Focus on Real Estate

NESEA Networking Event 2014

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015


Quincy Chamber of Commerce Event


180 Old Colony Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170

CEU Information: 


PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  If you are interested in attending a similar event, please see High-Performance, Green Homes in Residential Real Estate (RE86R14).

Join us for a BuildingEnergy Local event at the historic Quincy Chamber of Commerce hosted by NESEA member David Kelman a Realtor with Keller Willams Realty. The event is designed for real estate professionals in the Boston area who have an active interest in learning more about sustainable and high performance building science, and how this growing field might affect their practice.

Attendees will learn about our upcoming BuildingEnergy conference (March 3-5 at the Seaport in Boston) and get a "taste of BuildingEnergy" with brief presentations from four conference presenters including Craig Foley, a real estate agent with Re/Max in Somerville; Brian Butler, the president of Boston Green Build; Colleen Chapin, Preservation Manager of Historic New England; and Julie Klump, Vice President for Design and Technical Services at Preservation on Affordable Housing. Following these presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of these four presenters and two other additional experts, Dan Teague, Business Development Manager at WegoWise and David Kelman, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and our host for the evening. Questions that might be asked include "How will solar panels affect the resale value of a home?" and "Are highly efficient homes too tight? What can be done to ventilate them?" and "How can energy efficiency projects be financed?" Finally, attendees will meet other real estate agents with similar interests and build their network.

Cost: Thanks to the generous support of our hosting member, David Kelman, this event is free, although pre-registration is required.

Questions? Contact Katie Schendel at or (413) 774-6051 x20.


6:00 - 6:15 PM

Register, check in, refreshments and networking

6:15 - 7:00 PM

Welcome, panelist intro, panelist presentations

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Panel Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 PM

Final networking


  • Colleen Chapin is a Preservation Manager at Historic New England, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the United States. Within the organization, she is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of nine historic properties in the Metro Boston region. She is presenting at BuildingEnergy 15 in a session entitled Balancing Historic Preservation and Energy Performance.

  • Craig Foley is the chief of energy solutions for RE/MAX Leading Edge. Craig joined the RE/MAX Leading Edge team in January of 2012 as a REALTOR with 14 years of experience, and as a leading advocate for high-performance buildings in New England. Craig is the architect of RE/MAX Leading Edge’s, a top five residential real estate company in MA, successful green brand and strategy. He is presenting at BuildingEnergy 15 in a session open to everyone with a trade show pass, entitled High-Performance, Green Homes in Residential Real Estate.

  • David Kelman is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and has been working as a professional residential Realtor serving the Metropolitan Boston area since 1992. He provides home brokerage services to both buyers and sellers, specializing in historic, green and energy-efficient properties. He holds a Graduate Realtor Institute Designation. His own home features photovoltaic solar panels and many energy efficient features including significant insulation.

  • Julie Klump is Vice President for Design and Technical Services at Preservation on Affordable Housing. She is very knowledgeable in the topic of benchmarking building performance, and is presenting at BuildingEnergy 15 in a session entitled Beyond Utility Bills.

  • Henry Maclean, AIA, LEED AP is an architect, educator, and principal of his firm Timeless Architecture. Actively promoting green design in the northeast since 1987, he currently teaches at the Boston Architectural College & chairs the Town of Milton energy committee where he lives and works. He is speaking in one session at BuildingEnergy 15, Community Energy Footprints: Taking Residential Efficiency to Scale.

  • Dan Teague is Director of Business Development at WegoWise, a company that provides tools that help building owners track energy use. The CEO of WegoWise, Barun Singh, is speaking in four sessions at BuildingEnergy on topics ranging from efficiency financing to city ordinances for efficiency improvements.