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Strategic Plan  Conference + Trade Show News Pro Tour News Other NESEA News Featured Jobs  Member-to-Member News

NESEA's New Strategic Plan

NESEA's Board of Directors is proud to present the organization's new strategic plan. This five-year plan reflects eight months of intensive work by NESEA’s Board of Directors and Staff to identify strategic goals and actions toward fulfilling NESEA’s mission. Learn more and read the full the strategic plan here.

We encourage you to offer feedback either online through this form (you must be logged in to access the form) or in person at BuildingEnergy Boston. NESEA's Board of Directors will be offering a Board Listening Session on Thursday from 3-4PM.

On a more personal note, NESEA's Board Chair, Phil Kaplan, has shared how this strategic plan and his involvement with NESEA feeds his desire to be a change agent during challenging times here.

Conference + Trade Show News

Register Today

BuildingEnergy Boston is Next Week!

We hope to see all of you at BuildingEnergy Boston next week. Prices go up on Monday night, so if you haven't already registered for a conference or workshop pass, don't wait!

Invite Your Colleagues to the Trade Show

Feel free to distribute the following code for a free trade show pass to your colleagues and friends: BOS17FREETRADESHOW

Remember, a trade show pass provides access to the trade show floor and most of our awesome community events, including the opening plenaries and closing forum. Unfortunately, we are not able to honor any retroactive discounts.


NESEA Night is always a highlight of BuildingEnergy Boston. It's an opportunity to unwind with fellow attendees and NESEA members over passed appetizers. Purchase your ticket today!

Kate Goldstein Scholarship Recipients Announced

Join us in congratulating the 2017 spring recipients of the Kate Goldstein Scholarship for Emerging Professionals. Shalini Gali, Sam Kapala, Mira Lieman-Sifry, Berardo Matalucci, and Ioanna Tsoulou have each been awarded a one-year NESEA membership and a one-day pass to BuildingEnergy Boston. Learn more about the history of the scholarship here.

Pro Tour News

The 2017 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series is Here!

We are excited to announce the 2017 Pro Tour Series schedule. We will be visiting 14 high-performance sites in 7 states for half-day tours hosted by the NESEA members behind the projects. Thank you to our series sponsors ZIPsystem, Zehnder, and DEAP Energy Group for their generous support of this program.

Upcoming Pro Tours:

March 31 FineHomebuilding's ZNE Teaching Home

East Greenwich, RI: This Pro Tour takes attendees into FineHomebuilding’s ProHOME, a single-family residence specifically designed as a teaching tool for builders and designers dedicated to producing quality buildings that will appeal to clients both in terms of energy performance and comfort and functionality.

Learn More & Register

April 7 Portland's First PHIUS+ Affordable Multifamily Housing

Portland, ME: Join NESEA for a tour of Bayside Anchor, a recently-completed 45-unit apartment building in downtown Portland. The building is a joint venture of the Portland Housing Authority and Avesta Housing, designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Wright-Ryan Construction. The project originated as the winning entry in “Lowering the Cost of Housing,” a 2013 national competition organized by Deutche Bank.

Learn More

Other NESEA News

2017 NESEA Award Recipients

Congratulations to Jean Carroon, recipient of the 2017 Professional Leadership Award, and to Caitriona Cooke, recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Join us in honoring them at this year's NESEA Night on March 8.

Jean Carroon is a principal at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design firm committed to building social value through a practice embracing architecture, planning and preservation. Jean’s focus is on the opportunities inherent in the stewardship and creative reuse of existing buildings to shape a healthy resilient world. Learn more...

Caitriona Cooke serves as a representative to owners during all phases of design and construction, primarily for non-profit owners and developers with an emphasis on sustainable building issues. Her responsibilities include project management and construction oversight. Learn more...

Learn more about these awards and view past recipients here.

Videos of Last Year's BuildingEnergy Boston Sessions Now Available to NESEA Members

We are excited to announce that videos of the following three 2016 BuildingEnergy Boston sessions are available for you to view:

Use the code NESEAMEMBER to access the full videos for free.

Please note: this is a pilot program for NESEA and is the first time we have made video recordings of conference sessions available to attendees. We value and welcome your feedback. If you have any questions, contact Miriam Aylward at

NESEA Team Additions

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Ziter as a MassCEC intern for the 2017 spring semester. He is currently earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from Westfield State University with a concentration in Environmental Planning.

Featured Jobs

The ability to post on NESEA's Jobs Board is a NESEA business member benefit. To post a job, click here or contact Florence MacGregor at Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Project Manager at New Ecology

Delaware - New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager in its regional office in Delaware.  The Project Manager will help owners to improve the performance, occupant health, and durability of multifamily buildings.  The work requires knowledge of green building practices and technologies, energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy strategies, and building science. Learn more...

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.

Passive House Book Release Party

When: March 7, 6:45-8:45PM (Right after and across the street from BuildingEnergy Boston!)

Where: Boston, MA

Cost: $40

Join us for dinner and the book release party for Passive Houses of New England (title to be confirmed.) The Passive House groups from Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts collaborated to publish this collection of high performance projects from our region.

Guests can enjoy a tasty taco buffet and cash bar at Rosa Mexicano, across the street from the Seaport World Trade Center, following the BuildingEnergy Boston Welcome Reception. Learn more...

Sustainability Summit at New York Build

When: March 15-16

Where: New York, NY

Cost: Free

Secure your free pass here.

The show is a large-scale Conference, Exhibition and Networking event, taking place as part of New York Build, your ticket will allow you access to all feature areas of the show including:

  • Over 70 Conference Presentations and 22 hours of AIA CES training workshops
  • Free to Attend Networking Parties
  • Women in Construction Networking Session and Panel Discussion
  • 150 Booth Exhibition
  • 7 Dedicated Summits: A wide range of conference sessions focusing on the very latest industry developments in Sustainability, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Health & Safety, Government Policy, Digital Construction and Architecture.

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

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

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