NESEA Member Committees

The content of NESEA's programming is driven by volunteer committees of NESEA Members. These committees perform a variety of functions, from selecting projects to be featured in our BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series to developing conference sessions and selecting speakers.

BuildingEnergy Conference Committees

NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Boston and BuildingEnergy NYC conferences are led, planned, and curated by the following committees:

Conference Leadership Team

The conference leadership teams each two chairs, two vice chairs, and NESEA program staff. They provide overall vision for conferences and facilitate the process of content selection. Each conference has its own chairs and vice chairs. View the conference chair job description here.

BuildingEnergy Content Committee

NESEA Members with a diverse range of professional expertise. This committee is responsible for making content selection based on peer review of submitted proposals, and for developing proposals into sessions. Each conference has its own Content Committee. View the job description here.

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Other Committees

For information about any of the committees below, contact Florence MacGregor, Executive Director,

BuildingEnergy Magazine Editorial Committee
This group of NESEA Members works with program staff to select articles for publication in BuildingEnergy magazine. They evaluate submissions based on content, style, and fit with theme.

BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines Steering Committee
This committee includes program facilitators, participant representatives, and NESEA program staff. This committee is responsible for maintaining the continuity of the program and participant experience, evaluating new initiatives and growth opportunities.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Advisory Committee
Each year, a group of NESEA Members from varied professional backgrounds evaluates Pro Tour proposals and makes recommendations on which sites to include in the annual series.

Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award Committee
Members of this committee select one candidate from nominations submitted by the general membership to receive the Emerging Leader Award.

Distinguished Service Award Committee
This committee is charged with evaluating nominees for and selecting the annual recipient of the DSA.

NESEA Board Committees
Members of the NESEA Board of Directors serve on various board committees that guide specific aspects of the organization. Learn more about and view the members of NESEA's Board committees.


Our Mission

NESEA advances sustainability practices in the built environment by cultivating a cross-disciplinary community where practitioners are encouraged to share, collaborate and learn.