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Conference News

BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Theme: Carbon

Join us on Wednesday & Thursday, September 23 & 24 for BuildingEnergy NYC 2020. Through one virtual platform you can connect with colleagues, view live demos and interactive breakouts from our sponsors and partners, livestream 19 accredited sessions, engage in discussion with speakers, and access content for a full year after the event.

Register for the event, and save the date in your calendar today!


A Recap of NESEA's First Virtual Conference

Innovation is the essence of the NESEA community, and we are incredibly grateful to all those who helped us pilot our newest innovation – a virtual BuildingEnergy Boston. More than 750 people participated in our interactive 3-day event last month, and we are excited to use what we learned from their experience to make our next virtual conference even better.

Congratulations to the top 3 winners of our conference engagement game, Tina Hemming from Condair, Antin Lam from the UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology Program, and Rheannon DeMond from Bensonwood. They will receive a full suite of merchandise from our new NESEA Merch Store!

Thank you to this year's sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and Content Committee, especially to Conference Co-Chairs Sonia Barrantes and Cammy Peterson and to Vice-Chairs Nick Falkoff and Stephanie Horowitz.

Keep an eye out for the Open Planning Meeting for BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 later this fall.

Pro Tour News

Virtual Pro Tour: Southern Vermont Passive House

Friday, October 2, 12:30–2:30pm: Join NESEA for the kickoff event of our Fall 2020 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series. This interactive, virtual Pro Tour, hosted by studioWEBSTER, will feature a newly constructed Passive House located in southern Vermont.

The project team who made the house a reality will share their integrated design process, goals for the project, and lessons learned. Just like an in-person Pro Tour, this event will mix presentation with small group conversation, giving participants the chance to interact with the team members and one another.

Attendance is limited to 60 participants, and our first virtual Pro Tour sold out quickly, so don't wait to register. Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

Learn More & Register

Other NESEA News

NESEA Night 2020 Recording Available

The first virtual NESEA Night was a light-hearted and moving celebration of our community. In case you missed it (or in case you want to relive the fun), a recording of the event is available here.

You can still post a congratulatory message to NESEA Award Recipients James Moriarty and Marc Sternick.

Thank you to our award recipients, panelists, emcee Kurt Teichert, and to all those who participated in our NESEA trivia competition!

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 for jobs or to 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 a few of this month's featured jobs:

Building Performance Analyst at The Green Engineer

Concord, MA - The Green Engineer is seeking an experienced Building Performance Analyst with 3-5 years of experience with building energy modeling and sustainable building design. Join one of the pioneers of green engineering and work on many high-profile projects! We are an employee-owned MA Benefit Corporation, located in Concord, recognized as “Best for the World” for our environmental performance by B Lab. Learn more...

Marketing Manager at ZeroEnergy Design

Boston, MA - ZeroEnergy Design is seeking a talented Marketing Manager (part time) with 5+ years of experience to join our Boston team. Demonstrated expertise both with marketing strategies and tactical implementation is crucial, as are a strong design eye, attention to detail, and the technical skills to self-perform the work. Candidate must be able to coordinate multiple initiatives at once, and have past experience relevant to the architecture or construction industries. Candidate must have a passion for meaningful sustainability. 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 to include it in the next Members Monthly.

CPHD/C Designer Training

Where: Online

When: September 14–18, 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 for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings. Learn more...

Balancing Health and Energy During COVID-19

Where: Online

When: Thursday, September 17, 10am–11am

Cost: $20

Urban Green Council is excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a co-author of “Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity.” Dr. Allen will dive deeper into the important conversation about the false choice between health and energy as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer audience questions. Learn more...

Virtual High Performance Home Summit

Where: Online

When: September 29–October 9

Cost: $245-$345

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)'s High Performance Home Summit will focus on providing the tools and networking that builders, raters, analysts, and architects need to take high performance, healthy, resilient homes to new heights. Learn more...

Marc Rosenbaum & Chris Schaffner to Teach Online Courses

NESEA Members Marc Rosenbaum and Chris Schaffner will each teach an online building science course this Fall through our partner, Heatspring.

Marc's Course:

Chris's Course:

Net Zero Short Film

Rountree Architects recently produced a short film featuring a "near" net zero house they worked on in Westport, CT a few years ago. They received a grant from the Connecticut Architectural Foundation as well as from Mitsubishi and UniLux. View the film here.

State of the Industry Alert on Solar Hot Water

A group of solar hot water companies, including NESEA Business Members RES Solar and Spartan Solar, are asking for help to save a successful local renewable energy industry that may not survive through 2021.

The Solar Hot Water (SHW) industry has made tremendous strides over the past 9 years in MA, but like Solar Electric systems, in the present climate with fossil fuel prices so low, incentives are necessary in order to attract the average homeowner to renewable energy systems. Currently, SHW systems qualify for (3) major incentives, all of which will be diminished or eliminated in 2021. These incentives are well worth the investment due to the benefits supplied by the SHW industry in MA. Learn more...

MassCEC Kicks Off New Consumer Engagement Campaign

MassCEC's new program, Clean Energy Lives Here, is a consumer engagement campaign focused on increasing awareness and knowledge around residential building decarbonization. It also provides consumer tools to start implementing those changes, including creating a clean home plan.

On August 25, MassCEC kicked off Clean Energy Lives Here by hosting an online stakeholder meeting. If you missed it, you can view a recording of the meeting here.

Updates to NYSERDA's Commercial Tenant Program

NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program supports tenants, landlords, and industry consultants in improving leased spaces through thoughtful design, proactive maintenance and operations, and actionable plans to reduce energy consumption over the life of a lease. The program covers up to 100% of the consultant’s eligible professional service fees.

Over the last four years, the CTP has funded energy efficiency studies in over 900 tenant office spaces and helped impact over 90 million square feet of leased real estate. Now, the program is expanding so all leased commercial spaces are eligible (including retail tenants). With an additional $2.7MM in funds, the CTP will extend through 2025, or until all funds are expended. Learn more...

Featured Member Benefit

Member Pricing on Event Registration and Exhibiting

Did you know that as a NESEA Member, you receive special pricing for NESEA Events? Business members also receive a discount on exhibiting at BuildingEnergy conferences.

BuildingEnergy NYC is later this month! Members receive $20 off the price of a full conference pass, and business members receive $250 off a virtual exhibit booth.

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

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