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Community Check-In from Our Executive Director

Dear NESEA Members,

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in these strange times. Although NESEA’s in-person events are on hold, we are busy creating opportunities to engage our members through online platforms to further our mission of cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn.

As we continue to develop these opportunities, we want to hear from you: we want to know what programming, resources, and ways to connect with one another you would find the most valuable. By taking a few minutes to participate in our first Community Check-In, you'll be giving NESEA helpful feedback as we create new ways to engage in the weeks and months ahead.

You can access the check-in here. Please submit answers by Wednesday, April 8.

In the meantime, I encourage you to participate in the opportunities featured in this Members Monthly.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Miriam Aylward, NESEA Executive Director

Webinar: Carbon Drawdown Now! Building to Combat the Climate Crisis

Come together and celebrate Earth Day from home with a free interactive webinar presented by the R.W. Kern Center and NESEA! Join us to talk about embodied carbon, systems thinking, and climate justice with Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton of New Frameworks Design & Build (BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 Keynote Presenters).

We'll cover the major carbon emissions associated with building, how we can use systems thinking and creative material solutions to lower these emissions (or even take them negative!), and how carbon-smart building can advance climate justice. Learn more and register for this free webinar here.

Learn More & Register

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

For a directory of all business and academic members, visit the NESEA Business Member Directory. Learn more about business and academic membership on our website.

Conference News

New Dates for BuildingEnergy Boston!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been able to reschedule BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 to Thursday & Friday, August 13 & 14.

We are working hard to ensure the same level of high-quality sessions, the same innovative and vibrant trade show floor experience, and the same welcoming community that make us look forward to each and every BuildingEnergy conference!

Ellen Tohn
Tohn Environmental Strategies

Peter McPhee

Jacqueline Guyol

Pre-Conference Webinar on Residential Electrification

Join us this Thursday, April 2, from 1pm to 2pm for the first of what we hope will become a series of complimentary pre-conference webinars leading up to BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 (August 13 & 14).

This week's webinar, Getting to Zero: Bringing Residential Electrification to Scale, offers 1 AIA LU.

Massachusetts will need an all hands on deck approach to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. For its 2+ million existing buildings, this will require significant efficiency improvements and full electrification. Presenters Ellen Tohn, Peter McPhee, and Jacqueline Guyol will discuss tools and programs to ready homes for electrification, and state and local initiatives building professionals can use to inform, educate, and empower consumers to transition residential homes.

This webinar is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and was originally scheduled to be a sponsored breakout session at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020.

You must sign up for this webinar (space is limited). We look forward to seeing you (online) tomorrow!

Sign Up Now

Call for BuildingEnergy NYC Proposals Closes Next Week

As we begin gearing up for BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 (September 24), we hope our colleagues affected by COVID-19 in NYC are staying safe and healthy. Since this event is 5 months away, we are currently moving forward with it as planned.

The Building Energy NYC Content Committee invites you to propose sessions in support of this year's conference theme: Carbon. Given the urgency with which we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions, we are expanding the scope of BuildingEnergy NYC beyond operational performance to include the carbon impact of buildings throughout their entire life cycle.

The deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 7. Use this planning sheet if you'd like to prepare with your team before logging in to submit your proposal.

Submit a Proposal

Jobs Board & Resume Bank Update

We know that this is a time of great career uncertainty for many members of the NESEA community, and we therefore encourage NESEA Business & Academic Members to share open positions on our Jobs Board.

Individual members who are seeking jobs can also post their resumes to our Resume Bank, which business and academic members can access to search for new hires.

Please contact Florence MacGregor at with questions.

Featured Member Benefit

Share News & Events

As many organizations transition to hosting virtual events, we want to remind you that one benefit of NESEA Membership is the ability to share news and events from your work in our Members Monthly newsletter. You can also post events on our Community Events Calendar. We select several events from this calendar to include in the newsletter each month.

View all individual, business, & academic NESEA Member benefits.

Community News & Events

10 Pro Tips to Get Your Next Project to Low Carbon NZE

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, April 15

Cost: Free

During this course, GreenHome Institute, we will go over these 10 high-level tips that have been consistent across most projects that achieve a low carbon status. This includes strategies with project teams, installation quality, product ideas and operations as well! Many homes that make share similar approaches, what are they? We will cover single-family, multifamily, new and existing homes. Learn more...

Living Future 20

Where: Online

When: Tuesday–Friday, May 5–8

Cost: Varies

Join the International Living Future Institute at LF20 and share what sustains your hope for our future. By attending a Living Future conference, you are helping to shape the living future we all want. Add your voice today to make an impact and give hope to the current climate crisis. Join us along with keynote speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, indigenous climate activist, hip hop artist, and youth director of Earth Guardians, as well as Dr. Katharine Wilkinson from Project Drawdown. Learn more...

Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future

Where: Online

When: Thursday & Friday, June 11 & June 12

Cost: $100 (until April 30)

NAPHN's Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future is a call to action – to recognize the power of individuals to produce change and to build a movement; a call for us all to not forfeit our influence over events but to use it. Accelerating climate disruptions and public policy initiatives are driving uncertainty about the future effectiveness of our investments today. The core mission of Passive House 2020 is to demonstrate and discuss how (and why) building owners, developers, and occupants are choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being. Learn more...


Where: New York, NY

When: Wednesday & Thursday, June 17 & 18

Cost: Varies

For 35 years BuildingsNY has been the leading event for NYC building professionals, including Building Owners, Property Managers, Facility Engineers, Managing Agents, Energy Engineers and Superintendents. This annual event brings together more than 5,550 industry professionals and will provide you with the tools and suppliers you need to increase your building's profitability, grow your businesses, and operate efficiently. Learn more...

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
20 Federal St., Ste. 8
Greenfield, MA 01301-3324
United States

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