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Upcoming Events

Pro Tour: World's Tallest Infill Passive House

Friday, June 4, 12:30-2:30pm • Online • $20 • CEUs: 2 AIA LU|HSW & 2 PHI

Join us this Friday for a virtual Pro Tour of Flow Chelsea, the largest mixed-use Passive House project in midtown Manhattan and the tallest infill Passive House building in the world. This 24-story building includes 55 residential apartments, of which 17 are affordable, as well as a commercial retail space on the ground floor. The project was designed to reduce energy consumption and per capita carbon emissions while withstanding increased risks and impacts from future climate change. This project was also recognized with a NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence award.

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Pro Tour: Affordable Passive Housing & Community Facility

Friday, June 18, 12:30-2:30pm • Online • $20 • CEUs: AIA & (pending) PHIUS

This virtual Pro Tour will go behind-the-scenes with the team responsible for the Tree of Life project, a new building in Queens that will include 174 units of Passive House certified housing, a community health center, and a community facility operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica. Hear how the project team worked together to satisfy both high performance certification goals and the needs of the community the building was designed to serve. This project was recognized as a Round One Winner in NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence competition.

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Happy Hour: NESEA Board Service Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 22, 4-5pm • Online • Free

Have you ever considered serving on NESEA's Board of Directors? Do you want to know more about how our organization is led? Then this virtual happy hour is for you! Join Nominating Committee Chair Ben Southworth, Board Chair Rachel White, and other NESEA Board Members for an informal, informative conversation about serving NESEA. During this virtual happy hour (BYOB), Ben and Rachel will walk you through the board member job description and application process, share their own experiences, and answer any questions you have. This free event is open to anyone interested in learning more about NESEA Board service, and will kick-off the application process for the 2022-2025 board term, which will open this summer.

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Other NESEA News

BuildingEnergy Magazine Fall Issue: Integrated Design Process

Has an integrated design process (IDP) approach changed your work, your systems, or how you operate as a member of a project team? Then we want to hear from you! The theme of the Fall 2021 issue of BuildingEnergy magazine will be IDP. We're looking for proposals for articles that highlight process, challenges, and opportunities and the stories of interdisciplinary teams collaborating to create better projects.

There are 3 ways you can get involved with this issue of BuildingEnergy:

  1. Serve on the Editorial Committee: This committee of NESEA Members will work with staff to select content to feature. Please contact Florence MacGregor at to indicate your interest by today, June 2.
  2. Propose Content: Submit your ideas for inclusion in the magazine, which is curated, authored, and peer-reviewed by members of the NESEA community. Not every submission needs to focus exclusively on this year's theme, but proposals that can connect to IDP will be given priority in the review process. The Request for Proposals closes next Friday, June 11. Submit your proposal here (you must log in to access the form).
  3. Advertise: Advertising in BuildingEnergy magazine is a great way to share your products and services with thousands of high-performance building and renewable energy professionals across the Northeast and beyond. NESEA Business Members receive 15% off. Purchase an ad here or by contacting Ryan Dovenmuehler at

You can read past issues of BuildingEnergy magazine here.

Thank You to the BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Content Committee

Save the date for BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 (September 29 & 30, online & in NYC), and keep an eye out for this year's hybrid session lineup. We'd especially like to thank this year's Conference Chairs—Gwen McLaughlin, Adam Watson, Elizabeth Engoren, and Elihu Dietz—and the 2021 Content Committee who selected and guided this year's conference sessions.

You can learn more about all of NESEA's member committees and how to get involved with them here.

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

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Jobs Board: you can now sign up to receive notifications whenever a new job is posted. Subscribe to notifications by visiting the Jobs Board (you'll need to log in to your NESEA account first).

NESEA's Jobs Board and Resume Bank are resources for members looking for new 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:

Architectural Designer/Job Captain at AURORA Architects + Builders

Greater Boston, MA - AURORA Architects + Builders designs and builds finely crafted, planet-friendly, exceptionally livable homes. As an integral part of the design team, the Job Captain is responsible for guiding projects from pre-construction through construction completion, incorporating creative and constructible design solutions that satisfy client goals. The Job Captain will also collaborate with the construction division to provide full architectural services to our unique clients. Learn more...

High Performance Enclosures Shop Supervisor at New Energy Works

Farmington, NY - New Energy Works is adding a Fabrication Shop Supervisor/ Production Manager to assist in our transition into the semi-automated, pre-panelization enclosure market for custom homes and buildings. The emphasis, as all things New Energy Works, will be on high levels of quality components, service, energy efficiency, and sustainability in materials. Learn more...

Experienced Carpenter or Lead Carpenter at Alger Brook Design Build

South Strafford, VT - Alger Brook Design Build is a full-service construction company specializing in new homes and renovations which incorporate sustainable materials and energy efficient techniques. Alger Brook is looking for a Carpenter or Lead Carpenter with a minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on experience to join our team. Our ideal candidate is motivated, organized, and looking to grow as a leader in the high-performance residential construction industry. 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.

Solar & Energy Storage Northeast

Where: Online & Boston, MA

When: Wednesday, June 2–Thursday, June 10

Cost: $85-$199

Solar and Energy Storage Northeast was designed to serve and advance the solar+storage market by bringing together buyers and suppliers in solar and energy storage to explore business solutions, new technologies, policy initiatives, and other market factors. This event focuses on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar and energy storage development in the Northeast. Join us for the In-Person Expo in Boston (June 9-10) and for Virtual Education Sessions (June 2-3). Learn more...

RESNET HERS Rater Training

Where: Online

When: June 7–July 2

Cost: $2595 (funding available)

NEHERS offers high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast 2-3 times per year. Their hybrid HERS rater training classes have an online component, for building science theory, and a classroom component, for hands-on practical training and testing that is necessary to pass the rater exams. HERS rater training is the first step towards rater certification. This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has funds available for employee training. Learn more...

New Paradigms in Housing

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, June 8, 8:30am-9:45am

Cost: $20 with code NESEACC2021

Working as their own developer, Baystate Commons Cohousing in Malden, MA is an innovative 30-unit cohousing community and is the first of its type under Malden’s newly created Cohousing Zoning Ordinance. In this session by BSA, Anda French and representatives from Baystate Commons will discuss the finance and zoning complexities, sustainable strategies and also the misled assumptions about these communities and the possibilities to re-imagine future housing development and the client. Learn more...


Where: Online & New York, NY

When: Thursday & Friday, June 10 & 11

Cost: $150–$225

NAPHN's Passive House for All is a call to action. Our existential environmental, health, and social crises demand that we look beyond isolated symptoms and tackle interlocking systemic causes across disciplines, from buildings to communities. The event will take on the full range of specialized technical, process, and policy aspects of Passive House one can expect from a NAPHN conference – and it will challenge us to make Passive House benefits, tools, and work accessible to all, and enriched by everyone. Learn more...

Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, June 23

Cost: $55–$75

Urban Green Council's 2021 conference, Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices, will investigate how we can optimize policy and building design for climate, equity and health together—and discard paradigms that sometimes pit one against the other for compromised solutions. Experts will shed light on the aspects of public policy that are most likely to provide sustainable, equitable and healthy outcomes for all. Learn more...

High-Performance Building Podcast

Buildings and Beyond is a podcast by Steven Winter Associates that explores how we can create a more sustainable built environment by focusing on efficiency, accessibility, and health. Listen to past episodes or subscribe on your favorite podcast platform here.

We were thrilled to be featured in two of their recent episodes, Building Comradery with Steven Winter and Incorporating Home and Community in Senior Housing.

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