NESEA Events

Event Type Event Name Datesort ascending Description
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 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 NYC 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.

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 Boston 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.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, May 15, 2020

Hosts: Paul Eldrenkamp & Mary Quigley
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 Public Handwashing System Design Considerations Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Importance of Effective Handwashing and Its Impact on Global Health

SPONSORED BY EEMAX - This webinar is designed for architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, and builders who work in residential, commercial and industrial applications and will address the challenges associated with designing reliable, energy efficient, and code compliant public handwashing stations.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, May 8, 2020

Host: Steve Silverman

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 resources, ask questions, talk about their experiences during the shutdown, and discuss strategies for moving forward.

BuildingEnergy Online Submission Deadline: What's Your NESEA Story? Friday, May 8, 2020

We want to hear from you: who is your NESEA hero, what’s your favorite NESEA memory, and how has your engagement with NESEA changed your life or work?

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, May 1, 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 ask questions and share their experiences during the shutdown.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, April 24, 2020

Hosts: Mary Quigley and Paul Eldrenkamp

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 ask questions and share their experiences during the shutdown.

BuildingEnergy Online Lessons from Bottom Lines: Navigating the Current Landscape Thursday, April 23, 2020

NESEA Board Member and Bottom Lines facilitator Kate Stephenson of HELM Construction Solutions presents a 45-minute webinar which will bring lessons from NESEA’s business development program to the larger community.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy NYC Content Committee Meeting Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

Over the course of two afternoons, the Content Committee for BuildingEnery NYC will meet to discuss conference session proposals and select finalists for deeper review.

BuildingEnergy Online Carbon Drawdown Now! Building to Combat the Climate Crisis Wednesday, April 22, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, NESEA teamed up with the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College to bring attendees this interactive webinar. View the recording online. More than 240 people tuned in for this inspiring presentation focused on embodied carbon, systems thinking, and climate justice.

BuildingEnergy Online Office Hours with Bottom Lines Facilitators Friday, April 17, 2020

Hosts: Mary Quigley and Paul Eldrenkamp

BuildingEnergy Online NESEA Board Service Happy Hour Thursday, April 16, 2020

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

BuildingEnergy Online Getting to Zero: Bringing Residential Electrification to Scale Thursday, April 2, 2020

Originally scheduled for the March conference, this session is now a webinar sponsored by Mass CEC.  A video of this webinar is available to view online.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Open Planning Meeting Thursday, January 30, 2020

Conference Co-Chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer invite you to a two-hour Open Planning Meeting for thoughtful conversation with other professionals committed to transforming our built environment.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Brooklyn Brownstone DER Friday, December 13, 2019

Join NESEA for our final Pro Tour of the 2019 season, featuring a deep energy retrofit of a brownstone in Sunset Park – a retrofit that was performed with occupants in place!

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour NZE Living in the Hudson Valley Friday, December 6, 2019

Join NESEA for a tour of a two-family, NZE residential project located within walking distance to the Cold Spring Metro-North stop!

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Multi-Family Housing: Under Construction Through Final Product Friday, November 15, 2019

This Pro Tour will give attendees the unique opportunity to see similar projects in very different stages of development in the same event.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour ZNE Development on the VT/NH Border Friday, November 8, 2019

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour of an affordable community housing community built for PHIUS certification. This community was built to meet the needs of a non-profit housing developer wanting durable, healthy, and attractive housing on a limited budget.

NESEA Donor Thank You Night Monday, November 4, 2019

This free, invitation-only event will bring together the top 100 NESEA donors: individuals and businesses who have shown their commitment to NESEA’s mission and vision through philanthropic giving.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour 12 Building PHIUS Village in the Finger Lakes Friday, October 25, 2019

This Pro Tour featured an ambitious new development: a first-of-it's-kind, PHIUS certified affordable housing project featuring 96 units across 12 buildings.

BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 Thursday, September 26, 2019

SOLD OUT. Now in its seventh 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. The event brings together hundreds of professionals from across the industry to learn from and network with one another.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour ZNE Modular + Passive New Construction + DER Friday, September 20, 2019

This September event included two projects: a newly constructed net-zero modular small house, designed to address housing needs in the wake of extreme weather events, and a 3 unit multi-family, originally built in 1870, which has recently been expanded and retrofitted to PHIUS standards.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Solar Powered State Agency Headquarters Friday, September 13, 2019

This early autumn Pro Tour showcased the new Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Headquarters, a 45,000 square foot, net-positive LEED Platinum facility.

Annual Meeting NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour Tuesday, September 10, 2019

You are invited to the 2019 NESEA Annual Meeting & Community Happy Hour on September 10th in Providence, Rhode Island. Whether you’ve been a NESEA Member since the beginning or are just curious about NESEA’s work and mission, this is the event for you. Members and non-members alike are welcome.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour First Net-Zero School In Massachusetts Friday, August 23, 2019

This NESEA tour featured a new high performance campus in Cambdrige, designed to be the first net zero emissions school in Massachusetts and the largest net zero emissions building in the state.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Large-Scale Institutional DER of Historic NYC Building Friday, June 21, 2019

This Pro Tour featured a deep-energy retrofit of a historic New York City Building – the former headquarters of the NYC Board of Transportation which has been re-imagined as New York University’s new space for engineering, applied science, and digital technology.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Single-Family NZE Living in the Adirondacks Friday, June 7, 2019

This early summer tour featured a net-zero energy single-family home in the Adirondacks.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour LEED Platinum Certified, Affordable Urban Midrise Friday, May 17, 2019

This Pro Tour brought attendees to Creston Avenue Residences, a LEED Platinum Certified, 66-unit development with 21 units set aside for chronically homeless adults.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Affordable Multi-Family Built to High Performance Standards Friday, April 26, 2019

This tour featured Parris Terraces, a new project providing Portland, ME with 23 units of affordable housing. The tour happened as the build was nearing completion, giving attendees the opportunity to see the progress of the project in its final stages.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour North America's Largest Affordable Passive House Friday, April 5, 2019

This Pro Tour offered attendees a first look at one of the newest Passive House projects in New York City –an innovative fifteen-story building providing 154-units of sustainable housing.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour LEED Platinum Environmental Education Center Friday, March 29, 2019

The first BuildingEnergy Pro Tour of 2019 featured an environmental learning center built for LEED Platinum certification.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour 2019 Pro Tour Launch Party Thursday, March 21, 2019

NESEA officially unveiled the schedule for the 2019 Pro Tour series at our second annual Pro Tour Launch Party. Guests joined us for an evening of networking, appetizers, and drinks as we showed off our great lineup for 2019.

BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019

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. It brings more than 1,500 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour LEED Platinum Urban Community Development Friday, December 7, 2018

The final Pro Tour of 2018 featured the first stage of a planned 331-unit project in East Boston, designed for LEED Platinum certification.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour ZNE Living in Mid-Coast Maine Friday, November 9, 2018

This NESEA Pro Tour featured a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics in a cold, coastal climate. The hosting team from Benjamin & Company shared the building and design strategies that made this project a reality.

BuildingEnergy NYC 2018 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, October 4, 2018

The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's premier event for professionals and practitioners in the fields of high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and network with each other. This year's event, chaired by Loic Chappoz of NYSERDA and Leia Sims of KOW Building Consultants, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 & 4, 2018 at the TKP New York Conference Center.

Annual Meeting 2018 NESEA Annual Meeting Wednesday, October 3, 2018

NESEA’s 2018 Annual Meeting will take place during the Opening Reception of BuildingEnergy NYC on Wednesday October 3 from 5pm to 7pm at the TKP New York Conference Center (109 West 39th Street, New York, NY). We have designed this year’s meeting to optimize networking opportunities for attendees so they can make new connections and catch up with colleagues.

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