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Conference + Trade Show News

BuildingEnergy Boston Early Bird Pricing Ends 1/19

This year's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is packed with a diverse and high-profile set of speakers and exhibitors, including Wednesday's opening plenary speaker, Craig Jones.

Register by January 19 to receive up to $150 off.

We believe that providing access to this incredible content is more important than ever before. We have therefore lowered early bird pricing substantially to enable as many people to attend as possible.

Register Today

Need a Place to Stay?

Take advantage of NESEA's discounted room block at the Seaport Hotel (directly across the street from the conference center) for the price of $209/night (plus tax). Book a room online by Friday, February 3.

Exhibit at BuildingEnergy Boston

With only one booth left on the main aisle, the BuildingEnergy Boston trade show floor is filling up quickly. Reserve your booth today by contacting Zach Bitzer at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 15. NESEA members receive the best prices on exhibiting.

Sponsor a Student at BuildingEnergy Boston

BE the Future is a scholarship initiative that provides interested students with an on-ramp to NESEA. Students receive a one-day pass to BuildingEnergy Boston and a one-year NESEA membership. Each student is sponsored by a committed NESEA member like you. We have secured funding for 36 students, but 20 applicants have yet to be sponsored. All it takes is a commitment of $250 to bring a student into this thriving community. If you are interested, email Jennifer Marrapese at with the subject line "BE the Future: I'm In."

Pro Tour News

Welcome to Our 2017 Series Sponsors

We'd like to welcome and thank our 2017 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series sponsors. You can expect to meet representatives from their companies at most if not all of this year's Pro Tours.

Become a 2017 Series Sponsor

It's not too late to become a 2017 series sponsor. These sponsorships give you unparalleled face time with more than 600 professionals and practitioners at 12+ events throughout the year. View the 2017 Pro Tour Sponsorship Package or contact Miriam Aylward at for more information.

Other NESEA News

New Year, New Look: Changes to NESEA.ORG

You may have noticed that looks a bit different lately. We have restructured our website menu and redesigned many of our landing pages to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. We will continue to roll out small changes throughout 2017, so stay tuned!

2 Spots Available in Newest Bottom Lines Group

There are still two spots available in the newest BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines group, which will hold its first meeting in February. If you are interested in joining, please visit or contact Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14.

This new group will be facilitated by Michael Bruss, a long-time NESEA member and the outgoing chair of NESEA's Board of Directors.

Nomination Period is Open for 2017 NESEA Awards

The deadline for nominations is January 30.

Distinguished Service Award: Since 1993, NESEA's annual Distinguished Service Award has recognized a NESEA member who has made a significant contribution to the organization. Click here to submit a nomination, learn more about the award, and view a list of previous winners.

Professional Leadership Award: In 2010, NESEA launched its annual Professional Leadership Award, given to someone who demonstrates exemplary professional practice and exceptional humanity. Click here to submit a nomination, learn more about the award, and view a list of previous winners.

Thank You to All Who Donated!

With the help of almost 100 donors, we raised a record-breaking $22,000 this holiday season and are expecting donations to continue rolling in over next few months. These funds will help us sustain and grow many of our amazing programs and initiatives over the coming year. Thank you!

And remember, it's not too late to donate!

Member-to-Member News

We’d like to help spread the word about upcoming member events and news items. Use this form to let us know about your event/news and we’ll include it in the next Members Monthly.

Sustainability Summit at New York Build

The Sustainability Summit 2017 (March 15 & 16 at the Javits Center) is a large-scale conference, exhibition, and networking event connecting decision makers, influencers and those exploring sustainability across the built environment, looking to build better communities, and share information. Register for your free ticket today!

Speakers include: New York Passive House, US Green Building Council, Dattner Architects, Earth Day Initiative, Ergodyne, New York City District Council of Carpenters, MACE, OSHA and many more.

NESEA members receive 10% off exhibit space at the Sustainability Summit. To take advantage of this offer, contact Kate Skinner at and mention the code KS1503.

SEON to Offer Workshop on Heating Systems

When: January 19, 2017

Where: Brattleboro, VT

Cost: $150, $100 for SEON members

The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) will deliver a full-day workshop on “Cold Climate Heat Pumps, Pellet Boilers & Other Renewable Thermal Heating Systems.”  The course will be taught by NESEA Member Bart Bales of Bales Energy Associates. 6.5 AIA Contact Hours, 6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units, and 3.25 BPI CEUs are available. Learn more here.

New York Passive House 2017 Conference & Expo Call for Papers

Need a 2017 New Year's Resolution? Here's one—present at the largest Passive House conference in New York!

If you are doing great work that will contribute to the advancement of Passive House, consider making a submission or two. With strong community participation, this will be the best Passive House conference yet.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 30th, 2017.

ISES Solar Energy & Solar Age Journals Available

NESEA Member John Powell is offering a "nearly" complete collection of ISES Solar Energy and Solar Age journals as well as numerous conference proceedings from early 80’s, various related documents, and white papers. The documents are free except for shipping charges, which must be prepaid. Contact John for more information at

First Full CLT Building to be Built in NY by New Energy Works

NESEA Member New Energy Works Timberframers is building the first complete Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) project in New York State. They will be raising the timber frame and flying the CLT panels the week of January 23, 2017 at their headquarters in Farmington, NY. The company sees CLTs as the wave of the future as the opportunities with CLTs are abundant for businesses and housing and offer dramatic environmental benefits. If you are interested in attending the raising contact them at or visit their website.

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

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