Past Pro Tours

Tree of Life Rendering
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 18, 2021

This virtual Pro Tour went behind-the-scenes with members of the team responsible for the Tree of Life project, a new building in Queens that includes 174 units of Passive House certified housing, a community health center, and a community facility operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica. We heard how the project team worked together to satisfy both high performance certification goals and the needs of the community the building was designed to serve.

BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, June 4, 2021

NESEA's virtual Pro Tour of Flow Chelsea, the largest mixed-use Passive House project in midtown Manhattan and the tallest infill Passive House building in the world.

Engine 16 internal
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, April 16, 2021

This virtual Pro Tour offered participants a behind-the-scenes look at a unique renovation in Manhattan: the transformation of a historic firehouse into 4 units of PHI-certified passive housing.

Third Ave project external
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, March 12, 2021

NESEA's virtual Pro Tour, featured a mid-rise project built to Passive House standards that includes 30 units of affordable housing and an early education center. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the hosting firm, were joined by additional members of the team to share design strategies, mechanical systems and energy use, sustainability issues, and the developer perspective behind this award winning project.

Aerial shot of the Ecology School campus
BuildingEnergy Pro Tour
Friday, January 29, 2021

NESEA's first virtual Pro Tour of 2021, hosted by Kaplan Thompson Architects, featured a recently completed non-profit campus built for Living Building Challenge certification. The project team shared the key strategies used in pursuit of the certification, including material selection, mechanical systems, and the design and construction approach.