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Conference News

Get Excited for BuildingEnergy NYC!

BuildingEnergy NYC 2018 is just one month away! With 3 accredited pre-conference workshops, 24 accredited conference sessions, and 50+ exhibitors, you won't want to miss out on the action at this year's event.

Hear what some NESEA Members are looking forward to in this short video.

With member pricing, your full conference pass is $240 and includes access to all content and networking opportunities for both days of the event.

Register Today!

Scholarships Available to BuildingEnergy NYC

Do you know an emerging professional or student who would benefit from attending BuildingEnergy NYC on October 3 & 4? If so, please encourage them to apply for a conference scholarship.

Individuals who have been in their careers for less than five years as well as current voc/tech, college, and graduate students who are passionate about renewable energy, sustainable building, and high-performance design should apply. The application can be found here and is due by September 16th.

To learn more about the scholarship, contact Florence MacGregor, NESEA Program Manager, at

Pro Tour News

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

September 14 Environmental Education Center Built for LBC Zero Energy Certification

Lincoln, MA: Join us for a tour of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s new net zero environmental learning center. Attendees will learn how the team at Maclay Architects approached balancing the energy and conservation goals of this project while designing a space that best supports the needs of the occupants.

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

Learn More & Register

September 21 DER: Energy Efficiency & Natural Building Materials

Charlotte, VT: Tour a Deep Energy Retrofit of a single-family home that was honored this year with a Best of the Best Award for 2018 from Efficiency Vermont. During this event, the hosts from New Frameworks will detail the process they followed to make this project a reality. Particular emphasis will be given to the materials selection process.

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 August 3 Pro Tour of Two NZE Coastal Homes in Mystic & Pawcatuck, CT.

View photos from the August 17 Pro Tour of Two Multi-Phase, Solar-Powered Apartment Complexes in Rotterdam, NY.

Other NESEA News

Join Us at NESEA's 2018 Annual Meeting

Because you are a NESEA Member, we want to invite you to NESEA's 2018 Annual Meeting, which will take place during the opening reception of BuildingEnergy NYC on October 3 from 5pm–7pm. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the amazing work that the NESEA community has accomplished in the past year.

Register for the annual meeting here either as the a la carte Opening Reception option ($36) or as part of your all-inclusive conference pass. If registering for a full conference pass, please indicate that you will attend the Opening Reception.

Questions? Contact Katie Schendel at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 20 or visit this page for more information.

Two-Year Memberships Now Available

NESEA now offers two-year membership renewals at a 20% discount, saving you time and money, and ensuring no interruption of member benefits. More than half of our members have already taken advantage of this option since its debut in July. Questions? Contact Katie Schendel at

NESEA Community Happy Hour!

You are invited to NESEA's Community Happy Hour on Thursday, September 6th, from 6–8pm. We'll be meeting at Packard's Bar in Northampton, MA (14 Masonic Street). This is a casual get-together for NESEA Members and friends. It will be an opportunity to meet make new connections in the NESEA community and to catch up with people you already know. We hope that you can stop by. Please feel free to bring a guest.

Questions? Contact Florence MacGregor at

Welcome to Our Newest Business & Academic Members

Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy - Monticello, NY

Warren Construction Group, LLC - South Freeport, ME

Yule Development Co., Inc. - Newton Center, MA

We are excited to announce our first-ever NESEA Academic Member, the UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology Program. Learn more about NESEA Academic Membership here.

For a directory of all NESEA Business & Academic Members and their services, visit the NESEA Green Pages Business Directory.

Featured Jobs

The ability to post on NESEA's Jobs Board is a NESEA Business and Academic 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 and Academic Members can access the Resume Bank to search for new hires.

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

Green Building Project Manager at New Ecology, Inc.

Boston, MA - New Ecology seeks a Project Manager to work with property owners and real estate development teams to improve the performance, occupant health and durability of multifamily buildings. The work requires basic technical architectural and mechanical competency, knowledge of green building practices and technologies, energy efficiency improvement strategies, and building science, and working experience managing LEED certification projects. Learn more...

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...

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.

13th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Where: Boston, MA

When: September 21–22

Cost: Varies

PHIUS+ is the largest Passive Building Certification in North America. It is a well-recognized proven construction standard and quality assurance system. 98% of all North American certified projects (550,000 sqft) were certified through PHIUS in 2017 and 100% certified projects were guided by PHIUS-certified professionals. This annual conference shares those proven strategies and solutions for all building types in all climates, and we want you there! Learn more and register here.

Heat Pump & VRF Training

Where: Boston, MA

When: September 20, 2pm–5pm

Cost: $25–$40

Join NESEA Business Member MassCEC for an in-depth introduction to energy-efficient heat pump and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology. This training will explain how these systems work, how they compare to other heating and cooling equipment, how you can identify appropriate applications, and how to access incentives toward installation costs from MassCEC and others. Case studies as well as next steps for including VRF in your projects will be included. Learn more and register here.

National Solar Tour

Where: National

When: October 6–7 (and surrounding weekends)

The 2018 National Solar Tour, a collection of solar open houses and local solar tours around the country, is brought to you by ASES and SUN. This event is the largest grassroots solar, renewable energy and sustainable living event in the nation. Find out more about tours in your area, or set up your own open house today! Learn more and register here.

NAPHN18 Conference + Expo

Where: Pittsburg, PA

When: October 17-21

Cost: Varies

Join NAPHN and North America’s Passive House community as they convene in a hotspot of Passive House design construction: Pittsburgh. Thanks to a strong professional base, innovative governmental policy supporting Passive House, and a community of forward-thinking developers and housing agencies, Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest concentrations of major Passive House and other deep green development on the continent. Learn more and register here.

2018 Urban Green Conference - Weathering the Storm: The Intersection of Finance and Resilience

Where: New York, NY

When: October 18, 8:30am–12:30pm

Cost: $75 for non-members

The architecture, engineering and construction industries have generated a variety of solutions to protect our physical infrastructure from the worst effects of climate change. But how does that translate to financial resilience? What protects the financial infrastructure that supports design and construction in the first place? At this year’s Urban Green Council conference, experts will prompt attendees to think differently, and with a sharper pencil, about the costs and benefits of resiliency on a large scale. Learn more and register here.

GTM Forum: New England Solar & Storage

Where: Boston, MA

When: October 23

Cost: Varies

New England is one of the fastest growing regions for solar and energy storage. With strong policies for renewables and a local hive of innovative clean energy companies, New England has the potential to lead the nation towards a decentralized and decarbonized electric future.

Join the region's leading developers, financiers, technology vendors and policymakers for a day of networking, in-depth conversation, and exclusive Greentech Media Research analysis. Learn more and register here.

Passive House Design Challenge

The RFP for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)'s Passive House Design Challenge is now open. The MassCEC, a NESEA Business Member, seeks to demonstrate that multifamily affordable housing can be built to Passive House standards in Massachusetts at a low to no cost premium. The Passive House Design Challenge will make awards of up to $4,000 per unit for approximately 5–7 new-construction, affordable housing developments that are seeking Massachusetts Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

The MassCEC encourages potential applicants to apply as early as possible, since the first round of evaluation will be in early October. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but funding is limited and may be exhausted quickly. Learn more about the program here, or submit a proposal here.

Podcast by Steven Winter Associates

NESEA Business Member Steven Winter Associates recently launched a podcast, Buildings and Beyond. They will be exploring how we can create a more sustainable built environment by focusing on efficiency, accessibility, and health. Below is a recap of their recent episodes:

Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss any upcoming episodes!

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