NESEA Events

Event Type Event Namesort ascending Date Description
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 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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