NESEA Events

Event Name Datesort ascending Description
Annual Meeting 2021 NESEA Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Join us for virtual breakfast at the 2021 NESEA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th!

BuildingEnergy Conference BuildingEnergy NYC Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021

BuildingEnergy NYC conference sessions and showcase demos offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to’s, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 Open Planning Meeting Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Share your vision for BuildingEnergy Boston 2022!

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting CANCELLED (In-Person) BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 Open Planning Meeting Monday, September 13, 2021

UPDATE: The in-person event on Monday, September 13 has been cancelled.

Announcement Application Deadline: Serve on NESEA's Board Monday, August 16, 2021

Each year, the NESEA Membership elects individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Strategic Planning Focus Group: August 3, 2021 Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion to help the Board of Directors shape the next five years of NESEA’s future.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Strategic Planning Focus Group: August 2, 2021 Monday, August 2, 2021

Join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion to help the Board of Directors shape the next five years of NESEA’s future.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Strategic Planning Focus Group: July 22, 2021 Thursday, July 22, 2021

Join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion to help the Board of Directors shape the next five years of NESEA’s future.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Strategic Planning Focus Group: July 21, 2021 Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion to help the Board of Directors shape the next five years of NESEA’s future.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Strategic Planning Focus Group: July 20, 2021 Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion to help the Board of Directors shape the next five years of NESEA’s future.

BuildingEnergy Online 2021 NESEA Donor Breakfast Thursday, July 15, 2021

This free, virtual event is designed for NESEA donors: individuals and businesses who choose to invest in NESEA’s mission and vision through philanthropic giving.

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Board Service Happy Hour Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Join Nominating Committee Chair Ben Southworth, Board Chair Rachel White, and other NESEA Board Members for an informal, informative conversation about serving on the NESEA Board.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Affordable Passive Housing & Non-Profit Community Facility Friday, June 18, 2021

Join this virtual Pro Tour to go behind-the-scenes with members of the team responsible for the Tree of Life project, a new building in Queens that will include 174 units of Passive House certified housing, a community health center, and a community facility operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica. Hear how the project team worked together to satisfy both high performance certification goals and the needs of the community the building was designed to serve.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Tallest Infill Passive House in the World Friday, June 4, 2021

Join NESEA for this virtual Pro Tour of Flow Chelsea, the largest mixed-use Passive House project in midtown Manhattan and the tallest infill Passive House building in the world.

BuildingEnergy Online Bottom Lines: Business Development Program Roundtable Thursday, May 27, 2021

Join speakers from 5 companies who participate in NESEA’s Bottom Lines business development program for this lunchtime discussion. You'll learn how these companies have navigated challenges and opportunities with the support of the Bottom Lines network and learn how participation in Bottom Lines might benefit your business.

BuildingEnergy Online Webinar: Anti-Racist Practices in Businesses & Organizations Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NESEA is pleased to be partnering with AORTA, the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, to offer members of our community access to this post-conference event, designed to give you the tools to start committing your business to becoming an anti-racist organization.

BuildingEnergy Conference BuildingEnergy Boston Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to Friday, May 7, 2021

BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

BuildingEnergy Online Pre-Conference Workshop: The 21st Century Green Building Workforce is Hiding in Plain Sight Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Within NESEA’s territory, there is a small army of talented youth from under-served communities who would flourish in the sorts of careers that businesses in our community can offer. At the same time, there are scores of businesses hoping to recruit new and diverse employees to fill the labor shortage gap. This community event will be a first big step towards bringing those groups together.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Historic NYC Firehouse to Modern Passive House Friday, April 16, 2021

This virtual Pro Tour will offer participants a behind-the-scenes look at a unique renovation currently underway in Manhattan: the transformation of a historic firehouse into 4 units of PHI-certified passive housing.

BuildingEnergy Online Why Daikin Is a Leader in the Commercial HVAC Building Sector Tuesday, April 13, 2021

In the last part of a four-part webinar series presented and sponsored by Daikin, we’ll review the core of Daikin’s next-generation solutions, including inverters, heat pumps, and refrigerants and leave you with a better understanding of how they enable efficient electrified heating in commercial buildings throughout New England and the Northeast.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Mid-Rise Passive House & Urban Density Study Friday, March 12, 2021

Join NESEA online for this upcoming Pro Tour, featuring a mid-rise project built to Passive House standards that includes 30 units of affordable housing and an early education center. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the hosting firm, will be joined by additional members of the team to share design strategies, mechanical systems and energy use, sustainability issues, and the developer perspective behind this award winning project.

BuildingEnergy Online Daikin & Multifamily: There Is a Better Way! Tuesday, March 9, 2021

In the third part of a four-part webinar series presented and sponsored by Daikin, you’ll learn how Daikin’s next-generation solutions, including inverters and heat pumps, enable efficient electrified heating in multifamily buildings in the Northeast.

BuildingEnergy Online Bottom Lines Office Hours Friday, February 26, 2021

During this one honor meeting, members of NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines program are invited to participate in a conversation following up on our February workshops focused on developing anti-racist businesses.

BuildingEnergy Online Training: Creating Anti-Racist Businesses Session 2 Thursday, February 25, 2021

NESEA is pleased to be partnering with AORTA, the the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, to offer participants in our Bottom Lines business development program a series of workshops designed to provide tools business owners and managers need to become inclusive, anti-racist organizations.

BuildingEnergy Online Training: Creating Anti-Racist Businesses Session 1 Thursday, February 11, 2021

NESEA is pleased to be partnering with AORTA, the the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, to offer participants in our Bottom Lines business developme

BuildingEnergy Online Making a Difference in Single Family Homes Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Join us for the second of a four-part webinar series, Technologies that Improve the Air We Live In, presented and sponsored by Daikin.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Open Planning Meeting Thursday, February 4, 2021

Share your ideas and vision for BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 at the BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Open Planning Meeting!

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Campus Built for Living Building Challenge Certification Friday, January 29, 2021

Join NESEA for the first virtual Pro Tour of 2021, hosted by Kaplan Thompson Architects and featuring a recently completed non-profit campus built for Living Building Challenge certification. The project team will be sharing the key strategies used in pursuit of the certification, including materials selection, mechanical systems, and the design and construction approach.

BuildingEnergy Online Bottom Lines Center Live Thursday, January 14, 2021

Members of BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines, NESEA's business development program, will convene virtually for a day of community building and deep-dives into topics affecting their businesses.

BuildingEnergy Online What Does Air Intelligence Really Mean? Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Join us for the first of a four-part sponsored webinar series focused on improving the air we live in, presented and sponsored by Daikin.

Announcement BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 Request for Proposals Thursday, December 10, 2020

BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 will take place May 5-7, 2021. The deadline to submit your conference session proposal is Thursday, December 2, 2020.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: NZE Solar Village in Geneva NY Friday, December 4, 2020

Join NESEA for this December Pro Tour of a ZNE solar village, comprising 18 townhouse-style units of modular housing in New York’s Finger Lakes region.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: 1890s Farmhouse to Super Insulated Commercial Space Friday, November 13, 2020

Join NESEA for this interactive event, hosted by Garland Mill, featuring a deep dive into the conversion of a 1890s farmhouse that has been transformed into a super insulated building providing space for arts and education nonprofits in Littleton, NH. Just like an in-person Pro Tour, this event will mix presentation with small group conversation, giving participants the chance to meet project team members and one another.

Archive Recording Virtual Pro Tour Archive Recording: 1890s Farmhouse to Super Insulated Commercial Space Friday, November 13, 2020
Annual Meeting 2020 Annual Meeting and Community Happy Hour Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Come celebrate with us!

You are invited to the 2020 NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour on November 10th. 

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: North America's Largest Affordable Passive House Friday, November 6, 2020

This virtual Pro Tour will offer participants a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most ambitious PHIUS+ projects in New York City: an innovative fifteen-story building providing 154-units of sustainable housing. NESEA is working with hosting firm and Passive House consultant and verifier Bright Power to offer this follow-up event to last year's sold out tour of this site.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 Open Planning Meeting Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Share your ideas and vision for NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 conference at our Open Planning Meeting on Tuesday, October 20, from 2pm–4pm.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Southern Vermont Passive House Friday, October 2, 2020

Join NESEA for the kickoff event of our fall Pro Tour series. This interactive event, hosted by studioWEBSTER, will feature a newly constructed Passive House located in southern Vermont. Participants will meet the project team who made the house a reality.

BuildingEnergy Conference BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020

Now in its ninth year, BuildingEnergy NYC is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Announcement Application Deadline: Serve on NESEA's Board Monday, August 31, 2020

Each year, the NESEA Membership elects individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. This year, we're adding an open application period to the process.

BuildingEnergy Conference BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners in the fields of high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. BuildingEnergy Boston will look different this year: we’re going virtual!

BuildingEnergy Online Hempcrete 101: Back to the Future for Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Buildings Thursday, June 18, 2020

Ready to put your specification where your aspiration is? Take a deep dive into the rich world of carbon-beneficial materials and help lead our industry in responsible design and construction solutions. Hempcrete is a bio-composite material created from the woody core of the hemp plant combined with a lime-based binder.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Virtual Pro Tour: Passive House Retrofit Thursday, June 18, 2020

Join NESEA for our first virtual Pro Tour, featuring an award-winning Passive House retrofit of a three family building in the Hudson Valley. During this interactive event, participants will learn about the goals of the project and hear directly from the professionals who made it a reality. Just like an in-person Pro Tour, this event will mix presentation with small group conversation, giving participants the chance to meet project team members and one another.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, June 12, 2020

Host: Jamie Wolf
Facilitators from NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines business development program rotate hosting a virtual office hour each Friday. During these weekly video calls, program participants drop in to share resourcess, ask questions, talk about their experiences during the shutdown, and discuss strategies for moving forward.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, June 5, 2020

Host: Kate Stephenson
Facilitators from NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines business development program rotate hosting a virtual office hour each Friday. During these weekly video calls, program participants drop in to share resourcess, ask questions, talk about their experiences during the shutdown, and discuss strategies for moving forward.

BuildingEnergy Online Building In & Building Out: Lessons Learned from Deep Energy Retrofits Thursday, June 4, 2020

Maine Passive House (MPH) has used two different strategies in retrofitting existing homes. One strategy involves adding insulation to the outside of the building; the other strategy is to add insulation to the inside of the building. Most projects involve a mix of the two strategies.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, May 29, 2020

Host: John Abrams
Facilitators from NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines business development program rotate hosting a virtual office hour each Friday. During these weekly video calls, program participants drop in to share resourcess, ask questions, talk about their experiences during the shutdown, and discuss strategies for moving forward.

BuildingEnergy Online Finch Cambridge: Truly Affordable Passive House Thursday, May 28, 2020

Finch Cambridge is the largest new construction affordable housing development in the City of Cambridge, MA in 40 years. As a Passive House project with a 105 kW PV array on the roof, it will also be one of the most operationally energy efficient buildings in Massachusetts. Currently in the final months of construction, this project has many important lessons to teach teams interested in Passive House certification.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, May 22, 2020

Host: Michael Bruss
Facilitators from NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines business development program rotate hosting a virtual office hour each Friday. During these weekly video calls, program participants drop in to share resourcess, ask questions, talk about their experiences during the shutdown, and discuss strategies for moving forward.

BuildingEnergy Online ASHPs and VRF: How About These HFC Refrigerants? Thursday, May 21, 2020

SPONSORED BY DAIKIN - The need to electrify our built environment by integrating Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Variable Refrigerant (VRF) systems is clear. In this session we will cover the basics of refrigerants and their role in the refrigerant cycle, and in the coefficient of performance [COP] of these systems. We will also dissect the environmental impacts of HFCs from their Global Warming Potential [GWP] to their Life Cycle Climate Performance and evaluate the life safety implications of HFC refrigerants.

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