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Conference + Trade Show News Upcoming Pro Tours Strategic Plan Highlight Other NESEA News Featured Jobs  Member-to-Member News

Conference + Trade Show News

Another Incredible Year!

With more than 2,300 attendees, this year's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show was one of the most diverse & thought-provoking to date. Between the opening reception on Tuesday and the closing forum on Thursday, thousands of longtime NESEA community members and many newcomers came together to learn from experts, improve their practices, and form new business connections and friendships. To access slide presentations from the conference, click here.

See You in 2018!

Save the date for next year's BuildingEnergy Boston, March 6-8.

  • Interested in presenting? The RFP process will be open from May 30 to June 30. Stay tuned.
  • Want to help plan next year's event? Contact Miriam Aylward for more information on NESEA-member planning committees.
  • Interested in exhibiting? You can view next year's trade show map here—many prime spots have already been sold! Contact Zach Bitzer for more information.
Submit a Proposal

The Call for Conference Session Proposals is Now Open

The RFP process for this year's BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show will be open through April 20. Successful proposals will present innovative ideas and materials and include rich data. Submit proposals using this form and encourage colleagues to do the same.

Get Involved

Spots are still available on the 2017 BuildingEnergy NYC Planning Committee. Contact Miriam Aylward for more information.

Upcoming Pro Tours

April 21 18th Century Building Retrofitted for LBC

Williamstown, MA: Tour an academic center built to the stringent standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) at Williams College. This project combines new-construction with a deep energy retrofit of a 1793 college building. It is operating the first licensed rainwater collection and treatment system in MA and one of the few non-chlorinated public water supplies in the US. Two composting toilets reduce water use and greywater is treated onsite in a constructed wetland.

Learn More & Register

Strategic Plan Highlight

In the most recent Members Monthly newsletter, NESEA Board Chair Phil Kaplan shared with you his excitement about our newly adopted Strategic Plan and committed that we would include a feature in each of our upcoming Members Monthly newsletters relating to the rollout of the plan. We encourage you to provide feedback on the plan using this form. Please note, you must be logged in to access the form.

Interview by Jennifer Marrapese on NESEA's New Roadmap with Board Member Fortunat Mueller

Today we’re talking to Fortunat Mueller of ReVision Energy. A NESEA Board Member since 2015, Fortunat served on the Strategic Plan Steering Committee and drafted the first changes to NESEA's mission and vision in many years.

JM: What is the new NESEA mission and how has it changed? Read more...

Other NESEA News

Farewell to Beth Fraser

NESEA bids a fond farewell to Beth Fraser, who started out as Office Coordinator in 2014, moved to Sales Manager in 2015, and finished her tenure as Director of Operations, and half of NESEA's People Management Team. Beth was instrumental in helping NESEA re-work job descriptions and streamline our operations to ensure that all NESEA staffers felt supported and able to perform at their best. Beth won't be far away in her new position as General Manager of the Atlas Farm Store, but we'll miss Beth's operational mind, attention to detail, quick wit, and delicious homemade soups. Thanks, Beth, and good luck out there. Beth's last day is April 5.

Submit an Article to BuildingEnergy Magazine

The RFP is now open for the fall issue of BuildingEnergy magazine. If you would like to contribute to the magazine as an author, or if you have an idea for a topic we should be featuring, please submit your abstract or idea for the Editorial Committee to review by clicking here. Submissions are due by April 21.

Thanks to Our Amazing Volunteers!

April is National Volunteering Month, and NESEA would like to extend a thank-you to all of the people who donate their time and talent throughout the year in order for us to fulfill our mission. We rely on the help of conference volunteers and individuals who serve on our advisory, content, awards, Board, and program steering committees throughout the year.

Membership Drive Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winner of our BuildingEnergy Boston onsite membership drive! Dan Helmes, Energy Manager at the Boston Housing Authority, will be receiving 500 NESEA Dollars to use on future NESEA programs and events. We anticipate more opportunities for you to win NESEA Dollars throughout the year, so stay tuned.

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:

Building Systems Associate 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. Reporting to the Building Systems Team Leader and working with a team of 25 associates, the Building Systems Associate will assist in the production of all building systems that create a ‘Bensonwood Home’. Learn more...

Junior Architectural Designer at Mighty Roots

Greenland, NH - At Mighty Roots, our primary method of project delivery is design-build focusing on durability, efficiency, and health. We are seeking a Junior Architectural Designer join our Design Group in Greenland, NH. You will be exposed to multiple tasks encompassed in an architect's responsibilities. Perform independently on most tasks or even portions of a project and acquire a strong foundation of understanding across all aspects of the role. 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.

RESNET HERS Rater Training

When: May 1-12 and May 15-19

Where: Fitchburg, MA

Cost: $2495 (includes $1895 for the combined online and classroom components, and $600 in RESNET testing fees)

The Northeast HERS Alliance offers a hybrid training course, comprised of 30 hours of online instruction and 5-days of classroom/field instruction, designed to prepare individuals to become certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Raters. The course meets the national standard for the training and certification of energy raters adopted by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Register by April 11 to receive $200 off. Learn more...

ReVision Energy Appoints Dan Weeks as Director of Market Development

Brentwood, NH (March 6, 2017) ReVision Energy, the industry leader in full-service renewable energy solutions for northern New England, today announced the appointment of Dan Weeks as Director of Market Development for New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Weeks brings more than a decade of organizational leadership and development experience across multiple sectors, serving most recently as Executive Director of the nonpartisan organization, Open Democracy. Raised in rural New Hampshire, Weeks has worked with business and governmental leaders to advance policy solutions on a range of issues, including renewable energy and environmental conservation. Read more...

The People's Guide to Blower Door and Infrared Testing

When: Sat, April 29

Where: Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, MA

Cost: Free!

NESEA members Paul Eldrenkamp and Jason Taylor will demonstrate how to use a blower door (or two) and infrared camera to identify air leaks and insulation voids, two of the biggest energy-wasters in any building. Workshop participants will then help the church develop a strategy for sealing up those leaks and fixing those voids as part of the exterior work. This is an opportunity to learn fundamentals of building science while helping a church reduce its carbon footprint! Learn more...

NESEA has Office Space for Rent in Greenfield, MA

NESEA has office space for rent in our 50 Miles Street, Greenfield office! The building is centrally located in downtown Greenfield, situated at the entrance to Energy Park, and steeped in local railroad history. And you’ll have contact with the amazing NESEA staff on a daily basis!

On one side of the first floor hallway is a 317 sq. ft. space consisting of three rooms, one of which is a private office. All the rooms have windows and brand new carpets. Click here for photos and pricing.

On the other side of the hallway is a 288 sq. ft. space consisting of two rooms, again, each with windows for natural lighting. Click here for photos and pricing.

Each space is available separately, or can be combined as a suite. And NESEA will provide $400 at move-in to make improvements of your choice! The rental fee includes utilities and access to the following shared spaces and services:

Kitchen, Conference room, Copy machine, Mailing equipment, Water bubblers, Recycling, Access to composting bin in Energy Park.

Click here for photos. Contact Diane Robinson at for more information.

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

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