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Pro Tour News

Virtual Pro Tour: Passive House Retrofit

Thursday, June 18, 3:30–5pm: Join NESEA for our first virtual Pro Tour, featuring an award-winning Passive House retrofit of a 3-family building in the Hudson Valley. During this interactive event, participants will learn about the goals of the project and hear directly from the professionals who made it a reality. Just like an in-person Pro Tour, this event will mix presentation with small group conversation, giving participants the chance to meet project team members and one another.

North Miller Passive is a historic masonry retrofit designed to the PHIUS+ 2018 standard. It was named a NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence recipient and will achieve net zero status with the assistance of this program.

Attendance is limited to 40 participants, so don't wait to register! Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

Learn More & Register

Thank You to the 2020 Pro Tour Series Sponsors


Thank You to the Event Sponsors

Conference News

BuildingEnergy Boston is Going Virtual!

In case you missed our announcement last week, BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 will take place as a virtual event, Wednesday–Friday, August 12–14. We've chosen a platform that prioritizes the connection and community that make BuildingEnergy Boston a can’t-miss annual event. You can count on seeing cutting-edge sessions, connecting one-on-one with new contacts and familiar friends, participating in community events, and making business deals on a vibrant virtual trade show floor. Registration for the event will re-open soon. Read more...

Upcoming Pre-Conference Webinar

Hempcrete 101: Back to the Future for Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Buildings
Thursday, June 18, 1pm–2pm

Take a deep dive into the rich world of carbon-beneficial materials and help lead our industry in responsible design and construction solutions. Hempcrete is a bio-composite material created from the woody core of the hemp plant combined with a lime-based binder. Learn the technical and performance characteristics, demystify how to specify and construct with this proven material, and join a growing community of radically responsible industry stewards. Read more...

Pre-Conference Webinar Recordings

Recent pre-conference webinar recordings are now available on our website, free of charge. We will continue to post new recordings as they become available, so check back often!

Other NESEA News

A Statement of Solidarity to Our Community

Last week, NESEA Executive Director Miriam Aylward and Board Chair Lauren Brust Moss sent out a statement to NESEA Members in solidarity with those across the country who are demanding justice. Racism has no place in our community or in our world. Read the full statement here.

Winners of Community Check-In Hat Drawing

Congratulations to NESEA Members Michelle Apigian and Rachel Conly for winning the NESEA Community Check-In hat drawing! We want to express our gratitude to the many members who took the time to participate in this check-in. Your participation has given NESEA helpful feedback as we create new ways to engage members of our community. Although the official Community Check-In is closed, we are always glad to hear from you at

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

For a directory of all business and academic members, visit the NESEA Business Member Directory. Learn more about business and academic membership on our website.

Jobs Board & Resume Bank

NESEA's online Career Center is a resource for members who are looking to find jobs or recruit new talent. Members seeking jobs can post to our Resume Bank. Business and academic members can search the resume bank for new hires and post open positions on our Jobs Board. Here are the positions currently available:

Project Architect at South Mountain Company

Martha's Vineyard, MA - South Mountain Company is a mission-driven certified B-Corp, a worker-owned cooperative and a triple bottom line company. Through this position, you'll be able to: design beautiful, well-crafted, high-performance projects that respond thoughtfully to client, site, community and planet; manage the entire process, from conceptual design through punch-list; collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, building scientists, solar experts, builders, woodworkers, and interior designers. Learn more...

Passive House/Senior Building Systems Engineer at SWA

Boston, MA - Steven Winter Associates is hiring a Senior Passive House/Building Systems Engineer to contribute to its newly founded office in Boston. This position will support the firm in growing existing building energy service capabilities in the Northeast market. The ideal candidate should be passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable about high-performance buildings, in particular Passive House. 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.

Unlocking the Grid: Getting Renewables to NYC

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, June 17, 8:30am–12:45pm

Cost: $75 (Use code GRID10 for $10 off)

Local Law 97 anticipates that NYC's electric grid will deliver far more renewable energy than is currently available. But where will this electricity be generated? When will it be available to NYC buildings? Urban Green Council's 2020 conference will tackle these questions over four sessions. Regulators, renewable energy developers and industry experts will share how they are overcoming existing barriers and paving the path for a cleaner grid. Learn more...

Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future

Where: Online

When: Every Wednesday, June 24–July 29, 1pm–4pm

Cost: $220 (Members get 10% off with code naphn20nesea)

NAPHN's Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future is a call to action – to recognize the power of individuals to produce change and to build a movement; a call for us all to not forfeit our influence over events but to use it. Our global pandemic and climate emergency ask: How will you change? What will you choose to do? #PH2020, embraces these tough fundamental questions and provides you with actionable answers. Learn more...


Where: Online

When: Wednesday–Thursday, June 24–25

Cost: $274

Participants in ASES's National Solar Conference represent a broad base of solar and renewable energy professionals and thought leaders–researchers, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, installers, manufacturers, businesses, economists, finance professionals and policy makers. Attendees look to ASES conferences to provide a community for the exchange of ideas, information and business insights and unbiased perspectives on progress toward greater sustainability. Learn more...

Resilience in Challenging Times: Caring for Your Company's Mental Health

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, July 1, 4pm–5:30pm

Cost: $25–$50 sliding scale

During stressful times (such as living through a pandemic), it is important to think about the way we take care of our employees and ourselves. What do we do to prepare for times of change, uncertainty, and greater stress? This webinar will be presented by Mel Baiser of HELM Construction Solutions and special guest, Karen Blumberg of Adaptiva HR. Learn more...

Global Passive House Happy Hours

Where: Online

When: Every Wednesday, 7pm Eastern

Cost: Free

Come drink in some low carbon building design knowledge and inspiration at Passive House Accelerator's Global Passive House Happy Hours. These free events are open to all, regardless of experience level, preferred certification type, profession, or geography. It’s a (virtual) place for the Passive House community to come together and share the work that we are doing to spread something good in the world. Learn more...

Yestermorrow Course Discounts for NESEA Members

NESEA Academic Member Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. From now until June 30, NESEA Members can use the code NESEA to receive $25 off any open Yestermorrow courses, including the following:

Green Real Estate Resources

The value of energy efficiency in homes, offices, and other buildings has historically not been effectively communicated between property owner, real estate broker, appraiser, lender, and buyer. This is due, in large part, to a lack of consistent tools to facilitate this exchange. Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) provides real estate agents across the Northeast with resources and trainings to help expand the value and disclosure of energy efficiency attributes in real estate listings. View their toolkit here.

Introducing Marc Sternick Architect

Florence, MA: NESEA Lifetime Member and 2020 Distinguished Service Award Recipient Marc Sternick has launched a new business, Marc Sternick Architect. With 30 years of experience in Affordable Housing and High-Performance Building Design, most recently at Dietz & Company Architects, Marc will continue to provide great service to clients who are looking for any and all aspects of architectural work, from Studies, Permitting, Design, Construction Documents and Construction Administration.

Featured Member Benefit

NESEA Member Directories

As a NESEA Member, you have access to a community of more than 3000 professionals who are committed to advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment. You can utilize NESEA's Individual Member Directory and Business Member Directory to connect and network with your peers.

Learn how to create/update your individual profile or company listing here.

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

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