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NESEA Board Elections

As a NESEA member, you are invited to elect the professionals who will represent you on the Board of Directors. The Board consists of 13 members who meet every month to guide NESEA towards fulfilling its mission. This fall, NESEA members will elect three new members to the Board, which will then appoint one additional member. Each of these new Board members will serve a three-year term. Meet the rest of the Board here.

The election opens today and closes Wednesday, November 15. Meet the candidates and cast your ballot here.

New Member Benefit: Access to Green Loans

Looking for an easy-to-access, low-cost financing solution for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects? Check out this new member benefit!

NESEA has partnered with VSECU, a Vermont-based credit union that is a leader in clean energy finance. NESEA members are now eligible for VSECU membership and access to the credit union’s VGreen program, which features affordable loans for clean energy projects and purchases. Learn more about how you and your customers can take advantage of this new member benefit here.

Questions? Contact Katie Schendel, Membership Manager, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20.

BuildingEnergy NYC Presentations Available

If you missed BuildingEnergy NYC on October 12, or if you were there and want to review a session you attended, you can now view the slides for many of the speakers’ presentations. Navigate from this list of sessions to individual session pages. The links to download slides (if available) will be in the bottom right corner of each page.

Additionally, video recordings of 8 specially selected, high-impact sessions will soon be available. Watch for instructions on how to access videos in our next Members Monthly newsletter.

We are grateful to everyone in the BuildingEnergy NYC community – attendees, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, planning committee members and other volunteers – for creating this inspiring event of learning, networking, and celebrating the essential sustainability work we all do.

NESEA Team Changes

We wish Zach Bitzer the very best as he departs from NESEA to take on the position of Assistant Director of Young Alumni Relations at Northfield Mount Hermon, his alma mater high school in Northfield, MA. Zach joined NESEA as Development Coordinator in June 2016, and we are grateful for his contributions to the team, particularly in overseeing the trade show floors and working closely with our exhibitors. Thank you, Zach!

Moving forward, Devan Folts, NESEA’s Communications & Development Director, will be taking the lead on exhibitor relations. Please contact Devan at with any questions about exhibiting at BuildingEnergy Boston and BuildingEnergy NYC.

Pro Tour News

Submit a Project for the 2018 Pro Tour Series

Do you have an exciting high-performance building and/or renewable energy project to share with the NESEA community? Then we encourage you to submit a proposal to host a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in 2018!

Pro Tours are a chance for NESEA members to show off work that they love. We welcome proposals for both finished and unfinished projects.

Learn more about hosting a Pro Tour, and submit your proposal by November 3. Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor at

Submit a Proposal

November 17 Commercial Solar Headquarters in Central VT

Waterbury, VT: This Pro Tour will bring attendees into the recently-completed, net-positive headquarters of SunCommon, a company providing PV array financing, leasing and installation in Vermont and NY State. This half-day tour of the 15,000 ft² project will highlight the design process and unique challenges of a commercial developer "built to suit" project while providing insights into the performance data from the building’s first year of occupancy.

Register Today

December 1 NZE Community College Health & Science Center

Fall River, MA: Attendees on this Pro Tour will learn how the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design for this large institutional building developed without increasing costs, despite the cold climate and high-energy needs of the health and science equipment the occupants rely on.

Register Today

View photos from the October 20 Pro Tour of an Affordable Senior Living in a Mid-Rise Passive House in NYC.

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:

Lecturer of Sustainable Energy Management at University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH - This is a 9-month position with benefits in a Lecturer faculty capacity. Successful candidate will teach credit courses in Civil Technology’s Sustainable Energy Management concentration of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The teaching load expectation is a minimum of 20 credit hours along with professional and service activities. Learn more...

Project Architect at Trillium Architects

Ridgefield, CT - Trillium Architects is a boutique architectural firm in Fairfield County, CT that specializes in super energy efficient custom homes. They design Net Zero, Passive House, and LEED homes on a regular basis and are possibly the most experienced architects in the category of green homes in our region. Trillium Architects won Best Emerging Firm of the Year 2016 from the CT AIA as well as ‘The Best Energy Efficient House in America’ twice in 2015 and 2016. Learn more...

Lead Carpenter or Lead-Carpenter-in-Training at Steveworks

Newton, MA - Steveworks values employees who share our dedication to excellence. We are currently seeking a Lead Carpenter or Lead-Carpenter-in-Training to join our team. Our residential renovations and remodeling projects exemplify quality, craftsmanship, durability, value and sustainably. We are located in Newton, MA, and work in the surrounding areas. 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.

$500 Scholarships Available for CPHD/C Training

Where: Montpelier, VT

When: November 13-17, 9am-5pm

Cost: Varies (Scholarships available)

NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for low-energy, net zero and Passive House building professionals. This course is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard to American professionals making Passive Houses in the U.S. construction industry.

Green Mountain Power is offering a $500 tuition subsidy to the first 10 people who sign up by tomorrow, November 2. Learn more and register today 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).

Request for Qualifications: Designer Services for Forest River Pool, Bathhouse, and Associated Facilities

Where: Salem, MA

When: Proposals due by November 29

The City of Salem is seeking a full design team of architects, engineers, and associated consultants to provide a study, including a preferred program and layout for a new pool facility at Forest River Park in Salem, Massachusetts.   Comprehensive design services are also requested for subsequent phases including: Schematic and Design Development, Construction Documents and Specifications, Bid Review Assistance and Construction Oversight.

Proposals are due November 29, 2017. Learn more here.

RESNET Hybrid HERS Rater Training

Where: Springfield, MA

When: January or February 2018 (Early bird pricing ends December 19, 2017)

Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members

The NEHERS Alliance is pleased to offer high quality HERS rater training classes in the Northeast, approximately 2-3 times per year. Our 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.

Receive a $200 discount by registering by December 19. Learn more here.

Interview with NESEA Lifetime Member & Executive Director Jennifer Marrapese on "Creating an Authentic Career"

NESEA Lifetime Member & Executive Director Jennifer Marrapese was featured in a blog for small business owners. Blog editor Jennifer Chasse conducted an interview about her career and about working at NESEA. Read the full interview here.

NESEA Member John Livermore Features NESEA in CommonWealth Magazine

NESEA Member John Livermore is the founder & CEO of the non-profit Healthy Home Healthy Planet. As the first piece of their 'Positive Energy' Media Campaign, he published an OpEd piece in CommonWealth Magazine on how his house was renovated to be Massachusetts' first positive energy renovated home and gives a great shoutout to NESEA. Read the full article here.

Bio-diesel Fuel System for Sale

Interested in making diesel fuel? NESEA Business Member New Energy Works is looking to re-home a Fuelmeister-XT bio-diesel system, model FB-40GDX, with the XT (“extra-tank”) upgrade kit–a 55-gallon conical bottomed wash tank system. This is a great entry to creating bio-diesel and they have all the manuals/instructions for the novice to experienced practitioner. The overall footprint of the unit is about 18’x12’. It will produce 40 gallons of bio-diesel a day. We purchased the unit in 2006, using it for a short time before moving to other fuel sources, so it’s very much like-new. Currently in storage in Shortsville, NY, waiting for you to pack it up and take it home. Contact Megan Larmouth at for more information.

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