Have You Voted Yet?

If not, we urge you to partake in the 2020 Election today by voting safely and with our shared vision in mind: a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independent, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community. Find your polling place here.

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NESEA News

Cast Your Vote for NESEA's Board of Directors

National and local elections aren't the only ways to make your voice heard: As a NESEA Member, you can vote for the professionals who represent you on the Board of Directors. This year, 13 NESEA Members are running for 5 open seats on the board. Our membership will elect 3 individuals, and the Board will then appoint 2 additional individuals. 

Voting closes on Thursday, November 19. Meet the candidates here, and cast your vote here (note: this link is unique to you).

Cast Your Vote

You're Invited to NESEA's 2020 Annual Meeting!

When: Tuesday, November 10, 4pm–5pm

Where: Online (advance registration required)

Cost: Free

NESEA's Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour is a chance for members of the extended NESEA community to come together to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate the fantastic work happening within the organization. NESEA's Executive Director, Board Chair, and Treasurer will provide a report summarizing our last fiscal year and be available for questions. Register here.

Learn More & Register

Diversity and Inclusion at NESEA

Last fall, the NESEA Board released a statement addressing recommendations from NESEA's Diversity Caucus Report for improving diversity and inclusion in our community. In this statement, we committed to providing an annual update on our work towards these goals, and we are now pleased to share our progress over the past year.

We will continue to work closely with our community members as we strive to become more inclusive in terms of race, age, ability, gender identity and other identity markers. We welcome your feedback; please direct it to NESEA's Board Chair, Lauren Brust Moss, at lmoss@noresco.com.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Member

To see all business and academic members, visit NESEA's Business Member Directory. Learn more about business and academic membership on our website.


Upcoming Pro Tours

Pro Tour: North America's Largest Affordable Passive House

Friday, November 6, 12:30–2:30pm: This virtual Pro Tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of NYC's most ambitious PHIUS+ projects: an innovative 15-story building providing 154 units of sustainable housing, officially known as Park Avenue Green. NESEA is working with hosting firm and Passive House consultant and verifier Bright Power to offer this follow-up event to last year's sold-out tour of this site.

Unlike in a traditional webinar, attendees will come with their mics and cameras on. You’ll be able to see and hear other attendees, ask content experts questions directly, and meet new people in the NESEA community. This event is almost sold out, so register now. Please note: To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

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Pro Tour: 1890s Farmhouse to Super Insulated Commercial Space

Friday, November 13, 12:30–2:30pm: This virtual Pro Tour, hosted by Garland Mill, will take a deep dive into the conversion of a 1890s farmhouse that has been transformed into a super insulated building providing space for arts and education nonprofits in Littleton, NH. This 9000 ft² building now includes a 30 kilowatt array, sub metering with a proprietary app to allow the building owner to manage peak loads, and multi-split heat pumps that allow tenants to manage energy use remotely.

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. Attendance is limited, so don't wait to register. To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

Learn More & Register

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:

Lighting Auditor & Retrofit Manager at EN-POWER GROUP

New York, NY - Based at our Midtown Manhattan office, the Lighting Auditor & Retrofit Manager develops and oversees building-wide lighting upgrade projects. Working with our small and growing lighting team, s/he conducts detailed onsite lighting audits, identifies and specifies lighting and controls upgrades, and manages all managerial and technical aspects of the project. S/he plays a central role in shaping company-wide lighting recommendations and standard practices. Learn more...

Sustainability Consultant at The Green Engineer

Concord, MA - The Green Engineer is an employee-owned MA Benefit Corporation, recognized as “Best for the World” for our environmental performance by B Lab. We are seeking a Sustainability Consultant to serve as project lead for all aspects of sustainable design consulting and the LEED /WELL/Fitwel certification process on projects ranging from small commercial tenant fit-outs to multi-million-dollar new construction projects. Learn more...

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Architecture at Keene State College

Keene, NH - The Department of Sustainable Product Design and Architecture (SPDA) at Keene State College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Architecture Program beginning August 2021 to teach courses in building science, high performance building systems, sustainable architectural design, and commercial construction. Course formats include classroom teaching, lectures, and laboratories, and working with students on applied research projects. 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.

Proposal Deadline: Triple Decker Design Challenge

Where: Online

When: Friday, November 6, 5pm

MassCEC's Triple Decker Design Challenge is soliciting proposals from design/build firms, architects, and other qualified applicants to identify replicable and scalable all-electric triple-decker energy retrofit approaches. The program seeks to set a new and scalable standard for transitioning these iconic New England dwellings into high-performing, low-carbon buildings. MassCEC will be awarding 9 winning submissions, ranging from $15,000 to $25,000, with a $10,000 People's Choice Award. Student teams are invited to compete for a winning prize of $5,000. Learn more...

Sustainable Home Tour 2020

Where: Online

When: Saturday, November 7, 10am–11:30am

Cost: Free (Donations Encouraged)

SEON's Sustainable Home Tour showcases homes and the design/construction teams whose work demonstrates a commitment to high performance building, sustainable materials, durability, indoor air quality, and renewable energy. It’s a “Show & Tell” opportunity where you’ll be taken on a virtual tour of the home and sustainable features will be highlighted. Learn about the technologies and processes that make these homes sustainable. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the builders. Learn more...

Specialized Training: Introduction to Passive House Standards

Where: Online

When: Thursday, November 12, 10am–4pm

Cost: $325

Join NAPHN and passivhausMaine for an online introductory course on Passive House Essentials. Participants will learn about the 5 basic Passive House principles, occupant benefits, major Passive House tools, delivered all through the lens of relevant case studies. This course offers 6 HSW/LU AIA credits. Learn more...

Proposal Deadline: NextGen HVAC Innovation Challenge

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, November 17

NYSERDA's NextGen HVAC funding opportunity will help develop energy efficient building technologies and new business models for New York’s building industry, in order to tackle emissions from New York’s building stock. This funding opportunity focuses on cutting edge HVAC systems. A total of $30 million has been made available for seven rounds of innovation challenges to encourage private investment and advance the next generation of HVAC systems for buildings. Learn more...

New Issue of Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Fine Homebuilding is excited to partner with NESEA to offer each NESEA Member a digital edition of FHB's magazine as a member benefit. Fine Homebuilding is committed to providing practitioners with the latest information on building residential homes, with an emphasis on craftsmanship in every issue. We hope you enjoy their most current Kitchen & Bath Issue.

Passive House Buildings Fall 2020 Issue Is Now Available

Passive House Buildings has chosen to focus its fall issue on the increasing importance of embodied carbon in the building sector. As buildings become more energy efficient, the contribution of a building’s embodied carbon to its overall emissions grows. The ambitious projects featured in this issue showcase the tactics needed to cut these emissions, including choosing materials that sequester carbon and minimizing waste through prefabrication. Read the new issue here.

UMass Amherst Offshore Wind Professional Certificate

The UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation and Clean Energy Extension offer an online professional certificate in offshore wind for professionals and grad students seeking to prepare for the industry. Registration is now open for the Spring 2021 course: Offshore Wind Energy – Environmental Impacts, Siting, Permitting, and Stakeholder Engagement. Learn more...

Construction Business Bootcamp

Where: Online

When: Tuesdays, January 12–March 2, 3:30pm–5pm

Cost: $1,200 (NESEA Members receive $100 off)

HELM Construction Solutions is excited to announce another Construction Business Bootcamp! This online course covers all the essentials of running your own construction business. Construction Business Bootcamp is designed for small business owners who are looking for a solid grounding in the basics of running a successful construction business. We welcome start-up businesses as well as folks who’ve been doing this for a long time and are looking to improve on their business systems. We developed the Bootcamp as an introduction to the most frequently asked questions we get from our consulting clients, in a format that allows us to share the knowledge and resources we’ve gained over the years with multiple companies simultaneously. Learn more...

RFP Deadline: ASES SOLAR 2021

Where: Online

When: January 15, 2021

ASES invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at ASES’s 50th national annual conference “SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future,” taking place August 3-6, 2021 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Email conference@ases.org if you have any questions. See you at #SOLAR2021Boulder! Learn more...

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