BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 Community Events

More community events will be added in the coming weeks.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 9:00am
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Tuesday Keynote: The Net-Zero Building Revolution

This community has spent decades laying the groundwork for net-zero-energy buildings. Now we stand at an exciting turning point, as the technologies and approaches we have long fought for are beginning to enter the mainstream and even be written into building codes. The 2023 Massachusetts Stretch Code makes ultra-low-energy buildings mandatory, and functions as the platform for net-zero and fossil-fuel-free regulations for forward-thinking cities and towns throughout the state.

Harbor 1-3

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 12:00pm
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BE the Future Scholarship Lunch

Invitation only. This annual networking lunch brings together recipients of NESEA's BE the Future scholarship and supporters of the program. Included in each scholarship is a NESEA Membership, a pass to a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour, and a pass to BuildingEnergy Boston. This lunch offers an opportunity for recipients to meet one another and to make connections with professionals and practitioners serving as NESEA ambassadors.


12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 1:00pm
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Energy Efficiency in Buildings — Made in Germany

Sponsored by the German Consulate (Boston) and the German American Chamber of Commerce (New York). This session will feature a select group of German companies who are excited to share their expertise and present their newest products and solutions.

Marina 2

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 5:00pm
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Trade Show Reception

All conference attendees are invited to mingle on the trade show floor during this reception that includes a cash bar and light snacks. Celebrate the first day of the conference, catch up with friends, and make new connections while learning about products and services important to the success of the industry.

Trade Show Floor

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 8:00am
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Lifetime Member Breakfast

Invitation Only. This annual event provides NESEA Lifetime Members with a dedicated space to relax, network, and enjoy breakfast before a busy day at the conference. Lifetime Members will have the opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new members of our community during this informal gathering. Drop in for a minute or stay for the hour!

View a list of current Lifetime Members and learn more about this level of membership.


8:00 am to 9:00 am

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 9:00am
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Wednesday Keynote: Why We Stopped Doing Deep Energy Retrofits

After completing many Deep Energy Retrofit projects (DERs) in the late 2000s early 2010s here in Massachusetts, our residential design-build remodeling company's approach to energy retrofit work has shifted towards lighter envelope improvements and a greater focus on getting homes off of on site fossil fuel consumption.

Harbor 1-3

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 12:00pm
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BuildingEnergy Scholars Team

A group of students and staff from multiple Boston-area schools will be using this space to debrief their morning on the tradeshow floor. The participating students are at the conference to learn about connecting with the resources of our community, including potential career paths as part of a partnership between NESEA and The Complaince Mentor Group.


12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Diversity Caucus

We are thrilled to announce the 4th annual BuildingEnergy Boston Diversity Caucus.

Calling all people of color, indigenous people, queer, trans, and gender non-binary individuals, LGBTQIA, women, and people with disabilities within the larger NESEA network! Join us for a much-needed moment of interactive community building in our industry.

Marina 2-3

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 5:00pm
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Closing Reception

Join us for the conference's closing reception, celebrating the close of two days of connecting around the conference’s theme of Scalable Solutions. We'll also raise a class to mark the moment as this year’s conference co-chairs, Dave Boettcher and Megan Nedzinski, pass the torch to the 2024 co-chairs, Mark Schow and Karno Widjaja.

Harbor Foyer

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm