2017 Urban Green Conference
Where: New York, NY
When: October 4, 8:30am–1pm
Urban Green’s 2017 Conference, It’s Electrifying! Next Steps for Buildings + Systems, will feature a robust dialogue on emerging energy and building technologies and will examine the central assumptions about how we'll build and operate our buildings over the coming decades. Register here.
Sustainable Home Tour
Where: Greenfield, MA & Brattleboro & Dummerston, VT
When: October 14, 10am–4pm
Cost: $12 until 10/14
NESEA Member Guy Payne is organizing the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network’s (SEON) 2nd Annual Sustainable Home Tour of six homes in in southern Vermont and the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Learn more & register here.
Passive House Massachusetts Symposium
Where: Boston, MA
When: October 25, 9am–5pm
Cost: $125 for PHMA members, $150 for non-members
Passive House standards and strategies have come a long way in recent years and are now ready to transform the building and design industry and inform the next generation of building codes and policy. Join Passive House Massachusetts at their annual symposium as they plan for the future and get high performance buildings done. Register here.
Advancing Green Building and Building Science: The Keys to Managing Moisture
Where: Brattleboro, VT
When: October 31, 9am–5pm & November 6, 8am–4pm
Cost: $395 SEON Member; $475 Non-member
NESEA Member Peter Yost will be running a two-day training on applied building science specifically for building professionals, emphasizing real life/job site examples. Addressing concerns of vapor and water management, this course goes beyond energy efficiency to cover all aspects of health and safety in creating a sustainable home environment.
This course uses the web-based GreenBuildingAdvisor.com quite a bit. As part of the course, each participant will receive a 3-month full membership to the web tool, giving full access to all of its content. Register here.
RFP: Designer Services for Bertram Field Phase 2
Where: Salem, MA
When: Proposals due by November 2
The City of Salem is seeking a full design team of architects, engineers, and associated consultants to provide comprehensive design services for a new athletic facility at Bertram Field in Salem. The City of Salem is requesting services to create and implement the final phases of upgrades for a new 21st century facility that includes buildings for amenities, locker rooms, coaches, storage, and press, as well as associated infrastructure. The City is seeking an innovative design team, who has experience in athletic projects, high energy efficiency facilities, and public/community projects. Learn more and view the requirements for submission here.
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Where: Boston, MA
When: November 8-10
Greenbuild provides the opportunity to visit with more than 600 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today's market. Join NESEA at booth #1970 on the trade show floor! Register using this link for a free trade show pass (limited availability).
The Zero Energy Project
The Zero Energy Project, directed by NESEA Member Joe Emerson, is a non-profit educational resource for all those involved in zero energy homes, buildings and lifestyles. Builders, designers, realtors, home buyers, lenders, and manufacturers are encouraged to visit the Zero Energy Project website and sign up for their monthly zero energy newsletter. If you have built or designed a zero energy home or building be sure that you are listed in the Directory of Zero Energy Home Builders or our Directory of Zero Energy Home Designers. If you have something to share, please contact them as they welcome guest blogs.
NESEA Business Member Name Changes
NESEA Business Member Black Mountain Design Build, a sustainable design business located in Saranac Lake, NY, is now Black Mountain Architecture.
NESEA Business Member Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC), located in Brooklyn, NY, has changed its name to RiseBoro Community Partnership.