R.W. Kern Center Tour
Where: Amherst, MA
When: Friday, December 6, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Come explore the R.W. Kern Center, one of just 23 certified Living Buildings in the world. Learn what makes the center special and see what it means for a building to function in collaboration with the natural environment. We’ll talk on-site water treatment, resource efficiency, solar energy, local materials, student research…and whatever you’re most interested in. Bonus points if you solve a secret puzzle or two, or pay a visit to the composting toilets! Learn more...
14th Annual North American Passive House Conference
Where: Washington, DC
When: Wednesday–Saturday, December 4–7
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...
Hudson Valley Passive House Alliance Quarterly Meeting
Where: Cold Spring, NY
When: Wednesday, December 11, 4pm–9pm
Join the Hudson Valley Passive House Alliance for their Winter Quarterly Meeting. This meeting will feature dinner, networking, and updates on the 2020 NYStretch Code and NYSERDA's Buildings of Excellence competition. Learn more...
An Inside Look at NYPA’s NY Energy Manager
Where: New York, NY
When: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm–8:30pm
Join the New York Power Authority and the Building Energy Exchange to celebrate the launch of a new exhibit featuring NYPA’s NY Energy Manager. This event will take place at BE-Ex and give an inside look at NY Energy Manager’s digital energy management services. NY Energy Manager drives insights to improve building energy performance, sustainability and savings through equipment-level metering, real-time data, advanced analytics software
and expert advisory services. Beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres served. Learn more...
RESNET Hybrid HERS Rater Training
Where: Springfield, MA & Online
When: January 6–February 14
Cost: $2595 (funding available)
The Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance offers HERS rater training classes that include an online and a classroom training component. HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. This course has been approved by the MA Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training. The deadline to register is December 17th. Learn more...
GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green
Where: New York, NY
When: Thursday, January 30, 9am–3:30pm
In Urban Green Council's GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green, you'll learn how to see buildings differently and discover strategies to make them efficient, healthy and resilient. This course is designed for a range of real estate, construction, architecture and engineering professionals. It is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance building, including sales or administrative staff in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering, workforce development providers, facilities and operations
support staff, and college students interested in entering the building and construction industry. Learn more...
Eemax Joins USGBC with Silver Membership Status
NESEA Industry Leader Business Member Eemax recently joined the U.S. Green Building Council with Silver Membership status. You can learn more about Eemax tankless electric water heater solutions and how they are contributing to the green building community here.
$1.73M in MassCEC Awards to Support 8 New Affordable Passive House Projects
The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $1.73 million in awards to support energy efficient new construction for affordable housing developments in six cities and towns built to Passive House standards. The grants, awarded to eight affordable housing developments in Cambridge, Gloucester, Hanson, Northampton, Holbrook and Boston totaling 540 high-efficiency units, will provide energy savings and improved indoor air quality for low-income households.
The funding was awarded through NESEA Business Member MassCEC’s Passive House Design Challenge program, part of the current Administration’s $15 million Affordable Access for Clean and Efficient Energy initiative. Read the full article here.