New York Passive House Conference & Expo - NYPH18
Where: New York, NY
When: Friday, June 8
As Passive House projects continue to scale in size and complexity, project teams encounter issues beyond the envelope. How to design domestic hot water systems in large buildings? How is ventilation set up for common spaces? What about plug load management? It has never been more important for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings and renewables to become familiar with techniques and materials, not to mention one another. Let’s exchange notes and drive the passive house community to build even better.
NESEA members receive 10% off with the code nyph18_partnermember. Register for NYPH18 here.
Introduction to Passive House Multi-Family Building
Where: Newton, MA
When: Wednesday, May 9
For many teams, it is an almost impossible challenge to simultaneously deliver high performance, cost efficient buildings while maintaining high customer satisfaction and profitability. It is not uncommon for high performance commercial buildings to cost 10%–20% more to build than conventional buildings. NESEA Member Adam Cohen of Passiv Science has been designing and building Passive House Commercial Buildings at costs comparable to typical new construction and is achieving Passive House level results. This workshop will explain the basics of Passive House design principles specific to Multifamily Buildings, we will also examine aspects of Integrated Project Management as will details, equipment, controls, built examples and areas for capturing money typically left on the table in conventional design-bid-build project delivery situations. Learn more and register here.
Connecticut Passive House Panel Discussion
Where: Stratford, CT
When: Thursday, May 10
Cost: Free for CTPH members, $15 for non-members
Join Connecticut Passive House for "Don’t Be Passive, BUILD PASSIVE: Case Studies & Lessons Learned," a panel discussion with teams from three Connecticut residential projects. The panelists are NESEA Business Members John Rountree (Rountree Architects), Chris Trolle (BCP Green Builders), Elizabeth Disalvo (Trillium Architects), Jamie Wolf (Wolfworks, Inc.), & Janet Downey (Wolfworks, Inc.). Learn more and register here.
Where: New York, NY
When: May 8–9
BuildingsNY is the single source, full product life-cycle solution to safely and cost-effectively operate your buildings with a unique combination of an exhibition, no-cost accredited education, partnership opportunities, and networking events. It is sponsored by ABO (Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York), CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program), The AIA, IFMA NYC, ASHRAE, and a host of other industry partners. Learn more and register here.
Building Tech Forum 2018
Where: Boston, MA
When: May 24, 5:30pm–8:30pm
Join over 250 industry experts and firms to explore the latest in net positive energy buildings at USGBC MA’s Building Tech Forum. At this forum, we will discuss net positive energy buildings through a series of 5 minute long presentations, paired with exhibition tables and networking. Learn more and register here.
Green Building Leadership Institute
Where: Keene, NH
When: May 21–25, May 29–June 1
In response to the movement toward sustainable and resilient practices, the recently formed Ecovation Hub Education & Training Consortium, which includes Keene State College, Antioch University of New England, Greenfield Community College, and the School for International Training, is introducing the Green Building Leadership Institute (GBLI). This intensive, two-week summer program will be held on the Keene State College campus from May 21 –June 1, 2018. It will provide specialized training for current and emerging leaders interested in creating sustainable, resilient, and thriving communities –whether a municipality, campus, neighborhood, or building. Taught by industry leaders, these classes will benefit students and working professionals, community and institutional decision-makers, and others entering the workforce.
According to Lead Instructor (and NESEA Member) Jamie Godfrey, “While we will cover innovations in green building design and construction, as well as relevant regulatory and policy issues, the primary focus will be on developing leadership skills and strategies in municipal, institutional, community, and business settings.” Learn more here.
Hampshire College Earns Living Building Certification for R.W. Kern Center
Amherst, MA - Designed by NESEA Members Bruner/Cott and built by NESEA Lifetime Member Jonathan Wright, the 17,000 ft² Kern Center joins just 16 other Living Buildings certified to date and is the largest Living Certified higher-education project in the world. This certification, which is the most advanced green-building standard in the world, will be officially recognized at the Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon, May 1-4, the leading event for regenerative design. Read more...
NESEA Business Member Named VT Women-Owned Business of the Year
Mel Baiser and Kate Stephenson, owners of HELM Construction Solutions, are being recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for employment growth, financial success, expansion and community involvement. HELM will be presented its award during the 2018 Vermont Small Business Awards Ceremony cohosted by Vermont Business Magazine in June. The ceremony is open to the public and registration will be available in May. Read more...
Jonathan Wright Releases New Book
NESEA Lifetime Member Jonathan Wright recently published Season of Dreams, a collection of poems written during his two-week solo residency in the dunes of outer Cape Cod. The book is available for purchase at in Amherst, MA at Amherst Books, Broadside Books, and Off the Common Books; in Provincetown, MA at East End Books; and online, here. You can also view the press release for the book here.