NESEA Events

Event Type Event Name Datesort ascending Description
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.

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

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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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 2017 Thursday, October 12, 2017

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 NYC 2016 Thursday, November 3, 2016
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.

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.

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: 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: 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 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: 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 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 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: 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

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