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Conference News

BuildingEnergy Boston Early Bird Pricing Ends Monday!

BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 will take place as an in-person conference at the Westin Boston Seaport District on Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1. You can start exploring the preliminary session lineup now.

Health & Safety: We have developed a set of policies to support the health and safety of all attendees. We have also instituted a new refund policy for this year's conference: If you are unable to attend because of exposure to or concerns about COVID-19, you may cancel your registration and receive a full refund or credit for a future event.

With member pricing, an early bird pass is $517.50 (log in to your NESEA account to receive member pricing). See all pricing info, including 1-day passes and special pricing, here. Early bird ends on Monday, January 10, so don't wait to register!

Register Here

Reserve a Room & Offset Your Carbon Footprint!

We are partnering with TripZero to offer you the best hotel rates while helping to offset the carbon footprint created by conference travel. NESEA's room block at the Westin expires February 7, but it may sell out sooner, so make your reservation now through our secure portal.

Book a Room

Showcase Your Business on the Trade Show Floor

This year's trade show floor is filling up! Ensure that your business receives maximum exposure to attendees by securing your spot today. Contact Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14 or view our Sponsor Packet to learn more about sponsoring and exhibiting.

Volunteer at BuildingEnergy Boston

As a NESEA Member, you can apply to volunteer at BuildingEnergy Boston. We use a work-exchange model: in exchange for working during part of the conference, you get to attend part of the conference for free. You can read more about the volunteer program and find a link to the application here.

Other NESEA News

The Latest Digital Issue of BuildingEnergy Magazine is Now Available

The Fall 2021 digital issue of BuildingEnergy magazine is here! The theme of this issue is integrated design process (IDP). Articles highlight process, challenges, opportunities, and the stories of interdisciplinary teams collaborating to create better projects. Start reading here. You can also view past issues of BuildingEnergy here.

Start Reading

2021 Board Election Results

The results of NESEA's 2021 Board of Directors election are in! You voted to re-elect Betsy Glynn (BlueWave Solar), Andrew Webster (studioWEBSTER), and Rachel White (Byggmeister) and to welcome Arnold Sapenter (Arnold Sapenter Consulting) as our newest board member.

We would also like to express our gratitude to outgoing board member Nancy Ludwig, President at ICON Architecture, for her service to NESEA.

Welcome to Our Newest Member Organizations

To see all member organizations, visit NESEA's Business Member Directory. Learn more about business, academic, and non-profit/government 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:

Chief Executive Officer at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Boston, MA - The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (“CEO”) of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”) leads the organization in its efforts to grow the clean energy economy and workforce in MA, accelerate the innovations in climate solutions critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, and advances MAs’ international climate and clean energy leadership. The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (“EEA”) in developing the strategy for the organization, setting goals and measuring progress. Learn more...

Architectural Designer at Simons Architects

Portland, ME - Simons Architects is an innovative, high-performance design studio located in Portland, Maine that values excellent design, teamwork, attention to detail, hard work, and creative problem-solving. We believe that well-designed buildings do more than resolve spatial programs; they enhance the human experience.. Learn more...

Construction Coordinator at Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Northampton, MA - Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity (PVHH) builds strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership in Franklin and Hampshire Counties in western MA. Habitat is a housing ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership opportunities. This is accomplished by working in partnership with diverse people, from all walks of life, to build simple, decent, affordable housing.  Our local Habitat tries to incorporate many sustainable practices into our construction process and builds all new homes to ENERGY STAR standards. 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.

Boost Opportunities for Students of Color in Your Field:
Host a Summer Intern

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is recruiting and supporting students of color through their Summer Internship Program. Massachusetts-based NESEA Members working in high performance building can get reimbursed $16/hr from MassCEC to offset some of the cost of employing a summer intern.

MassCEC is seeking architecture and green building consulting firms interested in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to apply before February 1. Paired interns and firms will get support through DEI training, special networking, and mentoring throughout the summer. To learn more, contact Beverly Craig ( and Nicole Duffe (

Construction Business Bootcamp

When: Tuesdays, January 11–March 8, 3:30pm–5pm

Where: Online

Cost: $1,500 (scholarships available)

Get a fresh start in the new year by making time to step away from your day-to-day tasks and focus on the big picture of how and why you run your business. Join HELM Construction Solutions as we kick off 2022 with our Construction Business Bootcamp. This 8-week online course covers all the essentials of running your own construction business. With our focus on the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet and Prosperity), the consulting team at HELM is ready to help you assess where your company is today, create a vision for the future, and take action to make your business more efficient, productive, and profitable. Learn more...

QGIS for ALL: From LiDAR to Topos With QGIS

When: January 13, 20, & 27 (three consecutive Thursdays), 3pm–4:30pm

Where: Online

Cost: $200

Understanding the lay of the land is an essential first step in many architecture, landscape design, and planning projects. In this 3-session workshop by The Conway School participants will learn how to use the free mapping software QGIS to create contour maps that are usable on various platforms such as CAD. Small scale designers, architects, planners who want to do quick grading studies of an area, and anyone who wants to use this free software to better understand or shape a landscape, are all welcome in this course. Participants should have a basic knowledge of mapping software. Learn more...

RESNET HERS Rater Training - Winter 2022

When: January 17–February 11

Where: Online

Cost: $2,595 (Funding Available)

NEHERS is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast and has contracted with Performance Systems Development (PSD) to run our Winter 2022 training. We offer a comprehensive training package that includes everything a student needs to be well prepared to become a HERS rater. Our hybrid HERS rater training classes have an online component, which includes all of the building science theory, and a classroom component, which includes all of the hands-on practical training and testing that is necessary to pass the rater exams. Due to Covid-19, the classroom component will be conducted live over distance learning. Learn more...

Net-Zero Cities by 2030: Smart City Lab

When:  January 31, February 2, & February 4, 11am–1pm

Where: Online

Cost: $1,300

This program by Harvard University Graduate School of Design Executive Education is designed for leading executives, investors and change leaders seeking rapid climate action and 10X results. Each session provides an engaged introduction to strategies, tools and leadership for bold climate innovation from leading experts, with an overall emphasis on how cities can leverage existing data sources to create digital twin cities and use their insights to help reach sustainable development goals. Learn more...

Better Buildings By Design

When: February 2–3

Where: South Burlington, VT

Cost: $100–$400

Better Buildings by Design is the region's premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. This annual not-for-profit conference sponsored by Efficiency Vermont brings together top talent in building technology and design from across the country, and helps keep Vermont-area professionals at the forefront of their fields. The 2022 conference theme is Pathways to Decarbonization. Learn more...

Offshore Wind Professional Certificate: Spring 2022 Online Course & Scholarship Announcement

The UMass Amherst 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 2022 course, and applications are open for the UMass Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship. Learn more...

Congratulations to the 2021 PHIUS Design Competition Winners

The 2021 PHIUS design competition recognized this year's winners at the annual Design Awards ceremony during PhiusCon 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. Now in its seventh year, this juried competition recognizes exemplary passive building projects of all types and climate zones. Congratulations to the many NESEA Members who were recognized for their award winning projects. See all the winners here.

Featured Member Benefit

Special Pricing for Student, Academic, & Emerging Professional Members

In order to make our conferences accessible to a wider audience, NESEA offers discounted pricing to members at the student, academic, and emerging professional (EP) levels. A student/academic pass to BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 is $300 and an EP pass is $350. These passes give you access to all sessions, workshops, and networking events at the in-person conference on February 28 & March 1, as well as to the virtual pre-conference showcase on February 15.

You must be logged in as a current student, academic, or EP member to access this pricing. Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor at

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

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