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Quebec Government Office in Boston

201 Washington St., Ste. 3850
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
617-482-1193
qc.boston@mri.gouv.qc.ca
www.international.gouv.qc.ca/en/boston
Quebec has maintained an office in New England
since 1970, recognizing the region's importance as a
neighbor and a partner in a wide array of sectors. The
Quebec Government Office in Boston's mandate is to
defend and promote Quebec's interests throughout
the region and to foster economic, political, artistic,
academic and institutional exchanges with the six
New England states.
Specialties: Cities & Communities

R
r3construction_inc.

96 Upham St.
Melrose , Massachusetts 02176
781-844-2621
andrew@r3-inc.com
www.r3-inc.com
r3construction, inc. is a residential builder serving the
Greater Boston area. We are a certified Passive House
Builder with an in-house CPHC. We are passionate
about re-establishing craft into the building process
in service of resilient and efficient buildings.

Professional Specialties: Building Design
& Construction, Envelope & Enclosure, Net
Zero Energy, Passive Housing, Remodeling/
DER, Single Family, Windows
R. J. Aley Building Contractor

185 Wilton Rd.
Westport, Connecticut 06880
203-226-9933
jaley@rjaley.com
www.rjaley.com
We specialize in energy efficient home remodeling,
green building & historic preservation. Our projects
include additions, bathrooms, kitchens and whole
house renovations that blend seamlessly with the
architectural style & period details of your home while
enhancing its energy efficiency, functionality and
comfort. We pride ourselves on attention to detail,
and re-enforce our commitment to high standards
through ongoing education in energy efficiency and
sustainable building materials and methods. We
strive to establish a relationship with our clients
based on trust and integrity. Whether an addition,
historic renovation, energy efficiency improvements
or new Energy Star home, we maintain the highest
standards and see each project through, from
inception to completion.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Building
Design & Construction, Energy Conservation,
Insulation, Remodeling/DER, Single Family

R. L. Benton - Builder

154 Schoolhouse Rd.
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire 03227
603-284-6860
rlbentonbuilder@gmail.com
Full service builder/designer for energy-efficient
residential construction in the NH lakes region.
Timber-framing as well as advanced hybrid
construction, with expertise in solar thermal system
design and installation since 1978. Our Sandwich
Cabinet Shop can furnish your project as well.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Energy Conservation, Renewables & The Grid

Ra Solar Company

PO Box 2222
Littleton, Massachusetts 01460
802-496-9496
info@rasolarpower.com
www.rasolarpower.com
Builders of energy efficient, solar, green homes,
additions & renovations since 1978. We can provide
complete design/build services to our clients. We also
offer green project consulting, plans modification,
and specifications writing.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Building
Design & Construction, Passive Housing

Rachel Conly Design, LLC

26 Sterling St.
Peaks Island, Maine 04108
207-766-5625
rachel@rachelconlydesign.com
www.rachelconlydesign.com
We specialize in high performance residential
design. Our team is dedicated to improving the
health of our global home as we tend to the needs of
individual homes. We believe in the interconnectivity
of our planet and the sanctuary of a simple, safe
and carefully crafted house. Since 2008, we have
been practicing in the Northeast, sharing our
passion for beauty born in the balance of artistry,
efficiency and care.
Specialties: Architecture, Design Process, Envelope
& Enclosure, Remodeling/DER, Single Family

RBI Solar, Inc.

5513 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45217
513-618-7214
info@rbisolar.com
www.rbisolar.com
RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turn-key supplier of
solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground
mount, roof mount, landfill solar, and custom
designed specialty solar structures, RBI Solar focuses
on providing the most robust solar racking systems,
installation services, and project management
capabilities to serve owners and integrators. RBI
Solar has engineers on staff licensed in all 50 states
and offers complete design, high tech manufacturing,
nationwide installation, and technical support to
help solve the toughest challenges in the industry.
Leveraging more than 80 years of experience in the
commercial design-build specialty structures market,
RBI Solar works with its clients to identify the most
economical, durable and robust solution for solar
installations.
Specialties: Photovoltaics

Rentricity

175 Varick St., 8th Fl.
New York, New York 10014
732-319-4501
info@rentricity.com
www.rentricity.com
Providing Clean, Renewable In-Pipe Hydropower
Energy Recovery Solutions. Designed for drinking,
irrigation, and industrial water operators to reduce
energy costs, create resiliency, and establish smart &
sustainable water grid infrastructure.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Manufacturing

Resynergy

9 Rogers St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02458
781-801-6480
dfpawling@gmail.com
www.resynergysystems.com
We're dedicated to improving residential energy
efficiency through transparency. Most of us have
trouble understanding how much energy we use in
our homes-a lack of information makes it difficult
for any of us to know. As homeowners and renters,
we may understand how much our energy costs each
year, but we don't necessarily know how much energy
we are actually using or if that energy use is better or
worse than other similar homes. We can tell you how
efficiently your home is operating by analyzing your
home's energy use and benchmarking it to models
that take into consideration the age and size of the
home, the climate, and the number of people living
in the home.
Specialties: Energy Auditing, Single Family

Retrotec, Inc.

1060 East Pole Rd.
Everson, Washington 98247
604-732-0142
support@retrotec.com
www.retrotec.com
Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of
building diagnostic tools. They make blower doors,
duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage
testing software. Retrotec promotes green building
through air tightness and enclosure integrity testing
with equipment, software & training.
Specialties: Certifications & Standards,
Consultancy, Energy Auditing, Envelope &
Enclosure, Home Inspection, HVAC, Indoor
Air Quality, Insulation, Mechanical Systems &
Lighting, Multifamily, Passive Housing, Research,
Single Family, The Big Picture, Windows

RH Irving Homebuilders

543 West Salisbury Rd.
Salisbury, New Hampshire 03268
603-344-6488
info@rhirvinghomebuilders.com
www.rhirvinghomebuilders.com
Building fossil fuel free high performance homes
with constant fresh air supply for excellent air quality
and low energy bills. BrightBuilt Modular Homes.
Custom Net Zero Energy Homes. Custom Passive
House Homes, Certified or Non-Certified. Deep Energy
Retrofits for existing homes. Design-build; on site or
modular. Certified Passive House Consultant.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction, Net
Zero Energy, Passive Housing, Remodeling/DER

Richard Renner | Architects

35 Pleasant St.
Portland, Maine 04101
207-773-9699
info@rrennerarchitects.com
www.rrennerarchitects.com
Richard Renner | Architects, a full-service
architectural firm with offices in Portland, Maine
and Sherborn, Massachusetts, is a richly varied
practice creating inspired places for living, working,
and learning. Environmentally responsible design is
a cornerstone of the practice, and for over a decade,
the firm has expanded and refined the process of
designing effective "green" buildings.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Architecture,
Building Design & Construction, Cities &
Communities, Commercial & Institutional,
Design Process, Energy Conservation, Indoor Air
Quality, Insulation, Multifamily, Net Zero Energy,
Remodeling/DER, Single Family, The Big Picture

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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 Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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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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