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Conference + Trade Show News

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Only 19 Early Bird Spots Left for BuildingEnergy NYC

Registration is now open for this year's BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show, which will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017. We are offering 50 tickets at the discounted early bird price on a first come, first served basis (only 19 are left). So don't wait—register today.

With member pricing, your early bird ticket is $202.50. Keep in mind, the member price will increase by $45 once these tickets are gone.

What's Included With My Ticket?

30 hours of accredited conference sessions to choose from

Access to video recordings of most conference sessions after the event

Multiple networking opportunities on the trade show floor including:

  • Opening reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 11 with hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer & wine
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Closing reception with hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer & wine

Please note: To receive member pricing when registering for this event, you must be logged in to your account.

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Upcoming Pro Tours

August 4 LEED Platinum, Resilient Elementary School in Central New York

Binghamton, NY: NESEA returns to central NY for a Pro Tour of the LEED Platinum (pending) MacArthur Elementary School. This new-construction, high-performance school is the result of a collaborative, stakeholder-driven design process led by Ashley McGraw Architects. Pro Tour attendees will learn about the history of the building and the efficiency and resiliency strategies that were integrated into the project.

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August 18 Award-Winning Net-Positive Home & NESEA Annual Meeting

Watertown, CT: Registration for this event includes lunch, the Pro Tour, and NESEA's Annual Meeting.

Pro Tour: This Pro Tour features an international award-winning Passive House designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it. Attendees can expect a close look at the process that made this building a reality, from concept to design to materials selection to performance data.

Annual Meeting: NESEA’s Annual Meeting will take place during lunch prior to the tour. This year's meeting will provide opportunities for attendees to make new connections and catch up with colleagues. The meeting program will include a short update on the work that the NESEA community has been doing during the past year presented by NESEA Executive Director, Jennifer Marrapese. Lunch is included with registration.

If you would like to attend the NESEA Annual Meeting but cannot attend the Pro Tour, please contact Katie Schendel at

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View photos from the most recent Pro Tour of Vermont's 1st Multifamily Passive House on July 21 in Milton, VT

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 #3 by Jennifer Marrapese with Board Member Saheel Chandrani

Goal 3 of NESEA’s recently adopted Strategic Plan reads: “With an initial focus on Emerging Professionals, broaden the demographic diversity of NESEA membership to better reflect the constituency NESEA serves.” I interviewed Saheel Chandrani, the board member who is championing this goal, to learn more.

JM: Why did the board prioritize this particular strategic goal? Why did you opt to be the board liaison?

SC: Attracting Emerging Professionals (EPs) is the fastest way for us to build our membership base, not just to diversify, but also to broaden opportunities for our whole community to share, connect and learn from one another, which is an important part of NESEA's mission. EPs represent an underserved population that NESEA can engage as we cultivate the next generation of practitioners.

Personally, although I’m not quite an EP anymore, I have always looked for opportunities to get to know new people and learn from them. This particular strategic goal has the potential to offer members the most insight into what’s unfolding in the marketplace and where to take their career. Read more...

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. Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Director of Engineering at New Ecology

Boston, MA - New Ecology, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Engineering in its Boston office. The Director manages New Ecology’s engineering services and provides supervision, mentorship, and development of the engineering department and serves as a member of New Ecology’s management team. Learn more...

Commercial Solar Project Manager at PV Squared Solar

Greenfield, MA - PV Squared is looking for an experienced Commercial Solar Project Manager to join the Operations Team. This person is responsible for ensuring projects are efficiently managed with integrity and a focus on creating a highly valued client experience. They will serve as a primary point of contact with clients and work closely and collaboratively with PV Squared team members across all departments to ensure projects are fully permitted, and installed on schedule following rigorous design specifications. Learn more...

Residential Construction Foreman at New Energy Works

Farmington, NY - Ideal candidate will have knowledge of custom residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety. 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.

NYSERDA Board of Directors Appoints Alicia Barton President and CEO

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that Alicia Barton was appointed president and chief executive officer at its board meeting today. Ms. Barton succeeds John B. Rhodes, who served as president and CEO since 2013, and is now Chair of the Public Service Commission.

Ms. Barton has spent more than a decade in both the public and private sectors leading successful clean energy projects and companies. She was most recently at the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, Mass., and served as the co-chair of its Energy & Cleantech practice. She has extensive expertise in the energy sector with regulatory and policy issues, project development, environmental compliance and establishing new markets for clean energy technologies. Read more...

Drone Footage of Net Zero Home

Check out this short drone video of NESEA Member Alan Spector's net zero home in New Jersey. Alan's home was featured in the 2015 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series. Since the 9KW solar collector system on his home is set at a low angle it isn't very visible from eye level, but the drone views are very dramatic and beautiful.

Grants Now Available for HERS Rater Training with NEHERS Alliance

When: September 11–22 (online) and October 2–6 (in person)

Where: Manchester, NH

Cost: $2495 (Register by August 15 for $200 off)

The Alliance is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. Now approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, which has grants available for employee training. See the event website for details about how to apply.

Their hybrid HERS rater training classes include an online and a classroom training component. This comprehensive package has everything a student needs to be fully prepared to become a HERS rater. HERS Rater Training is the first step towards Rater Certification. Final registration deadline is August 22nd. Learn more...

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20 Federal St., Ste. 8
Greenfield, MA 01301-3324
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