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Pro Tour News

Propose a Pro Tour for the 2019 Series

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are accredited, half-day tours of high performance buildings all over the Northeast. You can learn more about the requirements for hosting a Pro Tour here.

If you have a project you'd like to share with the NESEA community in 2019, submit your proposal by Friday, November 2.

Submit a Proposal

Join the Advisory Committee

Proposals are vetted by an advisory committee of NESEA Members based on performance metrics, project type, and geography. If you'd like to help plan the 2019 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour series, we invite you to join the advisory committee.

Interested in joining the committee? Contact Florence MacGregor, Program Manager, at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 10.

We Want to Hear from You!

If you attended a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in the last two years, please take a few minutes to complete this survey about your experience as an attendee. Your answers will help the advisory committee shape next year's series.

Take the Survey

View the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series here.

November 9 - ZNE Living in Mid-Coast Maine

Falmouth, ME - Join us for a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics in a cold, coastal climate. The hosting team from Benjamin + Company will share the building and design strategies that made this project a reality.

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 September 14 Pro Tour of an Environmental Education Center Built for LBC Zero Energy Certification in Lincoln, MA.

View photos from the September 21 Pro Tour of a Deep Energy Retrofit with Natural Building Materials in Charlotte, VT.

Conference News

Thank You for Another Amazing BuildingEnergy NYC!

With more than 500 attendees, this year's BuildingEnergy NYC was one of our best to date! Here is what some attendees were excited about:

  • "Learning from the significant leadership and programs of sustainability and energy efficiency in NYC."
  • "Meeting the sustainability director from the NYC Department of Buildings."
  • "Learning about NYC and NYS's efforts to promote sustainable building through investment."
  • "I especially enjoyed 'Net Zero Retrofit of a Brooklyn Town-House,' given the depth of presenters' experience and overall enthusiasm (and that Jason Taylor showed up in his foaming overalls)."
  • "The quality of the exhibitors and attendees."

If you are interested in joining the Content Committee that selects the session lineup for next year's event, contact Miriam Aylward at

Thank You to All Who Submitted Proposals!

We received 135 conference session proposals for BuildingEnergy Boston, to be held March 13–15, 2019. Our stellar NESEA-Member Content Committee will be working to transform these proposals into this year's session lineup over the next couple months.

Exhibit or Sponsor

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

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jennifer Marrapese at or (413) 774-6051 ext. 23, or view our Sponsorship Packet to learn more.

Other NESEA News

View the Fall 2018 Digital Issue of BuildingEnergy Magazine

The digital version of the Fall 2018 issue of BuildingEnergy magazine is now available. As a NESEA Member, you or your business should have already received a hardcopy of the magazine in the mail. If you did not receive a magazine or would like additional hard copies sent to your home or office, contact Katie Schendel at

You can view past issues of BuildingEnergy here.

Bottom Lines Center Live Recap & Application Open for New Group

On September 7, representatives from NESEA's BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines program gathered at Smith College in Northampton, MA for an energizing day of deep discussion with their peers around a range of topics, including employee recruitment and retention, planet metrics, employee ownership, and client relations. See photos from the event here.

Bottom Lines is a business development program that uses the peer coaching model to improve the triple bottom lines (people, planet, and profit) of participating NESEA Business Members. In early 2019, Bottom Lines will be expanding, and we are currently accepting applications from companies interested in participating. The deadline to apply is November 16, 2018, unless the new group fills before that deadline (spots are limited). Learn how your business can benefit from participating, and apply to join a group today here.

Welcome to Our Newest Business & Academic Members

New Business Members

603 Solar - Barrington, NH

Halfen USA, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

G.S. Dunham, LLC - Flushing, NY

New Academic Members

Hampshire College - Amherst, MA

Western New England University - Springfield, MA

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

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.

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.

NESEA Members receive $50 off a 2-day conference pass! Use the code NAPHNNESEA when registering online (cannot be used for onsite registration). 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.

Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference

Where: Berlin, CT

When: October 18, 8:30am–3:30pm

Cost: $50 for non-members

Interested in helping CT build the next generation of Zero Energy buildings? Join the CT Green Building Council for a Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference hosted by Eversource! Topics include zero energy case studies, emerging technologies, distributed generation and an optional zero energy tour! 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.

Workshop: Ventilation for High Performance Commercial Buildings

Where: New Haven, CT

When: October 25, 9am–4:30pm

Cost: $99

CT Passive House has partnered with CT Green Building Council and University of New Haven to host a workshop regarding ventilation for high performance commercial buildings. This event qualifies for 6 CEUs for architects and engineers. Learn more and register by October 19 here.

USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase

Where: Boston, MA

When: October 25, 5:30pm–8:30pm

Cost: Varies

USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase is a gathering of green building professionals to celebrate industry success and innovation. At GBS '18 community members showcase the best efforts, designs, and products in the Commonwealth. Join us for a night of project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards.

Attendees include architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers…everyone who plays a role in designing, operating and constructing the built environment. Learn more and register here.

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX)

Where: Boston, MA

When: November 28–29

Cost: Varies

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building and design tradeshow and conference in the Northeast attracting 8,000 architects, builders, contractors, and design professionals each year. Founded in 1986 as BuildBoston, the show was rebranded in 2012 as ArchitectureBoston Expo. Learn more and register 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. We were thrilled to be featured in two of their podcast episodes this month:

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

New Energy News Source for the Northeast

The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy system. Launched in 2010 as Midwest Energy News, ENN now offers four regional services including Northeast Energy News, which was added in 2018.

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