When you’re a member with NESEA …
you help do the future right
NESEA is the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. Our work—your work—is vital. A Chilean poet said that “we are un-doing the future.” NESEA is un-doing that. NESEA helps do the future, and do it right. In the United States, the building sector accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption. It also produces nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest single contributor to climate change. To shape the built environment is to shape the future not only of our cities and towns, but also of our planet.
you join a vibrant community
Our overarching goal is to create the infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration. We are architects, engineers, educators, builders, energy consultants, manufacturers, installers, facilities managers, planners, students, and others focused on a sustainable built environment. The only way forward is together, and our community of professionals is our most valuable asset.
— Member Bruce Coldham, Coldham & Hartman Architects
you say good-bye to greenwashing
Anything that smacks of greenwashing gets called out fast around here. We’re committed to practical solutions and proven results, as evidenced by programs like our BuildingEnergy conference and trade show, and by our Zero Net Energy Building Award.
NESEA is vital
“NESEA changed my life. I’m not saying that just for effect. It’s true. And there are many others just like me who have, through NESEA, learned continuously and formed long-term relationships that have supported our work and careers. And yes, changed our lives!
I have been involved with NESEA for more than 30 years, but it has never seemed more vital than it is today.”
– John Abrams, Lifetime Member
you build your business and your career
We like to say that sustainability is not a dream, it’s a business. Our network of professionals yields leads, clients, jobs, mentors, and lifelong collaborations. To quote just one member, Andy Padian of The Community Preservation Corporation, “Why am I involved with NESEA? Simple. Because I get business out of NESEA!”