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Conference + Trade Show News

Changes Coming to BuildingEnergy Boston 2018

We’re excited to announce some changes to the 2018 conference & trade show, all of which we think will make the experience for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors more valuable, meaningful, and fun. Here are some of the changes you can look forward to in 2018:

  • New Venue: After 10+ years at the Seaport World Trade Center, we’ll be moving to the Westin Boston Waterfront (across the street from the Seaport).
  • New Dates: The event will take place on Thursday & Friday, March 8 & 9, 2018.
  • All Inclusive: This year, your ticket or exhibitor fee will include access to everything—all sessions, all meals, all parties (including NESEA Night).

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Open Planning Meeting A Success!

On June 14, we held the Open Planning Meeting for BuildingEnergy Boston 2018 and left feeling inspired by and grateful for the dedicated members of our community.

For a message from the conference chairs about the meeting, and to read and add your comments to the meeting notes, check out this blog post.

Upcoming Pro Tours

July 21 Vermont's First Multifamily Passive House

Milton, VT: This Pro Tour will feature Elm Place, a recently-constructed, 30-unit building which is poised to become the first multifamily Passive House structure in Vermont. Hosted by Duncan Wisniewski Architecture, this tour offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the techniques the design team employed to satisfy Passive House standards while still meeting the strict affordable housing budget.

Learn More & Register

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.

Learn More

Other NESEA News

New Membership Level: Emerging Professional

We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering an Emerging Professional level membership for $45 per year as we continue to attract new talent to our community.

Some of the member benefits for Emerging Professionals include:

  • Special pricing to BuildingEnergy conferences
  • An invitation to participate in our volunteer work-exchange for waived admission to conferences
  • An invitation to the NESEA Career Forums
  • Access to job openings on the NESEA Jobs Board

You can learn more about the opportunities that NESEA provides for emerging professionals here.

Time to Update your NESEA Green Pages Listing

A great marketing feature of NESEA Business Membership is your company's listing in NESEA's Green Pages Business Directory. The Green Pages is the premier referral resource for consumers and professionals looking for high-performance building and renewable energy professionals in the Northeast. We are preparing the print version of the directory for inclusion in the fall issue of BuildingEnergy magazine. Please take a moment to review and update your listing by July 12.

For directions on how to update your NESEA Green Pages listing, go here.  Questions? Contact Katie Schendel at

NESEA Has Office Space for Rent in Greenfield, MA

NESEA has a multi-office space 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 at for more information.

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

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:


Lancaster, NH - Garland Mill Timberframes is seeking a carpenter with 3-5 years experience in craft and high performance construction. Pay and benefits commensurate with experience. Learn more...

*There are currently multiple carpenter positions listed on NESEA's Jobs Board. View them all here.

Draftsperson at Dietz & Company Architects

Springfield, MA - Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. is recruiting exceptional talent for our growing firm. Applicants must be able to work well and communicate with internal and external team members, be open-minded, hard-working, detail-oriented, and proactive. Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. is a community-spirited, client-focused firm. For over thirty years we've designed spaces, buildings and communities where people want to be. We take pride in our work and we are serious about providing a high level of service with every project, big or small. Learn more...

General Manager at Energy Co-op of Vermont

Colchester, VT - The Energy Co-op of Vermont is a full-service fuel dealer that helps its 2,000 members cut fossil fuel use and invest in efficiency and renewables. Our new General Manager will lead this work. 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.

Solar Training for Design Professionals

Where/When: Pittsburgh (July 20), New Haven (September 27), Boston (TBD)

Cost: $200 ($150 for AIA/ASHRAE Members)

Architects and engineers are well poised to tap into the Northeast’s $67.5 billion solar investment potential. These trainings are specially-designed to teach such designers how to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) into plans, how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering solar PV to the clients, how to speak with clients about its benefits, and where to find information on the financial incentives. Learn more...

Become a HERS Rater with the 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. 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...

45-Unit Passive House Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects Featured in Portland Press Herald

NESEA Business Member Kaplan Thompson Architects was featured in an article on the 45-unit, affordable, certified Passive House apartment building that they designed in Portland. It includes nine market-rate units and 36 affordable units, which are rented to families earning between $23,000 and $49,000 a year. It is fully occupied. Read more...

New Frameworks Featured on Zillow for Bringing Social & Environmental Justice to Home Building

When the folks at New Frameworks set out to build or restore a home, they aren’t just thinking about the individual needs of their client—though that is central to their work, of course. They also take the bigger picture into account, particularly their ecological and social impact, which weaves its way into every facet of the business. Read more...

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