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Conference + Trade Show News

BuildingEnergy NYC is Next Week!

Join more than 600 professionals and practitioners of energy efficiency and renewable energy for BuildingEnergy NYC on October 12. View the program to get a glimpse of the day's exciting content.

Limited tickets are left at the discounted pre-registration price of $275, and they will sell out by the end of the week. You won't want to miss the amazing content and networking opportunities at this year's conference, so don't wait until the price goes up by $50—register today.

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Conference Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Andrea Asprelli, Jillian Corley, Ivy Muchuma, Aman Singhvi, and Rufei Wang, who have each been awarded a Kate Goldstein Scholarship for Emerging Professionals. Congratulations to current students Sylvana Carrasco, Alexander Fazzino, Elizabeth Font, Marija Krstic, Nevin Murray, and Sokratis Papadopoulos, who have each been awarded a BE the Future Scholarship.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a pass to BuildingEnergy NYC, a one-year NESEA membership, and a pass to attend a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of their choosing.

Career Forum at BuildingEnergy NYC

NESEA will be hosting a free Emerging Professional Career Forum for students and new professionals on October 11th prior to the BuildingEnergy NYC Opening Reception. Details and registration can be found here.

Submit a Proposal by October 18

The call for conference session proposals is now open for this year's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show on March 8 & 9, 2018.

Submit proposals using this form. Please submit as many proposals as you'd like and encourage colleagues and friends to do the same. The deadline to submit is October 18.

The content of your proposals must be commercial-free and vendor-neutral.

Submit a Proposal

Pro Tour News

Submit a Project for the 2018 Pro Tour Series

The Request for Proposals process for the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series is now open! Learn more about hosting a Pro Tour, and submit your proposal by November 3.

If you have questions about hosting a Pro Tour or are interested in joining the selection committee, contact Florence MacGregor at

Submit a Proposal

October 20 Affordable Senior Living in a Mid-Rise Passive House

New York, NY: This Pro Tour will feature Corona Senior Residence, an 8-story building which is poised to become the first senior housing development in New York built to Passive House International Standards. The project, developed by HANAC, Inc. and designed by Think! Architecture and Design, will provide the community with 68 units of affordable housing and an early education center.

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November 3 DER Grist Mill & Net Zero Home

Plainfield, MA: Attendees of this event will get to tour two very different projects: a newly constructed net-zero house and a former grist mill, built in 1850, that has been converted into a residence and offices through a phased deep-energy retrofit process.

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Other NESEA News

View the Fall 2017 Digital Issue of BuildingEnergy Magazine

The digital version of the Fall 2017 issue of BuildingEnergy magazine is now available. As a NESEA member, you should have already received a hardcopy of the magazine in your mailbox.

Questions about the magazine? Contact Florence MacGregor at

BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Unconference Recap

Thanks to all who attended the Bottom Lines All Group Unconference on Friday, September 15. This semi-structured event brought together over 60 members of our Bottom Lines program for an energizing day of deep discussion around a range of topics, including business growth and transition, sustainability metrics, employee retention, and diversity and inclusivity. Thank you again to Antioch University for hosting the event. View photos from the event here.

NESEA Team Changes

We wish Eli Lisseck the very best as he departs from NESEA and moves to California for new adventures. Eli began at NESEA as an intern in May 2014 and soon took on the role of IT & Database Manager. During his three years in this role, Eli made significant improvements to our website and database systems and provided stellar IT support for NESEA staff and programs. Thank you, Eli!

We are also pleased to welcome Larry Kuttner as NESEA’s new Information Technology Manager. Larry has extensive experience in small business IT, most recently as a Network Analyst for Pearson Education. He has volunteered for environmental causes for many years and is pleased to be using his skills in support of NESEA’s mission. You’ll have a chance to meet Larry at BuildingEnergy NYC.

We are also excited to welcome two new MassCEC interns for this fall, Ashley Leung and Sydney Prokos.

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:

National Account Manager: New York/New England Territory at Energy Management Systems

New York, NY - Energy Management Systems is seeking a candidate to sell utility expense management, submetering, and related energy services to the commercial real estate sector. The candidate will develop and sell our core services of UEM, submeter equipment installations and upgrades and utility billing and related services including energy procurement and energy efficiency upgrades to the commercial real estate market in the New York/New England Territory with a concentration in New York City. EMS has a robust customer base, and will provide a constant flow of leads. The successful candidate will multiply those leads with each new contact. Learn more...

R.W. Kern Center Program Coordinator at Hampshire College

Amherst, MA - This is a three-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding. The program coordinator will report to the director of facilities, and will work closely with campus stakeholders, including staff, faculty and students, to support the creation and implementation of educational programs and outreach efforts that highlight the innovative sustainability features of the R.W. Kern Center. Learn more...

Green Building Assistant Project Manager at New Ecology

Boston, MA - 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...

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.

2017 Urban Green Conference

Where: New York, NY

When: October 4, 8:30am–1pm

Cost: $75

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 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

Cost: Varies

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.

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