2018 Pro Tour Series

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BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, March 30, 2018
Wilder, VT

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.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 20, 2018
Northampton, MA

Attendees of this Pro Tour will learn 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 will detail 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.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 4, 2018
Far Rockaways, Queens, NY

This Pro Tour will showcase an 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.

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BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, May 18, 2018
New Paltz, NY

Join NESEA for a Pro Tour featuring 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 will hear from the teams behind both projects at this event co-hosted by Alfandre Architecture and Integral Building + Design.

Exterior of Project Site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 1, 2018
Harvard, MA

Join NESEA for a 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 will share 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.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 15, 2018
Freeport, ME

Site Details

One two-story high school building
Square Footage: 12,000
Type of construction: New
Built for PHIUS certification & New Buildings Institute Advanced Buildings New construction Certification
100% of energy to be generated onsite with photovoltaics
Special design considerations include sculptured spaces that meet the requirements of the Waldorf school

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, July 20, 2018
Syracuse, NY

Site Details

Units: 1 wing of an academic building including 18 science classrooms & small group areas
Square Footage: 32,523 interior retrofit & & 23,332 SF Exterior Recladding
Type of construction: Retrofit
Exterior wall system is made up of 6” cold formed metal studs with 6” mineral wool batt insulation and 4” continuous mineral wool insulation
Terracotta tile rain screen for sustainability, durability, & recycling potential
At time of tour, attendees will see both finished and in-progress rain screen systems... Full Description

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 3, 2018
Mystic and Pawcatuck, CT

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

Exterior of building
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, August 17, 2018
Rotterdam, NY

Site Details

Units: 4 buildings from a 252 unit, 12 building project
Square Footage: 30,000 per building
Type of construction: New - still under construction
NYSERDA Low-rise Residential New Construction Program Tier 3
Carport-mountain photovoltaic arrays will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
Anticipated to be 0.6 ACH @ 50Pa or lower during blower door testing

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, September 14, 2018
New York, NY

Site Details

Units: 1 Conference Center
Square Footage: 2.1 million
Type of construction: Retrofit
Features the 2nd largest green roof in North America (6.75 acre), providing storm water retention, reduction in urban heat island, bird, bat, insect, microbe and honey-bee habitat
Deep-energy retrofit has reduced energy use by more than ¼
New glass curtain wall has a reflectivity of 8%
LEED Silver Certified

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, September 21, 2018
Charlotte, VT

Site Details

Units: 1 single family
Square Footage: 2,538
Type of construction: Retrofit
Winner of an Efficiency Vermont's 2018 Best of the Best Award
Ecological material selection includes lime plaster walls, milk paint, wool insulation, & mushroom foam insulation
7.7 KW roof-mounted photovoltaic array to offset 100% of onsite energy demand

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, November 9, 2018
Falmouth, ME

Site Details

  • Units: 1 single-family home
  • Square Footage: 2,300
  • Type of construction: New
  • 7kW carport-mounted photovoltaic array will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
  • House is entirely wood framed with 12" double-stud 2x4 walls
  • Blower door test of less than 0.3 ACH50

 

 

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BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, December 7, 2018
East Boston, MA

Site Details

Units: Phase 1 includes 120 units of a planned 373 unit project
Square Footage: 105,000
Type of construction: New - still under construction
Project includes community center, management office, & public park
Units are being built with a tight thermal envelope, triple glazed windows, heat recovery systems, & VRF systems

Thank You to the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series Sponsors

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