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Pro Tour News

Virtual Pro Tour: Campus Built for LBC Certification

Friday, January 29, 12:30–2:30pm: Join NESEA for the first virtual Pro Tour of 2021, hosted by Kaplan Thompson Associates and featuring a recently completed non-profit campus built for Living Building Challenge certification. The project team will be sharing the key strategies used in pursuit of the certification, including materials selection, mechanical systems, and the design and construction approach.

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. There are a limited number of tickets available, so don't wait to register. To receive member pricing, you must log in to your NESEA account.

Learn More & Register

Propose a Virtual Pro Tour!

We are accepting proposals for our spring virtual Pro Tour series, which will run from February to May. In-person events are on-hold, but we've translated this program into a virtual format that preserves its key elements: deep dives with interdisciplinary project teams and interaction with speakers and other attendees.

While we accept proposals for any relevant projects in the Northeast, we are particularly interested in those that include a diverse project team in terms of race, age, gender, and other identity markers as well as projects that connect to themes of racial and social justice.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, January 22. Contact Florence MacGregor at (413) 774-6051 ext. 10 or with questions.

Learn More & Submit

Join the Advisory Committee

We are recruiting a small group of NESEA Members to serve on the Pro Tour Advisory Committee. The committee will vet the proposals and make recommendations for which projects to feature. To apply to join the committee, please email Florence MacGregor at by January 12.

Conference News

Share Your Vision for BuildingEnergy NYC

Online, February 4, 2–4pm: Share your ideas and vision for BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 at the BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Open Planning Meeting! Join Co-Chairs Adam Watson and Gwen McLaughlin in an interactive discussion to begin planning the 2021 event. We want to know:

  • What specific skills, knowledge, and innovative solutions are most needed?
  • How can we more quickly integrate techniques that mitigate climate change into our practices?
  • What session topics and speakers would create extraordinary learning for you and your colleagues?

You'll also learn how you can become a member of the formal Content Committee and help take this year's conference content to the next level. Register here.

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Pre-Conference Webinar Series

As a proud sponsor of BuildingEnergy Boston, Daikin is pleased to present a 4-part, pre-conference webinar series, Technologies that Improve the Air We Live In. Join us for the first webinar, What Does Air Intelligence Really Mean?, next Tuesday, January 12 at 12pm. This webinar is free of charge and offers credits from AIA, BPI, and GBCI.

The webinar will begin by addressing the question "What is air intelligence?" We'll then look at solutions to help detect, visualize, and improve common indoor air quality issues in both residential and commercial settings, including airborne particles, carbon dioxide, odors and gases, formaldehyde, ozone, and humidity control.

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Next Up in the Series...

Part 2: Tuesday, February 9, 12-1pm
Making a Difference in Single Family Home Design

Part 3: Tuesday, March 9, 12-1pm
Daikin & Multifamily: There Is a Better Way!

Part 4: Tuesday, April 13, 12-1pm
Why Daikin Is a Leader in the Commercial HVAC Building Sector

Other NESEA News

Board Election Results

The results of NESEA's 2020 Board of Directors election are in! You voted to re-elect Loic Chappoz (NYSERDA) and Kate Stephenson (HELM Construction Solutions) and to welcome Arlen Li (HGA), Andrea Mancino (Bright Power), and Daphany Sanchez (Kinetic Communities) as new board members.

We would also like to express our gratitude to our outgoing board members Saheel Chandrani (Honeywell), Phil Kaplan (Kaplan Thompson Architects), and Fortunat Mueller (ReVision Energy) for their service to NESEA's mission.

The Power of Mentorship

Has a mentor made a major impact on your career? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

NESEA is currently working with partner organizations to design an immersive, year-long fellowship program grounded in a mentorship model. To support this effort, please consider answering a few questions about your experience with formal or informal professional mentors. The survey will close on January 15.

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.

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 Science Consultant at Steven Winter Associates

Norwalk, CT - Steven Winter Associates is seeking a professional to support green and high-performance residential building design and construction. They will review drawings and specifications, perform analysis, make recommendations, educate other professionals, inspect construction, and test buildings. Work includes performing ratings under green building certification programs including HERS, ENERGY STAR, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, National Green Building Standard, and net-zero-energy standards, as well as local codes and incentive programs. Learn more...

Energy Modeler at Bright Power

New York, NY/Remote - Bright Power is seeking a highly organized, dedicated, and detail-oriented Energy Modeler to join our New Construction team. Energy Modelers perform energy modeling and appropriate simulations of ground-up new construction and building rehabilitation projects. Through energy modeling, the Energy Modeler leads the charge in assessing opportunities to optimize design, as well as identify any major areas of potential excessive energy usage. Learn more...

Lead Carpenter at steveworks LLC

Newton, MA - steveworks is seeking a Lead Carpenter with at least 10 years of carpentry experience to join our team. This is a tool-belt-on position that will lead the on-site crew. Our residential remodeling projects exemplify quality, craftsmanship, durability, value and sustainability. We believe supporting our employees, clients and the environment are integral to the success of our company and community. We are committed to diversity, inclusion and creating a team that makes you want to come to work every day! 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.

Triple Decker Design Challenge Online Event

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, January 13, 6pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free

As the Commonwealth strives to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goal, it is necessary to retrofit triple deckers to assist in emissions reduction. MassCEC’s Triple Decker Design Challenge resulted in 13 proposals for all-electric energy retrofits of these buildings. MassCEC is “getting out the vote” for the $10,000 People’s Choice Award, which is determined by a popular vote. Voting is open until January 19th. Join the Boston Society for Architecture and MassCEC on January 13 to learn more about the proposals submitted. Learn more...

Survey Deadline: Decarbonizing New York City Offices

Where: Online

When: Friday, January 15

Are you part of NYC’s commercial real estate industry? If so, Building Energy Exchange needs your feedback! They are helping NYC reach its climate goals and prioritize the city’s health along the way through a two-year initiative launched by NYSERDA to help tenants and building owners save money, create sustainable and healthy workplaces, meet environmental and public health regulations, and reduce carbon emissions.

The survey will remain open through January 15th. Learn more here.

RFP Deadline: ASES SOLAR 2021

Where: Online

When: Friday, January 15

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 if you have any questions. See you at #SOLAR2021Boulder! Learn more...

Submission Deadline: PropTech Challenge 2020 Tenant Energy Data

Where: Online

When: Friday, February 12

NYSERDA is excited to present an additional category for the 2020 PropTech Challenge. This year’s Tenant Energy Data category is a data science competition accepting applications until Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:59PM ET.

The Tenant Energy Data category is designed to improve understanding of the drivers of electricity consumption within sub-metered office space in NYC. This category provides real world consumption data from a single large office tenant in Midtown Manhattan along with some building-wide data. Participants will respond to problem statements by uploading output from predictive models and linking to publicly available submission overview videos. Learn more...

Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design

Where: Online

When: March 1–April 22

Cost: $4,000 (NESEA Members receive $250 off)

NESEA Members get $250 off tuition on Yestermorrow’s spring Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design class, held online. Through lecture, case study, demonstration, hands-on testing, and design exercises, students will gain a firm grasp of the science behind building performance and begin to explore how to design in accordance with the laws of physics and the forces of nature.

Apply for the discount here. Once accepted, you can register online and indicate that you are a NESEA Member; the discount will then be automatically applied.

Featured Member Benefit

Find A Member

NESEA's Member Directory makes it easy for you to connect with others in our community. This members-only resource allows you to display your professional bio, photo, and LinkedIn account.

To view the directory and update your profile, log in or create your NESEA account. Questions? Visit our account FAQ page or contact Katie Schendel, Membership Manager, at

Please note: Listings for business/academic member companies/organizations are located separately in NESEA's Business Member Directory.

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

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