including the environmental, health and resilience advantages that will result from its implementation. It also underscores the experience of the building industry professionals in MA, that Net Zero buildings carry a negligible construction cost premium and result in lower total cost of ownership and a better standard of living.

You can learn more about this initiative, and read (and sign) the letter here. New signatures will continue to be accepted. If you want to learn more about Net Zero Energy and ideas for the proposed Net Zero Stretch Code, you are welcome to view the recording of this webinar that BR+A recently hosted.

Efficiency Roadmaps for Local Law 97

Where: New York, NY

When: Wednesday, November 6, 8:30–10:30am

Cost: Free

The carbon reduction targets of NYC Local Law 97 will require an unprecedented focus on deep energy efficiency retrofits across the City's buildings. Many building owners will be considering these types of projects for the first time. Where should they start? What types of retrofit measures should they consider and in what order? What investments should they avoid, and how are all these considerations different for multifamily or commercial buildings? Join Building Energy Exchange for this discussion on the contents of the legislation and solutions that will meet the new targets. Learn more...

ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo

Where: Boston, MA

When: Wednesday & Thursday, November 6 & 7

Cost: Varies

Every year in Boston, the architecture, building and design industry gathers at ABX for two days of fresh ideas and continuous inspiration to grow every aspect of their business. You'll meet face-to-face with 300+ exhibitors of all sizes displaying products, services, ideas and innovations, while learning from 100+ accredited workshops designed to stimulate your thinking and sharpen your skills. If you are an architect, builder, contractor, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect or any other building and design professional of any level, join us. Learn more...

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 Maine’s local wood economy; sustainable forestry practices; and forestland conservation. 7 credits available through AIA. Learn more...

Multifamily Finance Training

Where: Middletown, CT

When: Tuesday, November 12, 8:30am–1pm

Cost: Free

Learn about a growing class of multifamily properties that maximize financial performance and minimize resource use. You'll also learn about offerings from Connecticut Green Bank that can be used to implement these strategies and, for lenders, learn how to become a Green Bank partner. This program is designed for multifamily lenders, property owners, managers & developers, professional service providers, contractors, housing & community development professionals, municipal officials, and others interested in this opportunity. Learn more...

Advanced Sustainable House of Worship Workshop

Where: Dover, MA

When: Saturday, November 16, 8:30am–1pm

Cost: $20

Did you know that up to 40% of the energy used to heat or cool a building is lost through small, hard to find gaps around windows and doors, places where pipes and wires enter, or where the walls meet the foundation. In this workshop, building science experts will teach you how to track down these areas of waste and seal them. You will gain hands on experience with blower door equipment and infrared scanning, then work in groups to turn the findings into a plan to make the building more energy efficient. 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...

Featured Member Benefit

Member Pricing on Exhibiting at BuildingEnergy Conferences

NESEA Members receive $150 off exhibiting at BuildingEnergy conferences, including BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 (March 23 & 24). The trade show floor is filling up quickly! Reserve your table today by contacting Miriam Aylward, NESEA Excutive Director, at

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

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