Gather, learn, get back to work
BuildingEnergy (BE) is the most established, most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference and trade show in the northeastern United States. NESEA members drive the content from questions that come up in their professional lives.
BE presents 10 to 12 areas of focus—we call them “tracks”—on renewables and high-performance building. Each track usually spans two days (Wednesday and Thursday) and comprises 90-minute sessions featuring one or more speakers. Sometimes we do a few one-day tracks. In addition are full- and half-day workshops (Tuesday) led by master practitioners working in the Northeast and beyond.
NESEA requires an array of actual performance data for projects featured in BE presentations. How do we know we’re winning if we don’t keep score? Have a look at our case study guidelines here.
BE workshops and sessions receive continuing ed units from AIA, BPI, GBCI, InterNACHI, NAHB, and NARI.
3,000 sustainability pros from 32 states and 8 countries
That’s 2013’s attendance. We are thinkers who want to think together. Old hands, emerging professionals, and students. Architects, engineers, builders, developers, policymakers, building managers, manufacturers, installers, and anyone else who’s working toward a sustainable built environment.
150 trade show exhibitors
On Wednesday and Thursday, BE presents the latest products and services that support alternative energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable building. Want to exhibit? Sign up early for the best spots. See present and past exhibitors here.
Zero Net Energy Building Award
Our annual $10,000 prize is announced at BE. You also have an opportunity to hear more about the projects directly from the builders, architects and/or engineers involved. See entries (past and present) here.
Are you a student or educator considering attending BE 14?
For the first time, NESEA will be sponsoring a Student Design Competition for college and university students. The competition involves four properties selected by the City of Holyoke, MA, and the winners will be announced at BE 14. With these four divisions and thousands of dollars in cash prizes for the top entries, we hope that you will spread the word about the competition to any students and educational institutions you may be involved with. Find out more about the 2013-14 NESEA Student Design Competition here.