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Conference News

View Video Recordings of Last Year's Conference Sessions

We are happy to announce that recordings of 8 conference sessions from BuildingEnergy NYC 2017 are now available for viewing. To view the videos, simply log in to your account and then visit this page.

The content for this year's conference (to be held October 3-4, 2018), will be finalized in the next couple weeks. Registration opens to the public on August 1, but keep an eye out for our member communications in July for a shot at one of only 50 early bird tickets.

View the Videos

Become an Exhibitor This Year

The BuildingEnergy NYC trade show floor is filling up! Ensure that your business receives maximum exposure to attendees by securing your spot today. Contact Devan Folts at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 25 or view our Exhibitor Packet to learn more.

Thank You for Another Successful Planning Meeting!

Thanks to all who joined us the Open Planning Meeting yesterday. We received a huge amount of feedback and inspiration that will be critical in selecting the line-up for next year's conference sessions. If you are interested in serving on this year's Content Committee, please contact Susan Farber at

Get Ready to Submit a Proposal

The Request for Proposals for BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 opens on June 21! It's never too early to get started. This document contains a list of the fields you will need fill out in order to submit a proposal.

Pro Tour News

View all 13 events in the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series here.

June 15 Passive High School Built for Cold, Coastal Climate

Freeport, ME: This Pro Tour will bring participants to southern Maine to tour a recently completed PHIUS certified high school. The event will be hosted by BRIBURN, the architecture firm behind the project. Speakers will share the complexities they navigated while designing this small high school. The resulting project ultimately exceeded the stringent requirements for energy performance, within the confines of a tight budget and a tight construction schedule while also honoring the special design considerations inherent to Waldorf schools.

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

Learn More & Register

July 20 Academic Retrofit: Balancing Design & Environmental Impact

Syracuse, NY: Join NESEA for a Pro Tour featuring a wing of a Western-New York high school that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients. This event will be hosted by Ashley McGraw Architects and will cover all aspects of the retrofit, including design, materials selection, envelope, and mechanicals.

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

Learn More & Register

View photos from the May 18 Pro Tour of a Resilient Retrofit and ZNE Office Building in New Paltz, NY.

View photos from the June 1 Pro Tour of a Battery-Powered, NZE Single-Family Home in Harvard, MA.

Other NESEA News

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Barrington Power, LLC - Barrington, NH

BPC Green Builders, Inc. - Wilton, CT

East Brown Cow Management, Inc. - Portland, ME

Lake Effect Group - Troy, MI

PDT Architects - Portland, ME

Rountree Architects - Westport, CT

Zachau Construction - Freeport, ME

For a directory of all NESEA business members and their services, visit the NESEA Green Pages.

Thank You to All Our FY2018 Donors

We are grateful to all those in our community who stepped up to support NESEA in year one of our first-ever Capacity Campaign. A special thanks to our lead donors who kicked off the campaign and to our sustaining donors who have already made a commitment to support NESEA over the next two years. If you haven't yet made a contribution this fiscal year, it's not too late! You can make a donation today. Thank you!

Show Off Your NESEA Membership Proudly

As a result of several requests for a NESEA member logo, we offer a digital NESEA member badge that members can add to their websites to show that they are part of this great community. Right-click on the image below to download the badge.

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

As a NESEA member, you can also post your resume to our new Resume Bank. NESEA business members can access the Resume Bank to search for new hires.

Here are a few of this month's featured jobs:

Energy Rating Specialist at CLEAResult

Rhode Island - CLEAResult is currently seeking an Energy Rating Specialist to join our New Construction Division serving Rhode Island and the New England region. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and goal-oriented, and will be performing field inspections through various stages of the construction process to support the delivery of CLEAResult’s portfolio of New Construction services. Learn more...

Lead Carpenter at Eco-Logical Building Solutions

Marlborough, MA - Eco-Logical Building Solutions, a green building/project management company, is looking for an experienced Lead Carpenter to head up it's building crew. Applicant must have 10+ years hands-on experience in the field and a desire to assume some project management responsibilities. Having knowledge of high performance building techniques is a plus, a desire to learn new methods is a must. Learn more...

Construction Foreman at Wright Builders

Northampton, MA - Key position available with excellent benefit package and vehicle. Applicant must have Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License. Minimum 10 current years’ experience with carpentry background, strong organizational and communications skills. 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.

New York Passive House Conference & Expo - NYPH18

Where: New York, NY

When: Friday, June 8

Cost: Varies

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.

Zero Energy Building Tour

Where: Amherst, MA

When: Saturday, June 9

Cost: Free

Amherst, MA has adopted a Zero Energy Municipal Building Bylaw that mandates all new Town owned buildings be built to the Zero Energy standard.  The public is invited to learn about large Zero Energy buildings through guided site visits of four buildings in Amherst. The tours are free and open to the public, and attendees are welcome to drop-in/drop-out as their schedules allow.

Tour Schedule:

  • 9am - Crotty Hall, UMass Campus, 411-417 N. Pleasant Street
  • 10:30am - Hitchcock Center, Hampshire Campus, 845 West Street
  • 12:00pm - Kern Center, Hampshire Campus, 893 West Street  
  • 1:00pm - Lunch break (bring your own or go to Atkins nearby)
  • 2:00pm - South Congregational Church, 1066 South East Street

Integrative Carbon Building for a Changing Climate

When: Thursday, June 21, 5pm–7:30pm

Where: Burlington, VT

Cost: Free for VBGN members; $10 for non-members

Join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) and Burlington 2030 District for their summer networking event. This event will include a networking reception with appetizers, cash bar, and a presentation by NESEA Members Ace McArleton and Jacob Racusin of New Frameworks entitled "Integrative Carbon Building: Embodied Carbon, Net Positive Carbon, and the New Carbon Architecture."

NESEA's BuildingEnergy Pro Tours program is a proud sponsor of this event. Learn more and register here.

Live Video Chat about Solar for Car Dealerships

When: Thursday, June 21, 11am–12pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Join Contemporary Automotive’s David Hammer and Dan Weeks of ReVision Energy for a live video conversation about responsible business and running an auto dealership on sunshine.

From three employees in a trailer to their modern Milford facility amidst five acres of inventory, Contemporary Automotive has gone through quite a growth spurt over the past 30 years. With their 450 panel solar array on the roof and additional energy upgrades – including LED lighting, EV charging stations, and bioretention gardens outside – the Hammers are saving six figures and bringing in business while achieving their goal of taking care of their customers, their employees, and the environment. Learn more and register here.

Daylight Hour

Where: Global

When: Friday, June 22

Daylight Hour, coming up on June 22, 2018, is an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about using natural daylight in lieu of electric lighting in offices. Launched in 2014, this simple and engaging campaign asks offices to turn off non-critical lights in day-lit spaces from noon until 1 pm on the Friday nearest the summer solstice. Learn more and sign your office up here.

Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

Where: Amherst, MA

When: June 25–26

Cost: Varies

This symposium by the International Living Future Institute is for campus planners, sustainability directors, faculty/educators, administrators, operations staff, policy professionals, and design and construction professionals, and will focus on inspiring, educating, and igniting action that creates a Living Future within Higher Education Institutions. On Monday, June 25th, there will be tours of the newest Certified Living Building in Massachusetts - the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, and a tour of the nearby Hitchcock Center for the Environment, followed by a dinner reception with the outgoing president of Hampshire College, Jonathan Lash. On Tuesday, June 26th, there will be a full day of education tracks, and break-out sessions. Learn more and register here.

E4TheFuture is Supporting Legislation to Increase Business Opportunities in MA

NESEA Business Member E4TheFuture and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) have been working hard on legislation to effectively expand and deepen the Massachusetts commitment to helping property owners invest in a broad range of clean energy solutions, including storage, solar DG, EV charging and EE. You can download a fact sheet about this essential legislation (HB1724) here.

E4 is gathering signatures on a letter asking MA legislators to pass HB1724. If you would like to join in this effort, click here to sign on today. E4TheFuture thanks you in advance for your support and encourages you to pass this message along to others who would be interested.

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