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

Support NESEA on Valley Gives Day

A letter from NESEA Lifetime Member & Board Member Paul Eldrenkamp

Donate Today

Dear NESEA Members,

I think it's extremely generous that so many members of the younger generation are willing to dedicate their careers to fixing the mistakes of my generation. By donating to NESEA's Kate Goldstein Fund for Emerging Professionals, I can help connect them with the resources that they need to launch their careers in sustainability. That's why I'll be donating today, on Valley Gives Day.

Over the last few years, NESEA's outreach to students and emerging professionals has continued to grow. It has become more strategic, more inclusive, and benefited the organization as a whole by infusing it with new talent and ideas. At this year's BuildingEnergy Boston conference, NESEA hosted a networking lunch for scholarship recipients and scholarship sponsors to connect. There was more energy in that room than in any other room at the conference; it was one of the best events NESEA has ever hosted.

I am committed to NESEA's mission of advancing sustainable practices in the built environment by cultivating a community of dedicated individuals. By continuing to create on-ramps for students and emerging professionals to learn, network, and thrive, we increase the impact of our work.

Please join me today in donating to the Kate Goldstein Fund. Your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a pledge from Dr. Jack Goldstein and Dr. Jeannie Plover, parents of Kate Goldstein, the dedicated young woman in whose honor this fund was created. A donation of any amount will help!


Paul Eldrenkamp

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Conference + Trade Show News

The Call for Proposals Is Closed

We received more than 120 conference session proposals for this year's BuildingEnergy NYC Conference on October 12. Our stellar, NESEA-member Content Committee will be working to distill these proposals into just 24 sessions over the next few months.

Join the Content Committee

When: Thursday, May 4, 3:00-5:00pm

Where: NYC's Garment District (location provided upon registration)

Want to help shape the content of BuildingEnergy NYC? All NESEA members are eligible to serve on NESEA Content Committees. Here's what's involved:

  • Attend 2-3 in-person afternoon meetings in May and June, and participate in 1 possible conference call.
  • Review submitted proposals (about 6-12 per reviewer) and be prepared to provide recommendations on which proposed sessions to accept.
  • Be current a NESEA member.

RSVP for the May 4 Content Committee Meeting here. Questions? Contact Susan Farber, Conference Manager.

The Trade Show Floor is More Than Halfway Full

Only 24 tables remain on BuildingEnergy NYC trade show floor, and it will sell out. Click here to reserve a booth now and ensure that your business receives maximum exposure. Contact Zach Bitzer at (413) 774-6051 ext. 15 or view our Exhibitor Packet to learn more.

Upcoming Pro Tours

May 5  Net-Positive Living in a Multifamily Urban Setting

Roxbury, MA: Join us for a tour of the Highland Street Homes Project, two energy-efficient duplex homes designed to look like a traditional Georgian Colonial and its companion Carriage House. These homes are part of Boston’s E+ Green Building Program, which promotes regenerative multi-unit residential buildings and brings energy and environmentally positive homes to the city.

Learn More & Register

May 26  New York State's First CLT Building

Farmington, NY: Join us for a tour of the first complete CLT (cross laminated timber) building in New York State. Known as Tomorrowland, this new, 21,000 ft² commercial facility was created in the wake of a catastrophic building failure in February 2015.

Learn More & Register

Strategic Plan Highlight

Over the next few months, we will be highlighting one of NESEA's new strategic plan goals in each Members Monthly newsletter. We encourage you to provide feedback using this form. Please note, you must be logged in to access the form.

Interview on Goal #1 by Jennifer Marrapese with Board Members Lauren Brust Moss & Ben Southworth

Goal 1 of NESEA’s recently adopted Strategic Plan reads: “Review all existing and developing programs through the lens of a clear and transparent content curation process, giving priority to development of an online platform as a place to share and discuss generated content.” I interviewed Lauren Brust Moss (LM) and Ben Southworth (BS), the two board members who are championing this goal, to learn more about how they plan to tackle this goal. (Of course, Lauren also served as Co-Chair for BuildingEnergy NYC 2016).

JM: Goal 1 refers to a transparent content curation process. What do you think are the biggest challenges, currently, with respect to NESEA’s content curation?

LM: I can really only speak to the process for BuildingEnergy NYC, but in my mind, the biggest challenge is that there’s too much content. How do you cull it down to make it relevant and inclusive? We want to be respectful of all members, to make sure people’s voices are heard, but there’s a limit to our capacity. We also need to respect the principles of building science in our content. Read more...

Other NESEA News

NESEA Team Additions & Changes

We are thrilled to announce that Devan Kessel Folts will be joining the NESEA team as our Communications & Development Director. Devan joins NESEA following a 10-year stint at the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, most recently serving as Interim Director of Communications & Marketing.

Additionally Susan Farber, formerly Conference Coordinator, has been promoted to Conference Manager. Welcome, Devan, and congrats, Susan!

NESEA Has Office Space for Rent in Greenfield, MA

NESEA has 2 multi-office spaces available for rent in our building in downtown Greenfield, MA. Benefits include utilities, access to common space, and access to the amazing NESEA staff on a daily basis! Additionally, NESEA will provide $400 upon move-in to make improvements of your choice! Contact Diane Robinson for more information.

$400/month: A 317 ft², 3-room space including 1 private office. View photos.

$485/month: A 288 ft², 2-room space. View photos.

Show Off Your NESEA Membership Proudly

As a result of several requests for a NESEA member logo, we are now offering a digital NESEA member badge that members can add to their websites to show that they are part of this great community. Right-click on the image below to download the badge.

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:

Green Building Assistant Project Manager at New Ecology

Boston, MA - New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Green Building Assistant Project Manager. The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for providing green building and energy efficiency services to project owners and development teams to practically and cost-effectively improve the performance, health and durability of buildings that are being newly constructed or substantially renovated. The work requires basic technical architectural and mechanical competency.  Construction site field experience is desirable. Learn more...

Internship Position at Kaplan Thompson Architects

Portland, ME - Seeking a college student or recent graduate with less than one year of post-graduation work experience to be at Kaplan Thompson Architects for a defined time. He/she will provide support on architectural Project Design/Process. 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.

News from Kaplan Thompson Architects

Where: Portland, ME

Kaplan Thompson Architects has just announced the promotion of their first two Associates, Adrienne Stauffer and Jamie Broadbent. Stauffer is Director of Operations and Marketing and has been with the firm for 5 years. Broadbent, a licensed architect, leads the Restaurants sector, and has been with the firm for 9 years. He is currently managing the design of the upcoming Eventide Oyster Co. location near Fenway Park and has recently worked on the new BRGR Bar in Portland and Hojoko in Boston.

NZ Commercial Panel Discussion & Tour of Boston Medical Center

When: Wednesday, May 10; 8:30-11:30am

Where: Boston, MA

Join A Better City and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission for a panel discussion about the viability of and pathways towards net zero commercial buildings in Boston. The panel will be moderated by John Dalzell of the Boston Planning Development Agency and include architects, engineers, facilities managers, and City officials with expertise and first-hand experience in getting to net zero. The panel will be followed by a building tour of Boston Medical Center, which aims to be carbon neutral by 2018. Register for the panel here or for the tour here.

New Frameworks' Managing Partners Join Renewable Materials Taskforce of the Carbon Leadership Forum at Univ. of Washington

The Renewable Materials Taskforce is exploring the variety of ways to Build With Carbon—rapidly renewable, plant-based materials as well as minimally-processed, ultra low CO2 alternatives. They are generating tools for communicating these and promoting an understanding that our built environment must become a major carbon sink on Earth, to ensure a sustainable future.

MassCEC on Pairing Solar with Complementary Technologies

Where: Massachusetts

Elizabeth Youngblood, Senior Project Manager at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, has written a great article on the reasons for homeowners and installers to consider pairing renewable energy technologies. Read more...

This article was published on NESEA's Community Blog. The ability to post on the community blog is a benefit of NESEA membership. Post a blog today!

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