Local Events

NESEA members are doing incredible work all over the Northeast. Local events, made up of Pro Tours, workshops, and other events inspired by members and hosted by NESEA, are an opportunity to showcase that work. These events occur throughout the year from Pennsylvania to Maine and are regional complements to the BuildingEnergy conferences in Boston and New York in March and October. We hope to see you at a local event soon!

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BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Sussex Community College

This Pro Tour will visit 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.

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
BE Pro Tour
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Hampshire College

Join NESEA 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.

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BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of a Passive House retrofit in Manhattan! The project team is striving for Passive House EnerPHit certification, LEED Platinum certification, and committed to healthy “Red List” compliant materials. The tour will be led by Janus Welton, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C EcoArchitecture DesignWorks, PC and other project team members and will conclude with a reception and presentation.

German House
BE Local Event
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The German House

The German American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the German Consulate General in New York and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking reception focusing on energy efficiency solutions and green building technologies made in Germany.

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BE Local Event
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm
Smith College Conference Center

Join NESEA for our 2015 Annual Meeting on November 4th! The meeting will take place directly following the BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Summit, from 7-9 pm, at the Smith College Conference Center in Northampton. Light refreshments will be served, with a cash bar. The meeting provides an opportunity for professionals to network in a relaxed environment; attendance at the Bottom Lines Summit is not required.

SE Elevation Wayland House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Wayland, MA

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for the August Pro Tour of this site, NESEA is 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 will be led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Michael Hindle, CPHC, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour will conclude with a reception, and a presentation entitled "Going Foam-Free in Passive Construction."

BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Lancaster, NH

Join NESEA on 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, will be 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.

Thanks to our 2015 Pro Tour Series Sponsor!


What is a Pro Tour?

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high performance homes all over the Northeast led by members of the project teams behind them, concluding with a reception and workshop or Q&A session. Pro Tours are an opportunity for sustainable building professionals to get to see projects in progress with their own eyes, share their knowledge and learn from their colleagues.

NESEA hosts at least eight Pro Tours a year, in every month of the year except October and March (BuildingEnergy Conference months) and July and January (too hot and cold). Pro Tours are held on the first  or third Friday of the month, from 1 - 5:30 PM. The cost to attend a Pro Tour is $25 for NESEA members, and $35 for non-members, and proceeds support NESEA programming.

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