Past Events

For a blast back to the past, check out the events and Pro Tours we've hosted throughout the Northeast highlighting the incredible work of NESEA members.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, July 20, 2018

Join NESEA for this Pro Tour featuring a wing of a Western-New York high school that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients. This event will be hosted by Ashley McGraw Architects and will cover all aspects of the retrofit, including design, materials selection, envelope, and mechanicals.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Share Your Vision for BuildingEnergy Boston 2019!
All are welcome to join us at the Open Planning Meeting for BuildingEnergy Boston 2019.

Exterior of Project Site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Exterior of project site 1
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Exterior of project site
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Exterior of ProHOME
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Health and Science Center
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.

Exterior shot of SunCommon
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
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.