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Conference News

BuildingEnergy Boston is Next Week!

We can't wait to see you next Wednesday–Friday at the Westin Boston Waterfront for BuildingEnergy Boston! This year's event features over 50 sessions and 60 exhibitors from a variety of industries. View the show program to get a glimpse of the exciting content.

Online registration closes Tuesday, March 6, at 9 PM. The price will increase substantially for onsite registration, so don't wait—register today!

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Pro Tour News

March 30 Fine Homebuilding's NZE Teaching Home

Join NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border.  This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

Please note: To receive member pricing when registering for this event, you must be logged in to your account.

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Inaugural Pro Tour Launch Party at BuildingEnergy Boston!

Excited for the rest of the 2018 Pro Tour Series? Join us at BuildingEnergy Boston next Thursday, March 8 for our first ever Pro Tour Launch Party!

Conference attendees are invited to explore a case-study gallery of the 14 projects that will be featured in this year's series. Many of the project hosts will be present, giving you a chance to ask questions as you scope out the schedule. We hope you can join us for snacks, drinks, and music, as we show off the great lineup we have in store.

This event is included with your BuildingEnergy Boston registration. Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor, Program Manager, at

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Other NESEA News

2018 NESEA Award Recipients Announced

We will be celebrating the winners of NESEA's 2018 Distinguished Service Award and 2018 Professional Leadership Award during NESEA Night at BuildingEnergy Boston.

Professional Leadership Award

The annual Professional Leadership Award is given to someone who demonstrates exemplary professional practice and exceptional humanity.

Join us in honoring Vivian Loftness, 2018 Professional Leadership Award recipient. Vivian is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator focused on environmental design and sustainability, climate and regionalism in architecture, and the integration of advanced building systems for health and productivity. In addition to eight book chapters and over 100 journal articles, she edited the Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments, released by Springer Publishing in 2013.

Distinguished Service Award

Since 1993, the annual Distinguished Service Award has recognized a NESEA member who has made a significant contribution to the organization.

Join us in honoring David Foley, 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. David has worked in environmental building since 1980, as a designer, builder, teacher and researcher. Early in his career he worked for the Maine State Office of Energy Resources, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and several architecture firms.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Abode Energy Management - Arlington, MA

Block Design | Build LLC - Hadlyme, CT

EN-POWER GROUP - White Plains, NY

Paul Lukez Architecture - Somerville, MA

Peacock Builders - Bar Harbor, ME

Rockwool, Inc. - Milton, ON

Valley Solar, LLC - Florence, MA

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:

Construction Project Manager at Bensonwood

Walpole, NH - The Construction Project Manager will function as a member of the growing Bensonwood Project Management Team and will take a lead role in stewarding multiple projects from schematic design through completion. This role is a full-time, Monday-Friday role located in our Walpole, NH facility and requires minimal travel. Learn more...

Project Designer/Architect at David Matero Architecture

Bath, ME - David Matero Architecture, a 4-person, full service architectural firm is seeking a project designer/architect with 3 to 5 years of professional experience who is enthusiastic about quality of design with a sustainable focus. The candidate must be proficient in AutoCAD (no exceptions), capable of producing presentation and construction documents, and comfortable in working in a studio environment. Knowledge of both residential and commercial code compliancy and energy efficient detailing is a plus. Learn more...

Architectural Draftsperson/BIM Specialist at South Mountain Company

Martha's Vineyard, MA - South Mountain Company is seeks someone to assist Project Architects with all aspects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in ArchiCad and provide departmental administrative support. 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.

2018 MIT Energy Conference: Transformational Technologies

Where: Boston, MA

When: March 2–3

Cost: $500 ($450 for NESEA Members)

The 2018 MIT Energy Conference: Transformational Technologies is the largest student-led energy conference in the U.S. It will explore enabling technologies for the future of clean energy, energy digitization, and existing energy infrastructure - in addition to non-technology based perspectives (such as policy and funding). Featuring keynote speakers, panels, an Energy Showcase Event, and plenty of networking opportunities, the conference aims to foster a dialogue for attendees to share ideas and make new connections to help shape the future of energy.

NESEA members save 10% with the promo code BEB10. Learn more and register here.

"Building" Trust: General Contractors & Subcontractors Panel

Where: Waltham, MA

When: Wednesday, March 21

Cost: $65 for ASM Members

Join members of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM) for a candid discussion between General Contractors and Subcontractors. In this session we will discuss ways the AEC Industry can work together to achieve better project results, improve relations, and increase future business opportunities. Learn more and register here.

2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: April 23-26

Cost: Varies

The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) presents the HPC National Conference & Trade Show. Join over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals for four days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration. In educational sessions, over lunch, or during casual conversations over coffee at the Trade Show, you’ll have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country. Learn more and register here.

Living Future unConference 2018

Where: Portland, OR

When: May 1-4

Cost: Varies

Living Future unConference is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement to make strides toward a healthy future for all. Our focus this year on Authenticity in Action will allow us to bring our unique backgrounds, experiences, and personalities together to instigate united and thoughtful movement toward a living future. Celebrate 12 years of innovation and partake in out-of-the-ordinary sessions, listen to inspiring keynote speakers, and join the movement that starts at the unConference. Learn more and register here.

NESEA Board Chair Phil Kaplan Featured in Clean Energy Podcast

NESEA Board Chair Phil Kaplan, Principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine, was recently interviewed for the MPTY Podcast about how the clean energy transition is impacting our built environment, net zero buildings, integrated design, the economics of residential solar, and, of course, the upcoming BuildingEnergy Boston Conference. Listen to the podcast here.

RFP for MassCEC's Learn & Earn Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified applicants to provide career development curriculum and paid summer work experience for students under MassCEC’s Learn and Earn Program.

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