NESEA Events

Event Type Event Namesort descending Date Description
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.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting Focus on Real Estate Thursday, February 19, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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 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 Online Improving The Air We Live In: Technologies That Address IAQ Tuesday, January 12, 2021

SPONSORED BY DAIKIN

Join us for the first of a four part sponsored webinar series by Daikin. Founded in 1924, Daikin has been leveraging its unique cutting-edge technology to deliver outstanding products and system solutions to ensure comfortable and sustainable living environments for all people and regions of the world.

That has been, and will always be, the Daikin mission. In this session we will cover the full range of brands and products we offer relating to Inverter & Heat Pump technology, and Refrigerants. We will also share our global perspective on the adoption... Full Description

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 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 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 LEED Platinum, Resilient Elementary School in Central New York Friday, August 4, 2017

NESEA returns to central New York for a Pro Tour of the LEED Platinum (pending) MacArthur Elementary School. This new construction, high performance school is the result of a collaborative, stake-holder driven design process led by Ashley McGraw Architects. Pro Tour attendees will learn about the history of the building and the efficiency and resiliency strategies that were integrated into the project.

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 Pro Tour MacLeish Field Station Pro Tour Friday, October 11, 2013

Supported by a grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Smith College completed the construction of a 2300-square-foot environmental classroom at the Ada & Archibald MacLeish Field Station in 2012. At the time of the Pro Tour, CEEDS anticipated that the building would be certified as a “Living Building” in late 2013 or early 2014, a process which was realized in early 2014, making it the fifth Living Building Challenge certified building in the world.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Martha's Vineyard Pro Tour Friday, April 3, 2015

On a warm (ish) day in April, NESEA organized a Pro Tour of two sites designed and built by South Mountain Company and Island Housing Trust, located on Martha's Vineyard MA. The tour showcased healthy, durable, comfortable homes that offer valuable lessons for building high-performance and affordable structures in the 21st century. The tour will concluded with an educational workshop with Matt Coffey, John Abrams and Marc Rosenbaum of South Mountain Company, and Philippe Jordi of Island Housing Trust.

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.

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 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.

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 Net-Positive Living in a Multi-family Urban Setting Friday, May 5, 2017

This Pro Tour took attendees to the Highland Street Homes Project, two energy-efficient duplex homes designed to look like a traditional Georgian Colonial and its companion carriage house. The featured homes are part of Boston’s E+ Green Building Program, which is promoting regenerative multi-unit residential buildings and bringing energy and environmentally positive homes to the city.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Net-Zero Living: Two Coastal Connecticut Homes Friday, August 3, 2018

A comparative tour of two single-family new constructions projects.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour New England's Largest Passive House Friday, June 9, 2017

Join NESEA for a tour of the Distillery North, the largest Passive House in New England: a cost-competitive 30 unit apartment building located in South Boston. This is the first phase of a three phase project that will eventually span three buildings, 260,000 sq.ft, and an entire city block.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour New NZE Multi-Family Housing Friday, April 20, 2018

Attendees of this Pro Tour learned how this land was transformed from the site of a single-family condemned house to the site of 4 combustion-free, net-zero duplex homes. The team behind this infill project detailed the history and lessons learned, offering this as an example for municipalities looking for ways to infill for community, housing, and tax support without extending infrastructure.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour New York State's First CLT Building Friday, June 16, 2017

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the first complete CLT (cross laminated timber) building in New York State, a 21,00 sq. ft. project that will be the latest addition to the commercial campus of New Energy Works & Pioneer Millworks.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Noble Home Pro Tour Friday, February 6, 2015

Over thirty people braved a chilly yet sunny afternoon to attend the Noble Home Pro Tour. We visited two sites constructed by Noble Home - maker of high-quality, custom-built passive solar kit homes - in Colrain and Shelburne, MA. In Colrain we toured a demonstration kit home that promotes sustainability through an affordable, super-insulated shell, and in Shelburne we visited a passive solar expansion of a family home designed for hands-on homeowners.

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 North Shore Pro Tour Friday, September 19, 2014

Thirty-five building professionals enjoyed the warmth and beauty of Massachusetts' North Shore while touring these two homes - one designed to be net zero and the other designed to comply with stringent coastal siting requirements - and concluded with an informative workshop at the Joppa Education Center.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour NZE Community College Health and Science Center Friday, December 1, 2017

Attendees on this Pro Tour learned how the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design for this large institutional building was developed without increasing costs, despite the cold climate and high-energy needs of the health and science equipment the occupants rely on.

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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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, April 17, 2020

Hosts: Mary Quigley and Paul Eldrenkamp

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 Pro Tour Passive DER of 19th Century Row House Friday, June 23, 2017

Join NESEA for our first Pro Tour in Pennsylvania: a deep-energy retrofit of an 1898 brick row house renovated for Passive House EnerPHit certification and energized by a "Powerwall" of retired BMW Mini E batteries.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Passive High School Built for Cold, Coastal Climate Friday, June 15, 2018

This Pro Tour brought participants to southern Maine to tour a recently completed PHIUS-certified high school. The event was hosted by BRIBURN, the architecture firm behind the project. Speakers shared the complexities they navigated while designing this small high school.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Placetailor Pro Tour Friday, March 20, 2015

Join NESEA for a Boston-area Pro Tour hosted by Placetailor. This Pro Tour will showcase two different projects, including the Hawthorne Youth Community Center and the Lamartine Lofts, located on the cusp of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, MA. Placetailor tour guides will talk about high performance structures, community engagement and education, and the realities of working in tight urban spaces.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Portland's First PHIUS+ Affordable Multifamily Housing Friday, April 7, 2017

On April 7, 2017 NESEA held a tour of Bayside Anchor, a recently-completed 45 unit apartment building in downtown Portland, ME. The building is a joint venture of the Portland Housing Authority and Avesta Housing, designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Wright-Ryan Construction. The project originated as the winning entry in “Lowering the Cost of Housing,” a 2013 national competition organized by Deutsche Bank.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of a Passive House School and Net Zero Home in Falmouth, ME Friday, December 4, 2015

On December 4th, NESEA hosted a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in Falmouth, ME of a modular, net zero home and the nation's third Passive House-certified school!

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Cold Climate Homes with Ductless and Ducted Minisplits Friday, November 20, 2015

NESEA hosted a Pro Tour of two sustainable homes in Lancaster, NH! The tours of these two homes, one a Net Zero Home, the other a Deep Energy Retrofit, were led by Ben Southworth, who designed both projects, as well as builder Tom Southworth, project manager Matt Hammon, and home owners Imre Szauter and Fletcher Manley.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Manhattan Passive House Retrofit Friday, October 2, 2015

On October 2nd, NESEA hosted a Pro Tour of a Passive House retrofit in Manhattan! The project team was striving for Passive House EnerPHit certification, LEED Platinum certification, and committed to healthy “Red List” compliant materials. The tour was be led by Janus Welton, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C EcoArchitecture DesignWorks, PC and other project team members and concluded with a reception and presentation.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Menck Windows' Manufacturing Facility Friday, August 21, 2015

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour hosted by NESEA member Menck Windows of their recently completed 75,000 square foot advanced production and process technology facility featuring state-of-the-art CNC equipment.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of the First Certified Passive House in Wayland, MA Friday, August 7, 2015

Over 70 people joined NESEA on this Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland!

The tour of this 2,500 square foot home was led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Michael Hindle, CPHC, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour concluded with a reception, and a presentation entitled "Going Foam-Free in Passive Construction."

CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.5 GBCI, and certificates of participation were available

Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Two Living Building Challenge Projects Friday, September 18, 2015

On 9/18/15, NESEA held on a Pro Tour of two projects under construction on the Hampshire College campus in Amherst, MA, designed to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). There are currently only eight certified LBC projects in the world.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Two Renewable Energy-Powered Houses in NJ Friday, September 4, 2015

This Pro Tour visited two sites located in Augusta and Lafayette, NJ, both of them residential homes. Each of these houses uses combinations of both passive and active renewable energy systems, including wind power, and most notably solar power.

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