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Conference News

Submit a Proposal for BuildingEnergy Boston!

The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 is Know-How.

This year's Conference Chairs invite you to propose sessions that focus on practical skills and immediately applicable knowledge—the innovations you’re working on now, your recent lessons learned, the skills you wish all your colleagues had.

Your session should boldly claim, "To build the world we need—a thriving, sustainable, equitable one—this is how we get it done."

Proposals will be reviewed and vetted by a volunteer NESEA-member content committee to ensure that conference sessions are data-driven, diverse, and genuinely useful to attendees. The deadline to submit is August 23.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit a Proposal

Registration Opens Soon!

Save the date for BuildingEnergy NYC 2018, which will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, October 3 & 4.

Registration opens to the public on August 1, but—because you are a NESEA member—you'll be receiving a special invitation to register in mid-July for one of only 50 early bird passes. Additionally, members now receive a 20% discount on conference passes.

This year's event will feature 24 accredited conference sessions, 50+ exhibitors, multiple networking opportunities, and (new this year) several pre-conference workshops on Wednesday to choose from.

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.

Pro Tour News

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

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

August 3 Net-Zero Living: Two Coastal Connecticut Homes

Mystic/Pawcatuck, CT: This Pro Tour features two recently constructed NZE single family homes by two different project teams. The teams behind each of the homes will give overviews of the design and construction of the projects. Then attendees will split into small groups at each site to hear from the experts involved in specific aspects of the projects.

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 June 15 Pro Tour of a Passive High School Built for Cold, Coastal Climate in Freeport, ME.

Other NESEA News

Payment Plans Now Available for NESEA Lifetime Membership

NESEA welcomed 9 new Lifetime Members to our community in the past 12 months: Jean Carroon, Robert Grogan, Michael Hindle, Christina McPike, Ken Neuhauser, Andy Shapiro, Lois Sturm, Andrew Webster, and Alex Wilson. Several of these individuals took advantage of the affordable 1- and 2-year installment plans that are now available.

Read in this blog post why Michael Hindle chose to become a Lifetime Member this past year and why he encourages you to do the same.

For more information about NESEA Lifetime Membership and payment plans, contact Katie Schendel, Membership Manager, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20, or visit our Lifetime Member webpage.

Year-End Update on NESEA's Capacity Campaign

We are so grateful to all those in our community—from long-time members to emerging professionals—who expressed their commitment to NESEA's mission by donating in year one of our first-ever Capacity Campaign! Thanks to your generosity, we raised $88,000 in annual operating funds to support NESEA programs and help us achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan.

The campaign inspired our community in an unprecedented way:

  • Over 125 individuals and businesses made donations to NESEA
  • 52 gifts were received from first-time donors
  • 40 donors doubled, tripled or quadrupled their past gift amount
  • We nearly tripled our usual annual fund total dollars raised.

Kris Brill stepped up as our first Sustaining Donor to the campaign. Since then, we’ve received multi-year commitments from more than 30 donors for a total of almost $70,000 in 2018 and 2019. So we’re already off to a great start heading into our new fiscal year!

You can make a gift to NESEA's Capacity Campaign any time of year. Thank you for supporting our mission of advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Allied Engineering, Inc. - Portland, ME

Grand Banks Building Products - Gloucester, MA

Legend Power Systems - Vancouver, BC

Mavrik European Windows - Middleton, NY

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

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 Efficiency Operations Field Manager at the Center for EcoTechnology

Northampton, MA - We are hiring a Energy Efficiency Operations Field Manager to oversee and coordinate the technical services operations for residential and commercial customers. The Energy Efficiency Operations Field Manager manages programs that help customers reduce costs and improve environmental performance through electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures. Critical functions of the Energy Efficiency Operations Field Manager are staff coaching, client liaison and operational delivery to service customers. Learn more...

Building Systems Associate at Bensonwood

Keene, NH - This role will be part of the Building Systems Team currently located in our new facility in Keene, NH.  Reporting to the Building Systems Team Leader and working with a team of 25 associates, this role will assist in the production of all building systems that create a ‘Bensonwood Home’. Learn more...

"Clerk-of-the-Works" for Northfield and Warwick Energy Projects

Northfield & Warwick, MA - This job is for an independent contractor with a practical and formal background in energy efficiency who will work with the Franklin County towns of Northfield and Warwick to coordinate efforts funded by a Green Communities grant, pending receipt of funding. 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.

Turning Data into Action

Where: New York, NY

When: Friday, August 7, 9am–10:30am

Cost: $10

Join the Building Energy Exchange, Bright Power, and Sustainable Energy Partners for a moderated conversation on Turning Data into Action, a follow-up to the team’s groundbreaking study, Retrofitting Affordability; Evaluating New York City’s Multifamily Building Energy Data for Savings Opportunities.

Turning Data into Action dissects the City’s LL87 and LL84 building benchmarking and energy audit data, creating twelve user-friendly ‘tear-sheets,’ which group energy conservation measures (ECMs) into retrofit packages organized by key touch-points in a building’s financial lifecycle. These tear sheets make it easier for buildings professionals to understand which efficiency measures make sense and when to do the work. Learn more and register here.

NEWIEE’s Women Shaping the Agenda

Where: New York, NY

When: Thursday, July 26, 5pm–8:30pm

Cost: Varies

New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) is pleased to announce its fourth annual panel discussion in the "Women Shaping the Agenda” series. This year's event will center on “New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience.” This year's keynote speaker is Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Learn more and register here.

Solar Access - Affordable Home Heating

The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), a NESEA business member, is now offering affordable, renewable energy for your community. Solar Access is a new MA program for middle-income homeowners and is funded by the MassCEC and the Mass DOER. Working with an energy expert, homeowners will be guided through the program, which adds a special Solar Access incentive to the existing combination of electric utility, state, and federal incentives for renewable energy. Learn more here.

SAF Seeks Partners for New High-Performance Cladding Endeavor

NESEA Business Member SAF Systems, a new company with headquarters in Massachusetts, is looking to bring a unique technology called SAF (Solar Activated Facade)—developed and commercialized in Switzerland some time ago—to the North American market. SAF Systems is seeking investors, distributors, and industry partners that can supply their glass and wood needs and potentially perform their manufacturing and assembly. Learn more about Solar Activated Facades in this short video, or by visiting SAF System's website.

If you are interested in investing or become actively engaged as a manufacturing or distribution partner, contact Eric Nelson at

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

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