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Upcoming Events Other NESEA News Jobs Board Community News Featured Benefit

Upcoming Events

Planning Meeting: BuildingEnergy NYC Open Planning Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 23, 4pm–5:30pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Share your vision for BuildingEnergy NYC 2022 and help to shape this year's event by attending our Open Planning Meeting! The meeting will be interactive and paced to allow thoughtful conversation with other professionals from around the Northeast. We will be discussing questions such as:

  • What new skills, knowledge, and solutions are most needed in the field today?
  • How can we step up our game to meet new challenges and opportunities?
  • What session topics and speakers would create an extraordinary learning experience at the BuildingEnergy conference?

You'll also learn how you can become a member of the Content Committee, which reviews session proposals and guides their development into high-quality sessions. The planning meeting is open to all – NESEA Membership is not required to register.

Register Here

Pro Tour: Passive House Retrofit of a Brooklyn Carriage House

When: Friday, March 25, 2pm–5:30pm

Where: Brooklyn, NY

CEUs: PHIUS & AIA pending

Cost: $25 for NESEA Members, $35 for Non-Members

Join NESEA for the first BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of 2022, an in-person event featuring a Passive House retrofit of an 1800s Brooklyn Heights carriage house. You'll learn about the key goals of this renovation, including historic preservation and improving environmental performance.

The project team will walk attendees through the process of restoring the front façade of the historic house, increasing square footage in the cellar and on the roof, and connecting the multiple floors via a sculptural wood stair that sits below a large skylight, allowing light to pour through the center of the home. Attendees will also learn about the home’s energy systems and the specific considerations of bringing a historic home to Passive House standards.

Note: In accordance with NESEA’s in-person event policy, attendees of this Pro Tour will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will also require masks when inside except when eating or drinking.

Learn More & Register

Conference: BuildingEnergy NYC 2022

When: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Where: New York, NY (Convene Park Avenue)

Save the date for BuildingEnergy NYC 2022, which will be held on Thursday, September 15 in Midtown Manhattan. The trade show floor is expected to sell out quickly, so if you are interested in exhibiting, contact Miriam Aylward at maylward@nesea.org to reserve your spot today!

Mark Your Calendar

Other NESEA News

Thank You for Another Amazing BuildingEnergy Boston

It was thrilling and inspiring to have the NESEA community convene in person last week at BuildingEnergy Boston for the first time since 2019! View photos from the event here.

Thank you to this year's sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and Content Committee, especially to Conference Chairs Anna Heath and Christopher Nielson, and Vice-Chairs Dave Boettcher and Megan Nedzinski, for making this year's event possible.

NESEA Team Updates

We're Hiring!

Spread the word! NESEA is hiring a Program Manager who is passionate about the ability of events to bring people together and create community. The ideal candidate does not need to have a background in high performance building or building science, but should have a background that includes event planning, especially multiple small events throughout the year. They will provide planning, logistical, and on-site event support to multiple NESEA programs, especially BuildingEnergy Pro Tours and BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines. The Program Manager also provides administrative assistance for conferences, BuildingEnergy magazine, and the Emerging Professionals program. Learn more...

Staff Transition

Please join us in wishing Robert Weiss all the best as he departs from NESEA. Robert has been an invaluable addition to the NESEA team over the past 2 years as Program & Event Coordinator, and we are extremely grateful for his contributions!

Welcome to Our Newest Member Organizations

See all member organizations on 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 those looking for new jobs or to recruit new talent. The Jobs Board is available for anyone to search. Members seeking jobs can post to our Resume Bank. Member organizations can post open positions on the Jobs Board and search the Resume Bank for new hires. Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Building Scientist at Building Evolution Corporation

Worcester, MA - BEC is looking for a fun, hardworking, self-directed, and aspiring individual with a passion for building performance to join our team and be a part of its growth. The Building Scientist is an “all around” leader on our team and will exhibit strong communication skills, technical skills, self-management, client relationship management, and project management. Learn more...

MEP Designer and Energy Specialist at Bensonwood

Walpole, NH - Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and panelized homes as well as light commercial projects. They are seeking a MEP Designer and Energy Specialist to support project managers, architects, and engineers with energy analysis and MEP/HVAC design through all stages of project development, as well as R&D efforts throughout the company. This position will also consult with clients and sub-contractors to recommend high performance systems and assemblies. Learn more...

Lead Solar Installer at SunBug Solar

Woburn (Eastern MA) - SunBug Solar is a top-quality solar energy provider, headquartered in Arlington, MA, with over a decade of experience delivering high-quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service to businesses, residents, non-profits, and landowners throughout the Northeast. As an integral member of the installation crew, the ideal candidate will lead and work cooperatively with other team members to successfully complete high-quality installations of energy products safely and on time. Our solar installers are comfortable working on roofs of varying pitches during all seasons. Learn more...

Community News & Events

We’d like to help spread the word about upcoming member events and news items. Members can submit news items via this form or post events to our community event calendar, and we’ll try to include them in the next NESEA Monthly.

How to Manage Moisture in Old Basements

When: Wednesday, March 9, 7pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Join Fernando Pagés Ruiz, Guy de Verges, Lance Lang, and Andrew Zoellner in this roundtable seminar by Fine Homebuilding discussing basement waterproofing methods for old homes. Water and moisture problems are common in many basements, but if you’ve lived in a pre-1950s home with a concrete-block or natural-stone foundation, you may know those problems better than most. In this webinar, our panelists will discuss mitigating moisture and waterproofing issues in basements and crawlspaces. Learn more...

Climate Action Film Festival 2022

When: Wednesday-Thursday, March 16 -17, 7pm-8:30pm

Where: Online

Cost: Sliding Scale

CAFF brings together changemakers, filmmakers, and communities for two nights of powerful climate action stories and exclusive Q&A panels with filmmakers and activists. If you can't make it, all ticket holders will have access to the streams to rewatch them anytime through Sunday, March 27th. One ticket gets you access to both nights of streaming action. You choose your ticket price, and all proceeds benefit our partners 350 Vermont and NY Renews. Learn more...

50 Years of Sustainability: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

When: Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

To celebrate its 50th year in business, Steven Winter Associates (SWA) is partnering with Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) to present 50 years of past and future sustainability in the NYC area. In-person tickets are sold out, but you can join online for a series of presentations from local industry professionals sharing their perspectives of past and future sustainability initiatives and accomplishments. Learn more...

NEWIEE’s 11th Annual Awards Gala

When: Thursday, April 28, 6pm-9pm

Where: Boston, MA

Cost: $200-$300

New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE)'s 11th Annual Awards Gala will celebrate the accomplishments of women in the energy and environment fields! The Gala draws professionals (women and men) from across New England for an inspirational evening celebrating four awardees, distinguished women from New England who have driven change. The evening includes networking opportunities both before and after a seated dinner and the Gala program. This is an evening not to be missed! Learn more...

RESNET HERS Rater Training - Summer 2022

When: June 6–July 1

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 Summer 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...

Featured Member Benefit

Participate on Member Committees

The content of NESEA's programs is driven by volunteer committees of NESEA Members. These committees perform a variety of functions, from selecting projects to be featured in our BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series to developing conference sessions and selecting speakers. You can learn more about our member committees here.

We'd especially like to thank our BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 Content Committee who selected and guided this year's conference sessions.

We are currently seeking members to join the following committees:

  • BuildingEnergy Magazine Editorial Committee, which helps select content for the next issue of BuildingEnergy magazine. Contact Florence MacGregor at fmacgregor@nesea.org to learn more.
  • BuildingEnergy NYC 2022 Content Committee, which selects and develops the session lineup for the BuildingEnergy NYC. Attend the virtual Open Planning Meeting on March 23 to learn more.

View all individual, business, academic, & non-profit/government NESEA Member benefits. Questions about NESEA Membership? Contact Katie Schendel at kschendel@nesea.org.

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