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Share Your NESEA Story This Week!

2020 is NESEA’s 45th year! To recognize this milestone, we’ve launched NESEA 45, a celebration of NESEA's role in the lives and work of our community members.

Who is your NESEA hero, what’s your favorite NESEA memory, and how has being involved with NESEA changed your life or work? Do you have a great story about being part of an event or a fun NESEA photo to share?

Over the next several months, we’ll share your stories on social media, on our website, in our member newsletter, and in the fall issue of BuildingEnergy magazine, which will be dedicated to celebrating NESEA’s 45th year!

The submission deadline is Friday, May 8. To learn more or volunteer for the member committee that selects stories to feature, contact Florence at

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Featured Member Benefit

Member Pricing on Advertising in BuildingEnergy Magazine

One of the benefits of NESEA Membership is member pricing (15% off) on advertising in BuildingEnergy magazine. Advertising is an excellent way to share your products and services with thousands of high-performance building and renewable energy professionals across the Northeast and beyond. Learn more here or by contacting Ryan Dovenmuehler at

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

Conference News

Upcoming Pre-Conference Webinars

In case you missed our announcement last month, BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 has been rescheduled to Thursday & Friday, August 13 & 14. In the meantime, we invite you to join us for a series of free pre-conference webinars:

Next Up:

Public Handwashing System Design Considerations
Tuesday, May 12, 1pm–2pm

Sponsored by Eemax, this webinar is designed for architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, and builders who work in residential, commercial and industrial applications and will address the challenges of designing reliable, energy efficient, and code compliant public handwashing stations. Learn more...

Additional Upcoming Webinars:

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Other NESEA News

Happy Giving Tuesday!

General donations are vital to NESEA's continued existence. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we rely on our community's generosity to support the member-driven programming we offer throughout the year. If you are able, please consider supporting NESEA through a donation or pledge this Giving Tuesday.

Donate Today

Webinar Recordings Available

While NESEA’s in-person events are currently on hold, we have been busy creating opportunities to engage our members through online platforms to further our mission of cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn. We invite you to view our recent webinar recordings free of charge. We will continue to post new webinar recordings as they become available, so check back often!

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.

Jobs Board & Resume Bank

We know this is a time of uncertainty in the careers of many NESEA community members. We encourage you to visit our online Career Center to take advantage of the resources NESEA offers.

Members who are seeking jobs can post to our Resume Bank. Business and academic members can search the resume bank for new hires and post open positions on our Jobs Board.

Please contact Florence MacGregor at with questions.

Community News & Events

We’d like to help spread the word about upcoming member events and news items. Submit news items via this form or post an event to our community event calendar, and we’ll try include it in the next Members Monthly.

Survey to Improve MassCEC Triple Decker Design Challenge

MassCEC’s Triple-Decker Design Challenge seeks to set a new and scalable standard for transitioning these iconic New England dwellings into high-performing, low-carbon buildings that are consistent with the state’s new net zero emissions by 2050 goal and respectful of the architectural heritage they represent. This quick survey will assist MassCEC in improving the program design. Submit your answers by Wednesday, May 13. Learn more...

Yestermorrow Course Discounts for NESEA Members

NESEA Academic Member Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. From now until June 30, NESEA Members can use the code NESEA to receive $25 off any open Yestermorrow courses, including the following:

New Business Models for Electrification

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, May 6, 3pm–5:30pm

Cost: Free

Join NECEC for a digital forum on combating climate change by accelerating electrification and on how implications of the current pandemic could, or already are, impacting strategic electrification business models. Learn more...

Certified Passive House Designer Training

Where: Online

When: Monday–Friday, May 11–15, May 9am–5pm

Cost: $1,750–$2,250

With 5 days of online instruction (both live and pre-recorded), and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants in NAPHN's CPHD course will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant. 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...

Unlocking the Grid: Getting Renewables to NYC

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, June 17

Cost: $75 (Use code GRID10 for $10 off)

Local Law 97 anticipates that NYC's electric grid will deliver far more renewable energy than is currently available. But where will this electricity be generated? When will it be available to NYC buildings? Urban Green Council's 2020 conference will tackle these questions over four sessions. Regulators, renewable energy developers and industry experts will share how they are overcoming existing barriers and paving the path for a cleaner grid. Learn more...

Fine Homebuilding’s “Best New Home of the Year” Awarded to Two NESEA Business Members

When the teams from Kaplan Thompson Architects and Thompson Johnson Woodworks (two companies that are both NESEA Business Members and BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines participants) were given the parameters surrounding a new build on Peaks Island in Maine, they knew they were up for the challenge. What began with a program that included meeting a medical requirement, preserving museum-quality artwork, and managing storm water on-site resulted in the 2020 Best New Home Award winner: a high-performance house remarkable for its unconventional yet site-appropriate architecture. Read the full article here.

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