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Conference News

Only 30 Early Bird Tickets Left!

Only 30 early bird conference passes are left for BuildingEnergy NYC 2018, which will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, October 3 & 4.

With NESEA Member pricing, your early bird full conference pass is only $200 and includes access to all content and networking opportunities for both days of the event.

Wednesday, October 3:

  • One 3-hour, pre-conference sponsored workshop from 2pm-5pm
  • Access to the Opening Reception on the trade show floor from 5pm-7pm

Thursday, October 4:

  • 30 hours of accredited conference sessions to choose from
  • Access to the trade show floor
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Closing Reception from 4:30pm-6pm
Register Today!

Showcase Your Business on the Trade Show Floor

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 to Our Sponsors!

We'd like to thank our Platinum Sponsor, Con Edison, Gold Sponsor, NYSERDA, and Bronze Sponsor, Tishman Speyer, for helping to make this year's event possible. View all BuildingEnergy NYC 2018 sponsors here.

Several sponsorships are still available. Contact Jennifer Marrapese at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 23, or view NESEA's Sponsor Packet for more information.

The BuildingEnergy Boston RFP Closes August 23!

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.

Conference session 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 request for proposals closes on August 23, so submit yours today!

Submit a Proposal

What Do You Want to Learn in 2019?

This year's Conference Chairs want to know what you are looking for in a keynote session at BuildingEnergy Boston 2019. We seek a keynote speaker who will complement this year's theme of Know-How, perhaps exploring practical know-how, know-why, or another thematic connection.

This poll will be open to NESEA Members through August 2. We look forward to hearing from you!

Share Your Thoughts!

Pro Tour News

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

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

August 17 Two Multi-Phase, Solar-Powered Apartment Complexes

Rotterdam, NY: This BuildingEnergy Pro Tour features two large-scale zero-net energy apartment complexes and will offer attendees the opportunity to see projects of a similar scale in two different stages. The event will begin at the Zero Net Energy Village, which is complete and occupied and then move to Solara, which is currently under construction.

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 July 20 Pro Tour of an Academic Retrofit Balancing Design & Environmental Impact in Syracuse, NY.

Other NESEA News

New Membership Level: Academic Membership

We are excited to announce a new level of membership! NESEA Academic Membership is open to any university, college, graduate school, high school, department, or program aiming to connect with the resources NESEA has to offer. Member benefits are conferred to every student, faculty member, or staff person of a participating institution. Learn more here.

Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 10.

Learn from Longtime NESEA Members through NESEA's Online BuildingEnergy Masters Series

NESEA's BuildingEnergy Masters Series offers online courses that give you unparalleled access to experts in the fields of high performance building and renewable energy. Through homework, instructional videos, and practical tools, you'll gain the knowledge you need to take your skills to the next level, while earning CEUs and building your professional network.

Interested in energy modeling? We highly recommend Chris Schaffner's 8-week course, Energy Modeling in eQUEST, that starts on October 1. Chris will be available for interactive discussion and questions during the sessions.

You can also learn from NESEA legends Marc Rosenbaum (Deep Energy Retrofits) and Mike Duclos (Passive House Design & Passive House in the Real World) at any time throughout the year.

Join NESEA's Development Committee!

The Development Committee is a volunteer committee comprised of NESEA Members and friends who are committed to supporting NESEA’s fundraising and outreach activities as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The group’s primary responsibility is to serve as a resource to NESEA staff.

We have recently revamped the structure of the Development Committee to allow for broader and more hands-on participation from our community. View the new committee description here.

If you are interested in joining the Development Committee, please contact Devan Folts at You can also view a list of all NESEA volunteer committee opportunities here.

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Ecocor, LLC - Searsmont, ME

JB Solutions, Inc. - Southampton, MA

Mercer Bertsche Vernott Architects - Old Mystic, CT

The Pakatar Group - Watervliet, NY

Second Street Associates, LLC - Boston, MA

SegoDesign - Concord, MA

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation - Burlington, VT

Yanmar America - Adairsville, GA

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:

Skilled Carpenter at Mathes Hulme Builders

Brattleboro, VT - Mathes Hulme Builders is looking for a full time carpenter to join our team. MHB is a full-service construction company specializing in thoughtful renovations and high performance new construction in the Southern Vermont/NH region. Our ideal candidate is an experienced and skilled carpenter, has their own transportation, safety gear and tools, is looking for long term employment, and has an interest and experience in green and high performance building. Learn more...

Architectural Project Manager at Kaplan Thompson Architects

Portland, ME - This is a unique opportunity to join a growing, award-winning firm at our new offices in the heart of Portland’s Old Port. We’re looking for an affable individual with proven project management and a clear design vision in our four practice areas: single family renovation and new construction, multi-family housing, educational, and restaurants. You must have the ability to maintain project timelines and budgets with rigor and manage teams successfully. Learn more...

Cabinetry Designer at Grand Banks Building Products

Gloucester, MA - We are looking for a friendly and creative cabinetry designer to join our team for a full time position. The right applicant should be organized and detailed oriented with an outgoing personality. Learn more...

Member News & Events

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.

Healthy Building Summit

Where: Cambridge, MA

When: Tuesday, August 14, 7:30am–12pm

Cost: $50 for USGBC members, $65 for non-members

Healthy buildings foster healthier, happier, and more productive employees, making occupant health part of any business’s financial bottom line. Yet from building standards and healthy product declarations, the options for pursuing healthy buildings for your occupants can be overwhelming. USGBC MA wants to empower you to provide your building’s occupants with the best environment possible at their Healthy Building Summit.

Enjoy a hot breakfast while expert panelists guide you through provocative questions and information on healthy buildings. Lead by Nadav Malin of NESEA Business Member BuildingGreen, the panel will include Heather Henriksen of the Harvard Office for Sustainability, George Bandy of Mohawk, Monica Nakielski of Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Jeff Hyman of EMD Serono, Inc. Learn more and register here.

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training (CPHD/C)

Where: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY

When: September 10-14 & September 17-21 respectively

Cost: $1,750–$2,250

Join NAPHN in collaboration with Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Academy (PHA) for a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. The training is 5 days of in-class instruction with additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace and is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers. Upon successfully passing the exam, participants will receive the internationally recognized accreditation as Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant from PHI.

This course is accredited by the AIA for 35 LUs. Learn more about the Philadelphia training here and about the NYC training here.

Construction Business Basics: Building a Triple Bottom Line Business

Where: Newton, MA

When: September 20

Cost: $149

What does it mean to run a sustainable business? Is your company making a profit? Are your employees and clients happy? Do you have a good work/life balance? Is your business doing its part to fight climate change? Are you active in your community? This workshop, taught by NESEA Member and BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Facilitator Kate Stephenson, will cover what it means to have a triple bottom line business, touching on how our businesses can address the 3Ps of People, Profit and Planet. Learn more and register here.

Point to Point

Where: Windsor, VT

When: Saturday, August 11

Cost: Varies

The Point to Point, powered by NESEA Business Member VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Online registration closes August 8. Learn more and register here.

Waste Diversion Efforts at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Through its program RecyclingWorks, NESEA Business Member Center for EcoTechnology assisted the Westin Boston Waterfront (the new location of NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show) in implementing a successful food donation program to divert surplus prepared food. Learn more by watching this short video or viewing the written case study.

Green Building Leadership Institute

USGBC MA is proud to announce the launch of the Green Building Leadership Institute (GBLI) and its inaugural program, the Emerging Professionals Certificate Program (EPCP). This program is for emerging professionals and students looking to advance their sustainable building knowledge, leadership skills, community engagement and professional brand to the next level. The application process is open until August 15th for the September 2018 class. Learn more and apply here.

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

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