While NESEA’s in-person events are currently on hold, we have been busy creating opportunities to engage our community through online platforms to further our mission of cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn. We invite all who are interested to view the following webinar recordings free of charge. You can view and register for upcoming NESEA webinars and events here. To see upcoming events being hosted by the NESEA community, visit our Community Events Calendar. We will continue to post new webinar recordings as they become available, so check back often!
Thursday, April 2: Getting to Zero: Bringing Residential Electrification to Scale
This session, sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), introduces tools and programs to ready homes for electrification, and state and local initiatives building professionals can use to inform, educate, and empower consumers to transition residential homes.
Thursday, April 16: NESEA Board Service Happy Hour
For this virtual happy hour, Nominating Committee Chair Rachel White, Board Chair Lauren Moss, and other NESEA Board Members walk you through the board job description and share their own experiences serving on the board. The application process for the 2021-2024 board term opens this summer.
Wednesday, April 22: Carbon Drawdown Now! Building to Combat the Climate Crisis
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NESEA teamed up with the R.W. Kern Center for this webinar on the major carbon emissions associated with building, how to use systems thinking and creative material solutions to lower these emissions, and how carbon-smart building can advance climate justice.
Thursday, April 23: Lessons from Bottom Lines: Navigating the Current Landscape
During this presentation, NESEA Board Member and Bottom Lines facilitator Kate Stephenson of HELM Construction Solutions shares case studies detailing how NESEA Business Members are navigating the current economic reality, including relief programs, cashflow, and employee management during the shutdown, and how they are planning for the future.
Tuesday, May 12: Public Handwashing System Design Considerations
This webinar, sponsored by Eemax, is designed for architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, and builders who work in residential, commercial and industrial applications. It addresses the challenges associated with designing reliable, energy efficient, and code compliant public handwashing stations.
Thursday, May 21: ASHPs and VRF: How About These HFC Refrigerants?
This webinar, sponsored by Daikin, covers the basics of HFC refrigerants, their environmental impacts, and their life safety implications with an introduction to the ASHRAE 15 & 34 standards. You'll learn previous and current phase-outs for refrigerants, as well as next generation refrigerants, and building code implications and limitations that are involved.
Thursday, May 28: Finch Cambridge: Truly Affordable Passive House
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 MA. This webinar focuses on challenges, approaches tried, and how the extensive team of designers, builders and consultants worked together to execute.
Thursday, June 4: Building In & Building Out: Lessons Learned from Deep Energy Retrofits
Maine Passive House has used two different strategies in retrofitting existing homes. One involves adding insulation to the outside of the building; the other is to add insulation to the inside of the building. Most projects involve a mix of the two strategies. In this webinar, presenters Jennifer Hatch, and Anna Heath, and Jesper Kruse use case studies to discuss lessons learned from the field.
Thursday, June 18: Hempcrete 101: Back to the Future for Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Buildings
Hempcrete is a bio-composite material created from the woody core of the hemp plant combined with a lime-based binder. This webinar takes a deep dive into the rich world of carbon-beneficial materials and help lead our industry in responsible design and construction solutions.
You can also view a recording of the the BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 keynote session, Carbon Drawdown Now! Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks, here and recordings of several conference sessions from BuildingEnergy Boston 2016 here.
NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.