BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Business Summit 2016
A One-Day Conference for NESEA Members Focusing on Triple Bottom Line Business Practices
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Smith College Conference Center, Northampton, MA
$150 includes breakfast, lunch, CEUs, and full admission to all conference sessions plus the NESEA Annual Meeting
At NESEA we think a lot about how well our buildings perform—our businesses, not so much. NESEA’s newest program, the BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines peer-review network, is focused on the art and craft of building good businesses by focusing on the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. To build on the overwhelming success of the first BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Business Summit, we'll be hosting our second Summit at Smith College in Northampton, MA on September 21. In the long-standing NESEA tradition, you’ll have chances to share with your peers not only successes to emulate, but also mistakes to avoid. This conference is targeted at all NESEA businesses, regardless of size, age, or specialty, and is the sole members-only event that NESEA organizes.
The theme of this year's Summit is the People arm of the Triple Bottom Line. Sessions will take a close look at how we determine, implement, and measure business practices that serve diverse communities of People (the company, the town, the nation, the globe). "Emergent ideas” and “growing edges” will be the name of the game. The sessions this year will be structured to take deeper dives into the material, allowing attendees more time to explore the concepts.
Accommodations: For a special NESEA room rate at The Autumn Inn, and for recommendations on other hotels in Northampton, click here.
A note from conference chair Joe Carry of Decumanus Green Design & Build:
"To best complement the many, varying and quite specific topics of the workshops, I thought it might be appropriate to choose a rather broad theme for the Summit as a whole. I am thinking Hope might be a good one. This Summit is going to take place just months before what could be a monumental shift in the political landscape. It might be good to sow some well-timed seeds of hope. Hope is a foundational commitment device that sustains our ability to do the good: in this case, to develop businesses that care for people. At the same time hope itself is bolstered by the very people it serves. I think it would be helpful to encourage people coming to the Summit to not only learn as much as material as they can, but to also stock up on as much hope as they can, as they look around and see the optimism, strength and salt-of-the-earth goodness of their peers."
The conference is accredited for AIA LU/HSW, BPI and GBCI continuing education credits. See individual session descriptions for details. Certificates of participation will also be available.
Join a Group in 2017
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines will be forming new networks in 2017. Attend the Summit to meet members of the four active networks and learn more about what your business could gain from becoming a member. We're eager to grow this dynamic network of NESEA members devoted to learning and sharing together. Visit the program web page to learn more and apply to join a group: nesea.org/buildingenergy-bottom-lines.