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Capacity Campaign Conference News Pro Tour News Other NESEA News Featured Jobs  Member-to-Member News

Capacity Campaign

Announcing NESEA's Capacity Campaign!
A message from Rob Meyers

As a Board Member and Chair of the Development Committee, I am pleased to announce the official launch of NESEA’s first ever Capacity Campaign!

The NESEA Board of Directors has committed to raising an additional $100,000 in each of the next three fiscal years to add to our operating budget. To reach this goal, we are pursuing expanded grant and partnership opportunities and engaging the greater community to philanthropically support our work as a non-profit. Funds raised through the Capacity Campaign will enable us to follow through on the goals of the strategic plan and ensure access to all those who can benefit from our work and content.

We began the campaign by asking our most dedicated supporters to step up and lead this effort. And boy did they answer! We received over $50,000 in lead donations, far surpassing our goal for this initial phase of the campaign. (This is already significantly more than NESEA typically receives in gifts for the entire year!) We are so grateful to these lead donors, many of whom doubled or even tripled their previous gift amount.

This is a sign that our campaign messaging is resonating with our members and shows the great groundwork that has been laid over the years in the NESEA community. I am encouraged by the results, and hope you are too! Learn more...

Donate Today!

Conference News

Get Ready for BuildingEnergy Boston

Registration will open to the public on January 3. There will be a limited number of early bird tickets available, so be sure to keep an eye out for our emails!

In case you missed it, some exciting changes are coming to BuildingEnergy Boston in 2018, all of which we think will make the experience more valuable and fun for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. Here are some of the changes you can look forward to:

  • 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 Wednesday through Friday, March 7–9, 2018.
  • All Inclusive: This year, a full conference pass or exhibitor fee will include access to everything—all sessions, all meals, all parties (including NESEA Night).

Exhibit or Sponsor

View our 2018 Sponsor/Exhibitor Packet for more information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor at BuildingEnergy Boston. You can also directly contact:

  • Devan Folts, Communications & Development Director, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 25 for exhibiting inquiries.
  • Jennifer Marrapese, Executive Director, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 23 for sponsorship inquiries.

Call for Conference Scholarship Sponsors

BE the Future is a scholarship initiative that provides interested students with an on-ramp to NESEA. Students receive a one-day pass to BuildingEnergy Boston, a pass to a Pro Tour of their choosing, admission to NESEA Night, and a one-year NESEA membership. Each student is sponsored by a committed member of the NESEA community, like you. Sponsorship costs $250 per student. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Florence MacGregor at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 10.

Pro Tour News

Thanks for a Great Year!

Last week marked the end of the 2017 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series. These 14 amazing events had a total attendance of more than 550 professionals and students.

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to our 2017 series sponsors, ZIPsystem, DEAP Energy Group, and Zehnder, for their support.

View Photos from Recent Pro Tours

11/3: DER Grist Mill & Net Zero Home in Plainfield, MA

11/17: Commercial Solar Headquarters in Waterbury, VT

12/01: NZE Community College Health & Science Center in Fall River, MA

Become a 2018 Series Sponsor

Sponsoring the BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series is a great way to showcase your business to hundreds of high-performance building & renewable energy professionals all over the Northeast.

View the series sponsorship benefits here or contact Miriam Aylward at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 14 for more information.

Learn More

Other NESEA News

NESEA Board of Directors' New Discretionary Appointment Policy

The NESEA Board of Directors recently adopted a policy to address the types of candidates it will cultivate and recruit when it has the opportunity to appoint new board members. Today’s Members Monthly features an interview with Board Member Jenna Ide, who drafted the policy, about the “why’s” and “wherefores.”

"We adopted it to ensure that we are moving toward a board that better reflects the demographics of our community. We recognize the importance of diversity in our leadership. The board needs to lead by example - if we want to diversify the NESEA community overall, it’s important that we start from the top so that people can see our commitment at all levels in the organization." Read more...

NESEA Team Additions

We are thrilled to be welcoming one of our fall MassCEC interns, Ashley Leung, to the NESEA team as our Administrative Assistant. Ashley will be providing much needed support to a number of NESEA programs and is looking forward to meeting you at an upcoming event.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Tiny Home Helper, Inc. - A benefit corporation to help DIY tiny builders, homeless solutions projects, and disaster victims through direct action, networking, and other services to ultimately experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life. Learn more...

HomeBase, LLC - HomeBase is a member-based cooperative focused on creating ecologically sustainable, deeply resilient communities that are locally rooted, energy positive, globally connected, economically viable and diverse across age, race and income. Our mission is to demystify this process and make it accessible to anyone who wants to live in harmony with the biosphere and is willing to do the ongoing work of building community. Website coming soon at

For a directory of all NESEA Business Members and their services, visit the NESEA Green Pages.

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:

Yard Coordinator at Bensonwood

Walpole, NH - Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and panelized homes as well as light commercial projects. The Yard Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the production facility in a clean, orderly, and easily accessible manner while processing outgoing and incoming deliveries in an efficient manner utilizing lean principles. Learn more...

Assistant Building Performance Analyst at Green Engineer

Concord, MA - The duties of the Assistant Building Performance Analyst will include: assisting Building Performance Analysts in energy modeling tasks and other analysis to evaluate building designs and inform the integrated design process; reviewing project drawings and specifications to verify equipment and materials for energy modeling; participating in client meetings to discuss sustainable design, energy reduction strategies, and presenting energy analysis findings. Learn more...

Field Representative at CLEAResult

New York, NY - Acts as representative to customer's organization. Establishes and builds relationships in local, regional and national markets. Manages and promptly resolves customer concerns. Records, tracks customer interactions in accordance with corporation's procedures. Verifies product installations and that all paperwork received is accurate and complete. Sells technical products/services, trains on technical specifications and program requirements, and communicates program changes. Develops strategies to drive increased savings acquisition. Works with engineering and program to research and analyze current and future technical specifications and requirements. 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 PV Training for Architects & Engineers

Where: Boston, MA

When: December 14, 9am–4pm

Cost: $15-$200

This training is specially designed for architects and engineers by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative.

This event is accredited for 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs, and 6.5 GBCI CEUs.

Learn more and register here.

Jamie Wolf Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustainable Design

Last week, NESEA Member Jamie Wolf was recognized by PACE (People's Action for Clean Energy) with a lifetime achievement award for his career of designing sustainable homes. Of the award, he said:

"What you are recognizing when you see my work and choose to make this award, is really the collective effort of my community at NESEA and what together we have made it possible for all of us to accomplish. You are recognizing the capacity NESEA exists to advance."

Congratulations, Jamie!

Wright Builders Breaks Ground on Energy Efficient Condos in Western MA

November 2 - NESEA Business Member Wright Builders' groundbreaking for Green River Commons moved the Town of Greenfield a giant step toward sustainable affordable ownership homes near the town center. This small cluster of seven condominium single floor homes, in one 3 unit and one 4-unit building, sets a new paradigm for mixed income sustainable ownership housing, privately developed and financed, based on land contributed by the town. Four of the 7 homes are available to qualified buyers at up to 80% HUD Median income. Pricing ranges from $145,000 to $200,000. Learn more here.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
20 Federal St., Ste. 8
Greenfield, MA 01301-3324
United States

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