NESEA Events

Event Type Event Namesort descending Date Description
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour of Wayland's First Passive House: Part III Friday, October 21, 2016

At the third and final Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Wayland, more than 75 attendees will got to see the finished product now that systems are up and running.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: 2 Geeks, 2 Houses on Martha's Vineyard Friday, April 1, 2016

On April 1, NESEA kicked off the 2016 Pro Tour Series with an event on Martha's Vineyard. After braving the rain to arrive in Vineyard Haven, attendees spent the afternoon touring two recently completed high-performance houses. The first house was a completely new structure, purpose-built to incorporate high performing energy systems and materials. The second house was a deep energy retrofit, where an existing house was reworked to become a net zero home. Attendees heard about the different approaches to these projects, which required different strategies to achieve the same energy goals... Full Description

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: 3rd PHIUS-Certified Home in RI Friday, December 2, 2016

Construction on this new residence started in spring 2016; the Pro Tour will offer a chance for participants to see the way the project has come together, while the building process is still underway. This home serves as an example of residential construction that strategically employs standard building materials and techniques to meet the passive house standard.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: Affordable Passive Multifamily in Maine Friday, April 15, 2016

This Pro Tour will featured one of the largest Passive housing projects in the United States, that also manages to meet the aggressive affordable housing cost cap set forward by the Maine State Housing Authority.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: Deep Energy Retrofit of a Historic Mill Friday, May 20, 2016

The Abbot Mill complex consists of 13 former woolen mill buildings dating from the late 1800s, now on the National Register of Historic Places in Westford, MA. This Pro Tour showcased the six years of work that it took to rehabilitate this historic industrial property into a modern, high-performing residential complex.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: LEED Platinum Certified Campus Friday, August 19, 2016

This Pro Tour will brought participants into the forest of southwestern Vermont to walk through the innovative, Leed Platinum Certified Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus (BBAMC). Since its completion in 2012, BBAMC has been functioning as an immersive satellite campus where students can learn about environmental science and sustainable, green building principles.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: Melpet Farm Net Zero Affordable Housing Community Friday, May 6, 2016

This Pro Tour will took attendees to the Melpet Farm Residences, a recently completed affordable housing community in Dennis, MA. These homes were built to near Net Zero standards despite the intensely regulated pricing of affordable housing units.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: NZE Passive House & Historic Water-Powered Sawmill in Northern NH Friday, November 18, 2016

This tour gave attendees a chance to see a finished Passive House in northern New Hampshire, giving them insights into the building process and the performance data. Attendees also toured a water-powered sawmill that has been in continuous operation since 1856.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: Passive and Net Zero Buildings on a Working Farm Friday, September 16, 2016

This Pro Tour took us through a mixed-use site featuring residential green building methods in a small-scale agricultural setting. The event featured three distinct residences (a main house, a guest house, and an apartment) built with the guidance of Passive House and Net Zero principles.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: Two Living Building Challenge Centers Friday, August 5, 2016

With construction on these two buildings recently completed, the August 2016 ProTour was a chance for participants to see the finished products, after occupation and with systems up and running. The tour included a walk-through of both sites, as well an overview of the LBC certification process, and a Q & A with members of the team that made these projects a reality. Because there are currently only eight certified LBC projects in the world, this tour provided a rare opportunity to hear from people working to the meet the LBC criteria.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: ZNE Home in Central NY Friday, June 17, 2016

Our June 17 Pro Tour in Pulaski, NY featured one of the first net zero homes in Central/Western NY. This isn’t your typical net zero design – traditional stick building elements were combined with the age-old craft of timber framing to form the bones of the project. Natural lighting, on-site PV array, and a design allowing winter passive solar heat gain and summer shade are just the tip of the iceberg.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Pro Tour: ZNE Homestead in Southern CT Friday, June 3, 2016

On June 03, 2016, NESEA held our first-ever Pro Tour in Connecticut. Attendees took a mid-construction tour of Waystone Farm on an 8-acre parcel in North Guilford, Ct; a project inspired by a Connecticut couple’s lifelong dream to leave as small a footprint as possible while also being as self-sustaining as they can; from an energy standpoint but also in terms of living off their land.

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 Pro Tour Resilient Retrofit and ZNE Office Building Friday, May 18, 2018

This Pro Tour featured two very different projects: a new-construction, 8-unit ZNE office building and a single-family DER renovated for energy efficiency and storm resiliency. Attendees heard from the teams behind both projects at this event co-hosted by Alfandre Architecture and Integral Building + Design.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Resilient, Passive Mid-rise in Urban Setting Friday, May 4, 2018

This Pro Tour showcased a 101-unit, mid-rise, purpose-built to expand the designated-affordable housing units in the Far Rockaways area of southern Queens in New York City. This project was built to Passive House standards with special attention to resiliency features for extreme weather events.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Rhode Island Net Zero Pro Tour Friday, November 7, 2014

On Friday, November 7, 2014 NESEA hosted a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour in Rhode Island. 46 professionals joined NESEA on tours of two homes in Jamestown and Tiverton, one a single family home designed to achieve zero energy status with a 12kW solar array that powers the geothermal heating system and the plug loads for the house, and another in Tiverton built on spec and designed to be net zero yet priced competitively with non net zero homes built on spec in the area.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Second Pro Tour of the First Certified Passive House in Wayland, MA Friday, November 6, 2015

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for the August Pro Tour of this site, NESEA was thrilled to be able to offer a second 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.

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 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.

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 Planning Meeting Support NESEA on Valley Gives Day! Thursday, May 5, 2016

Help NESEA support the next generation of sustainable building & renewable energy leaders through scholarships to educational events.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Two Multi-Phase, Solar-Powered Apartment Complexes Friday, August 17, 2018

This Pro Tour will feature two, large-scale net zero multifamily projects, giving attendees the opportunity to tour one occupied site and one site that is still under-construction.

BuildingEnergy Planning Meeting Valley Gives Kick-Off Event Monday, April 24, 2017

On April 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, NESEA will host a networking reception and tour of the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, led by Wright Builders and other members of the project team. Please join us for what we hope is the first of many NESEA events to introduce our longstanding members and supporters to NESEA’s next generation of emerging professionals.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Vermont's First Multifamily Passive House Friday, July 21, 2017

This Pro Tour will feature Elm Place, a recently-constructed, 30-unit building which is poised to become the first multi-family Passive House structure in Vermont.

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.

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: 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: 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 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 Pro Tour Yestermorrow Pro Tour in Vermont Friday, August 23, 2013 to Sunday, August 25, 2013

NESEA and Yestermorrow Design/Build School partnered up to host an intensive (and intensely awesome) 2.5 day learning experience and high performance buildings tour in Vermont. Led by Andy Shapiro of Energy Balance, Inc, participants were able to interact with some of the region’s leading high performance building practitioners, delving deeply into the details of outstanding projects, asked questions and got feedback on pressing building questions.

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.

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 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.