In This Issue

Upcoming Events NESEA News Jobs Board Community News Featured Benefit

Upcoming Events

Election: Cast Your Vote for NESEA's Board of Directors

As a current NESEA Member, you can vote for the professionals who represent you on the Board of Directors. This year, 9 NESEA Members are running for 4 open seats on the board. Our membership will elect 3 individuals, and the Board will then appoint 1 additional individual.

Voting closes on Friday, November 19. Meet the candidates here, and cast your vote here (Note: this link is unique to you - please do not share it).

Cast Your Vote

Info Session: NESEA's Workforce Development & Mentorship Initiatives

When: Friday, November 5, 12pm–1pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Join us for this informal lunchtime conversation to learn how you and your company can become involved with NESEA's efforts to support the next generation of building professionals. We’re designing two programs to connect the emerging workforce to our network of practitioners through mentorship, job shadowing, project visits, and more.

Register Here

Deadline: Join the BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Advisory Committee

The request for BuildingEnergy Pro Tour proposals will be opening soon! We are currently recruiting a small group of NESEA Members to serve on the Pro Tour Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will work together to vet proposals for Pro Tours and make recommendations for which projects to include in the 2022 schedule. By serving on this committee, you can help to shape the upcoming series, which we are planning as a mix of in-person and virtual events.

To apply to join the committee, please email Florence MacGregor at by Friday, November 5.


FY21 Annual Report:
Strategic Planning – The Quinquennial

From NESEA's Executive Director, Miriam Aylward:

quinquennial | adjective kwin-ˈkwe-nē-əl
1: consisting of or lasting for five years
2: occurring or being done every five years

A lot can happen in five years. Children can be born and start attending school, U.S. presidents can commence and complete their terms, and communities can wrestle with and reinvent what it means to foster connection in a time of physical separation. At NESEA, five years is the interval at which we reassess our strategic priorities and this year, we began anew. Read the full report...

Welcome to Our Newest Business Member

  • Red Sequoia, Randolph, NJ – Red Sequoia helps sustainable and purpose-driven companies achieve their online business goals. As a full service digital agency, we engage our time and talents to help our clients achieve positive social and environmental change.

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 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 and sign up to be notified when new jobs are posted on the Jobs Board. 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:

Senior Passive House/Building Systems Engineer/Consultant at Steven Winter Associates

New York, NY - Steven Winter Associates is seeking a motivated, organized, and dedicated Engineer/Consultant to learn, grow, and thrive with us. The ideal candidate should be passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable about high-performance buildings, in particular Passive House. Certified professionals in International or US standards are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work directly with clients as well as perform modeling and conduct field inspections. Learn more...

Lead Project Architect at New Energy Works

Farmington, NY - We’re a timber frame and high-performance enclosure company looking for an Architect to join our passionate and creative team in Farmington, NY. This role will be a leader in our architectural design efforts with special focus on creating high-performance, highly crafted homes. You will interface between various teams and be client-facing. Learn more...

Experienced Carpenter at Byggmeister

Newton, MA - Byggmeister is a worker-owned, woman-led design-build remodeling firm that is striving to be an exemplary steward of Boston-area homes. Our mission (and passion) is to design and renovate homes that are livable, functional, comfortable, beautiful, and environmentally responsible. We are an innovative and experienced team that embraces continuous learning and strives for excellence in everything we do. 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.

PHMA's Passive House Symposium 2021

When: Wednesday, November 3, 9am–5pm

Where: Online

Cost: $50–$160

Join Passive House Massachusetts at their 2021 virtual symposium as they take a deep-dive look at how Passive House + Renewables = Net Zero Energy. Featuring live sessions with Q&A, discussion boards and chat rooms, virtual networking, and more. Discounts available for students and non-profits. Learn more...

NEWIEE Annual Meeting and Fall Fete

When: Wednesday, November 3, 4pm–6pm

Where: Online

Cost: $20-$40

New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) is delighted to welcome Dr. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer of Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology startup incubator in North America, as its special guest speaker for their Annual Meeting and Fall Fête. Emily will share her broad perspectives on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland and the exciting news of Greentown Labs' expansion to Houston, Texas. The discussion will be facilitated by Alicia Barton, CEO of FirstLight Power. After the discussion, we will break out into small groups for networking! Learn more...

Deadline: SOLAR 2022 Request for Proposals

When: Monday, November 15

Where: Online

Cost: Free

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the next National Solar Conference, “SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice” taking place June 21-24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SOLAR 2022 will elevate public, institutional, and governmental awareness of the large role solar energy is playing in the U.S. energy landscape. We must ensure that access to and the benefits from clean energy will be enjoyed by all communities, especially those that have been denied those benefits in the past. Learn more...

Deadline: Call For Papers & Ideas for PH2022

When: Wednesday, December 1

Where: Online

Cost: Free

We're at a decisive moment. How can our building industry, our communities, financial institutions and everyday building occupants drive transformational change? If you’re an architect, engineer, builder, consultant, owner, lender, policymaker, community activist, or simply a concerned person, The Passive House Network invites you to submit your ideas and your proposals for topics, speakers, and formats for their 2022 Passive House conference. Learn more...

HELM Awarded VBSR 2021 Innovation and Inspiration Award

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has honored HELM Construction Solutions with the VBSR 2021 Innovation and Inspiration Award. The award is given annually to a Vermont business who has recently accomplished an innovative and/or inspirational achievement with not only economic impact but social or environmental impact. Read more...

Survey: NYSERDA Study on Non-Equipment Costs

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is conducting a study to understand more about non-equipment costs affecting energy efficiency projects in NY state. By providing your responses, you will help NYSERDA better understand the market and advance energy-efficient technologies in NY state.

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will remain open until November 19. We are offering a $25 gift card to contractors who qualify and complete the survey. Information will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law; NYSERDA’s analysis will use only summary data and will not identify individual respondents or companies.

To complete the survey, please email to Mark Janett from the Cadmus Group, the firm conducting this study on behalf of NYSERDA, who will provide you with a survey link based on the type of work you complete. If you have questions about the validity of this research, please feel free to contact Tricia Gonzales from NYSERDA.

Update from Marc Rosenbaum

Here is an update from NESEA Lifetime Member Marc Rosenbaum:

Hi NESEA Friends – I've left South Mountain Company and am back at the Energysmiths lemonade stand! Areas of assistance are enclosure design, conceptual mechanical systems, energy modeling, sizing PV systems for net zero projects, building forensics, and helping people and organizations with decarbonization of buildings, embodied and operational. – Marc

You can reach out to Marc through his website.

Featured Member Benefit

Vote in NESEA's Board Elections!

One of your benefits as a NESEA Member is the opportunity to vote for the professionals who represent you on the Board of Directors. As a reminder, voting for the 2021 Board of Directors election closes on Friday, November 19. Meet the candidates and find your unique voting link in the first part of this email.

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

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
20 Federal St., Ste. 8
Greenfield, MA 01301-3324
United States

Click here to unsubscribe from NESEA Member communications

Click here to update your email preferences

Click here to unsubscribe from all NESEA emails