BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 Attendee FAQs

Where and when is the conference?
BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28–29, 2023, at the Westin Boston Seaport District. The address is 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA. For public transit, take the MBTA Silver Line to the World Trade Center stop, or Bus Number 7, which stops outside the hotel on Summer Street. Paid lot parking is available. Pick up a disount voucher for non-valet parking at the conference registration desk. For more information, see the hotel website.

What does it cost to attend?
The sooner you register, the less it costs. You may also qualify for special rates for students, emerging professionals, or staff of non-profit organizations and government agencies. See the pricing page for details. To receive member pricing, you must be logged in to your account. Learn about becoming a NESEA Member, or for questions about your account, see our FAQ page.

Why didn't my registration go through?
The most common reason for an unsuccessful registration is a declined credit card transaction, usually because of a mismatch between the billing address as entered and the one associated with the card. Please double check the address you entered. Another frequent issue is internet browser problems. To fix this, try refreshing the page or using a different browser. If you continue to have difficulty registering, please let us know.

I need to register more than one person from my company. What should I do?
Our online registration system can easily guide you through registering multiple people from your organization. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us.

What is your refund policy?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for conference passes. If you cancel your registration by March 1, you may request a credit for a future NESEA event. You may also request a credit at any time if you need to cancel for reasons related to COVID-19.

Where can I stay?
NESEA has reserved a block of rooms for a reduced rate of $239 per night at the Westin. Learn more and book your room. Carbon offsets are included in the rate.

Do I have to pick which sessions I plan to attend prior to the conference?
No. With a conference pass, you may attend any sessions you wish on the day(s) you are registered for.

Can I get CEUs for attending?
We anticipate offering continuing education credits toward AIA, BPI, BOC, GBCI, MA CSL, NARI, PHIUS, and RESNET certification at this year's conference. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to self-report hours to other accrediting organizations.

Are there scholarships available?
Yes, we offer a limited number of scholarships to students and emerging professionals. For more information, please write to Florence MacGregor at

Will there be food?
Yes! Your conference registration includes lunch on the day(s) you are attending. Coffee and tea will also be available all day to all attendees on the trade show floor.

Is the venue ADA accessible?
Yes. All floors are accessible by elevator.

Will a nursing room be available?
Yes, a nursing room will be available on the Lobby Level. The key to the nursing room will be available at registration.

What happens in the evenings?
Everyone is welcome to join us for an Opening Reception on Monday, a Trade Show Reception on Tuesday (featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and great opportunities to talk with exhibitors and fellow attendees), and a Closing Reception at the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday.

How can I reach you with questions or concerns?
For registration questions, contact or (413) 774-6051 x19. For everything else, contact Ben Sachs-Hamilton, Conference Director, at or (413) 213-5525.

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