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the region's leading community of professionals working
in sustainable energy, whole systems thinking and clean
technology. We advance the adoption of sustainable energy
practices in the built environment by cultivating a community
where practitioners share, collaborate and learn. The content
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From the Executive Director
A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
By Jennifer Marrapese

From the Board Chair
Taking flight into new territory.
By Phil Kaplan

What is Strategic Electrification?
Simply Put, It's an Energy Transformation
A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
By Dave Lis and Lisa Cascio

Better Steam Heat

Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
By Ali Levine

Going All the Way

What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
By Mike Crowley

Are You Forging the Weakest Link?

A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
By Alex Wilson, Jim Newman, LEED AP O+M; Katie Courtney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and
Marcell Graeff, LEED AP BD+C

Air Quality in Your Bedroom:
Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the
Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes
Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
By Brian Just

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Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability
Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
By Heliana Verónica Higbie

BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines
An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
By Jennifer Marrapese

High Performance Walls

Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach
superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
By Chris Hamm

SAF®- A Solar Fa ade to Stay?

A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the
low-energy construction market.
By Eric Nelson

NESEA Green Pages

This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond
is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year's Green Pages and
become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.

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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017

From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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