Upcoming 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!

BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Boston, Massachusetts

Join NESEA for a tour of the Distillery North, the largest Passive House in New England: a cost-competitive 30 unit apartment building located in South Boston. This is the first phase of a three phase project that will eventually span three buildings, 260,000 sq.ft, and an entire city block.

Tomorrowland under construction
BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Farmington, New York

This Pro Tour will bring attendees to the first complete CLT (cross laminated timber) building in New York State, a 21,00 sq. ft. project that will be the latest addition to the commercial campus of New Energy Works & Pioneer Millworks.

BE Pro Tour
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Bridgeport, PA

Join NESEA for our first Pro Tour in Pennsylvania: a deep-energy retrofit of an 1898 brick row house renovated for Passive House EnerPHit certification and energized by a "Powerwall" of retired BMW Mini E batteries.

Exterior shot of MacArthurt Elementary School
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Binghamton, NY

NESEA returns to central New York for a Pro Tour of the LEED Platinum (pending) MacArthur Elementary School. This new construction, high performance school is the result of a collaborative, stake-holder driven design process led by Ashley McGraw Architects. Pro Tour attendees will learn about the history of the building and the efficiency and resiliency strategies that were integrated into the project.

Exterior shot of Taft Faculty House
BE Pro Tour
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Watertown, Connecticut

This Pro Tour features an international award-winning, highly efficient home designed to serve as a teaching tool for sustainable building while seamlessly blending into the historic neighborhood that surrounds it.

BE Local Event
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00am to 6:30pm
TKP Conference Center

The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and network with each other. This year's event, chaired by Eric Davis of Con Edison and Ryan Cassidy of RBSCC, will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the TKP New York Conference Center.

Exterior of house, wrapped in Zip System sheath.
BE Pro Tour
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Brunswick, Maine

Tour a high performance retrofit in Midcoast Maine, led by Michael Maines Residential Design. Working within the client’s strict budget, the project team has created a completely transformed home with a predicted near-zero energy usage, despite the cold winters and variable humidity of its coastal Maine location.

Interiror of DER Grist Mill
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Plainfield, Massachusetts

Attendees of this event will get to tour two very different projects: a newly construction net-zero house and a former grist mill, built in 1850, that has been converted into a residence and offices through a phased deep-energy retrofit process.

Exterior shot of SunCommon
BE Pro Tour
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Waterbury, Vermont

This Pro Tour will bring 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 will highlight 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.

Health and Science Center
BE Pro Tour
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Bristol Community College

Attendees on this Pro Tour will learn how the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design for this large institutional building developed without increasing costs, despite the cold climate and high-energy needs of the health and science equipment the occupants rely on.

Thanks to the 2017 Pro Tour Series sponsors:

  

What is a Pro Tour?

BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high performance projects 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 will host Pro Tours in 2017, with the series starting in March and ending in December. Pro Tours are typically 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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