NESEA Events

Event Type Event Namesort descending Date Description
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 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 Pro Tour 18th Century Building Retrofitted For Living Building Challenge Friday, April 21, 2017

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the Williams College campus for a close look at an academic center built to the stringent standards of the Living Building Challenge. This project consists of two distinct parts, combining new-construction with a deep energy retrofit of a college building dating back to 1793.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award Winner Pro Tour Friday, May 1, 2015

Thirty-five people gathered on a sunny spring afternoon for a Pro Tour of the home that won the 2015 Zero Net Energy Building Award, located in Greenfield, MA. The tour was led by builder and homeowner Spartan Giordano and lead carpenter Adam Heintz, and concluded with a reception, presentation and Q&A session.

Annual Meeting 2016 Annual Meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Join NESEA for our 2016 Annual Meeting on September 21, at the Smith College Conference Center in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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.

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 Pro Tour Academic Retrofit: Balancing Design & Environmental Impact Friday, July 20, 2018

This Pro Tour featured a wing of a Western-New York high school that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients. The event was hosted by Ashley McGraw Architects and covered all aspects of the retrofit, including design, materials selection, envelope, and mechanicals.

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 Affordable Senior Living in a Mid-Rise Passive House Friday, October 20, 2017

This Pro Tour will feature Corona Senior Residence, an 8-story building which is poised to become the first senior housing development in New York built to Passive House International Standards.

Other Activity 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 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 Pro Tour Award-Winning Passive House & NESEA Annual Meeting Friday, August 18, 2017

This event features a Pro Tour of an international award-winning home built to Passive House standards, designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it. Registration for this event includes lunch, the Pro Tour, and NESEA's Annual Meeting.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Battery-Powered, NZE Single-Family Home Friday, June 1, 2018

More than 65 attendees joined NESEA for this sold-out Pro Tour of a single-family, net-zero energy home designed to meet ambitious performance metrics and provide safety and resiliency in the event of an extended power outage. The hosting team from Paul Lukez Architecture shared how innovative technologies and design can be successfully integrated into a compact living model that matches the occupant’s lifestyle while saving – and producing – energy.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Bensonwood Pro Tour Friday, December 5, 2014

On a crisp, sunny day in December, NESEA took a Pro Tour of two sites, one in Putney, VT and one in Walpole, NH. In Putney we got a tour of a home that feature accelerated site construction of a high performance shell, and in Walpole we toured the Bensonwood shop and discussed the virtual carpentry and fabrication process.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Berkshire County Jail Pro Tour Friday, June 5, 2015

During this Pro Tour of the Berkshire County Jail, a group of architects, engineers, and municipal planners, among others, toured the site of one of the deepest reductions of energy use by a state facility in Massachusetts.The project is projected to result in a 52% reduction in energy use through operational improvements, electrical and mechanical systems optimization and onsite renewable production. The tour of this 148,000 square foot facility was led by Bart Bales, PE, MSME of Bales Energy Associates, the energy engineer for the project, and concluded with a reception, presentation... Full Description

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 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 Boston Monday, May 3, 2021 to Wednesday, May 5, 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.

Other Activity BuildingEnergy Boston Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world.

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 Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 Open Planning Meeting Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Share Your Vision for BuildingEnergy Boston 2019!
All are welcome to join us at the Open Planning Meeting for BuildingEnergy Boston 2019.

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 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 Planning Meeting BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade show is the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world.

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 NYC Thursday, October 12, 2017

The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world.

BuildingEnergy NYC 2016 Thursday, November 3, 2016
BuildingEnergy NYC 2017 Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.

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 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.

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 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 Planning Meeting Career Forum Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NOTE: THIS EVENT, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 1/29/15, HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BUILDINGENERGY CONFERENCE ON 3/4/15.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Commercial Solar Headquarters in Central Vermont Friday, November 17, 2017

This Pro Tour brought attendees into the recently completed, net-positive headquarters of SunCommon, a company providing photovoltaic array financing, leasing, and installation in Vermont and New York State. Hosted by the project team from Maclay Architects and Energy Balance Inc., this half-day tour of the 15,000 square-foot project highlighted the design process and unique challenges of a commercial developer "built to suit" project while providing insights into the performance data from the building’s first year of occupancy.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Deep Energy Retrofit in Springfield, MA Monday, September 16, 2013

In 2010, a dilapidated 100-year old brick warehouse  sat at the corner Warwick St. in Springfield, MA.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Deep Energy Retrofit Tour in Northampton, MA Friday, June 27, 2014

During this Pro Tour, members looked at two Deep Energy Retrofit projects in Northampton, MA.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour DER Grist Mill & Net Zero Home Friday, November 3, 2017

Attendees of this event were able to tour two very different projects: a newly construction net-zero house and a former grist mill, built in 1850, that has been converted into a residence and offices through a phased deep-energy retrofit process.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour DER: Energy Efficiency and Natural Building Materials Friday, September 21, 2018

This NESEA Pro Tour featured a DER of a single-family home that was honored with a Best of the Best Award for 2018 from Efficiency Vermont.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting Emerging Professionals Career Forum: NYC Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Emerging Professionals Career Forum is a free, interactive event providing a venue for students and emerging professionals to gain practical strategies for building professional networks, including resources for finding jobs and internships. Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another and the NESEA Board of Directors in small discussion groups.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting Energy Efficiency & Green Building Technologies: Made in Germany Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The German American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the German Consulate General in New York and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking r

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Environmental Education Center Built for LBC Zero Energy Certification Friday, September 14, 2018

This Pro Tour featured the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s new net zero environmental learning center. During this event, attendees learned 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.

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 Pro Tour Fine Homebuilding Magazine's NZE Teaching Home Friday, March 30, 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

Fine Homebuilding Magazine's NZE Teaching Home Friday, March 30, 2018

Join NESEA for the first event of the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series, featuring a net-zero-ready home on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. This production-built home is situated in a small development of net-zero-ready houses, all with a focus on affordability and universal design principles.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Fine Homebuilding's ZNE Teaching Home Friday, March 31, 2017

This Pro Tour takes attendees into Fine Homebuilding’s ProHOME, a single-family residence specifically designed as a teaching tool for builders and designers. The home is an example of a building that will appeal to clients both in terms of energy performance and comfort and functionality.

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 First Rhode Island Passive House Pro Tour Friday, April 17, 2015

Over 50 builders, students, architects, engineers, contractors and real estate professionals joined NESEA on a Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Rhode Island on Friday, April 17. The tour was hosted by builder Steve DeMetrick, and led by Steve DeMetrick, the architect Steve Baczek, the Passive House rater John Rodenhizer and the Passive House consultant Dan Roy. The event concluded with a reception and workshop led by homeowners and commercial real estate appraisers Brad and Jordan Hevenor on the topic of appraising high performance buildings.

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