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Uncarved Block, Inc.

78 Carter Rd.
Becket, Massachusetts 01223
413-464-2598
brad@uncarvedblockinc.com
www.uncarvedblockinc.com
Uncarved Block is a design/build organization that
combines historic building techniques with modern
technology and an eye towards the artistic. We
specialize in energy efficient structures primarily built
with local wood and stone.
Specialties: Building Design &
Construction, Remodeling/DER

Undustrial Timber Frames, LLC

502 Groton Hollow Rd.
Rumney, New Hampshire 03266
603-998-7720
bryan@undustrial.org
www.undustrial.org
Whether it is a new addition or renovations we always
start with listening to what it is you want and then
designing a plan to get you there. From old farmhouses
to suburban 1 acre lots, many homes can benefit from
energy efficiency upgrades, thoughtful re-design and
preparation for transitioning to the 21st century. We'll
use our natural design process to create new life into
any house utilizing our unique approach of appropriate
design and technology, resilient materials, thermal
mass strategies and stunning interiors.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Remodeling/DER, Single Family

United Illuminating Company

157 Church St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
203-499-2923
customer.service@uinet.com
www.uinet.com
The United Illuminating Company (UI), Southern
Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) and the Connecticut
Natural Gas Company (CNG) are administrators of
the Residential and Commercial Industrial energy
efficiency programs through the Energize Connecticut
initiative. Energize Connecticut (SM) is an initiative
dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to
make smart energy choices, now and in the future.
We provide Connecticut consumers, businesses and
communities the resources and information they
need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean
energy future for everyone in the state. Energize
Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Energy Auditing, Energy Conservation

Unity Homes

6 Black Jack Crossing Rd.
Walpole, New Hampshire 03608
603-756-3600
info@unityhomes.com
www.unityhomes.com
Our Mission-and the goal of many homebuilders
committed to sustainability-is to make
high-performance, low-energy homes widely available
and affordable. To do this means streamlining
and optimizing all of our processes, while building
distributed production capacity in order to achieve
economies of scale. At the same time, we intend to
deliver homes that are responsive to particular site
conditions and to our clients' individual needs and
lifestyles. For long-term durability and sustainability,
they also need to be easily adaptable as occupants
needs and desires change. And one more challenge:
such custom-fitted homes need to be designed as
free compositions from proven solutions, rather
than as costly, risky creations from the infinite sea
of untested possibility.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Construction Process, Social Services

University of New Hampshire, Library
105 Main St.
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
603-862-1535
www.unh.edu
Specialties: Education

Urban Habitat Initiatives, Inc.

328A Tremont St.
Boston , Massachusetts 02116
617-423-5566
kim.vermeer@urbanhabitatinitiatives.com
http://www.usgbc.org/organizations/urbanhabitat-initiatives-inc
Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc. is a leading independent
consulting firm focused on advancing sustainability
in multifamily housing. We offer green project
management services to owners and developers
from early strategies through development and
construction to measuring results. Kim Vermeer,
President, is a frequent speaker, educator, and author.
Specialties: Consultancy, Multifamily

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Valley Home Improvement

340 Riverside Dr.
Northampton, Massachusetts 01062
413-584-7522
info@valleyhomeimprovement.com
www.valleyhomeimprovement.com
Valley Home Improvement is a 3 tiered residential
design/build remodeling company serving the Pioneer
Valley for more then two decades. In conjunction with
our full service remodeling work, Valley Solar offers
PV design and installation, and our Weatherization
division implements a wide range of energy
conservation measures.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction, Design
Process, Insulation, Photovoltaics, Remodeling/
DER, Renewables & The Grid, Single Family

Ventacity Systems, Inc.

2828 SW Corbett Ave., Ste. 119
Portland, Oregon 97201
888-836-8458
barry@ventacity.com
www.ventacity.com
People need fresh, clean air inside where they live
and work. Ventacity produces dedicated outdoor
air systems (DOAS) with heat recovery ventilation
(HRV) - the most efficient way to keep a building, and
the people in it, healthy and comfortable. Ventacity's
products enable HVAC engineers to design buildings
that reduce energy use by 50% by separating
ventilation from air conditioning and applying heat
recovery technology along with heat pumps to a
building. If fully deployed, commercial heat recovery
systems could reduce US carbon dioxide emissions by
220 million metric tons each year. That's the same
global warming impact as removing 19% (49 million)
of US passenger cars from the road.
Specialties: HVAC, Manufacturing

Viessmann Manufacturing Company, Inc. (US)

45 Access Rd.
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
401-732-0667
full@viessmann.com
www.viessmann.us
The same expertise and innovation that has made
Viessmann the best-selling brand of floor-mounted
boilers in Europe is also evident in North America.
The Viessmann USA Head Office has been
located in Warwick, RI since 1991. In 2003 the
company relocated to a new 38,000 square foot,
state-of-the-art facility to extend its distribution
network and to strengthen the company's
logistical capacity.
Specialties: Biomass, Solar Thermal,
HVAC, Mechanical Systems & Lighting

VSECU

One Bailey Ave.
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
800-371-5162
laurie.fielder@vsecu.com
www.vsecu.com
VSECU is a Vermont-based, member-owned credit
union. When you join, you're powering a movement
for cooperative finance, neighbor helping neighbor
to improve all members' lives. Our special solar
and energy improvement consumer loans feature
discounted rates, extended terms and are available
for NESEA members to invest in their energy-saving
goals. Find out more at vsecu.com/vgreen.
Specialties: Finance/CPA

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Wagner Development

161 Westview Rd.
Lowell, Massachusetts 01851
508-451-3202
ryan@wagnerdevelopmentcorp.com
www.wagnerdevelopmentcorp.com
People. It's always been about people. Wagner
Development from the very beginning has been
focused on a different model for business, a model
Beyond Profit. Giving respect to our employees and
empowering them to create a great client experience.
Giving a seamless process and value to our clients.
Giving time and resources to the community and
those who we can help. Its always been that way.
Since day one people have been at the core. That is
why we are so concerned with the final product but
obsessed with the process because in the process is
the value of people.
Specialties: Construction Process, Lighting Design,
Net Zero Energy, Passive Housing, Remodeling/
DER, Single Family, The Big Picture, Windows

Walker Cellar Works

27 Aldworth Rd.
Harrisville, New Hampshire 03450
603-827-9999
walkerdb.doug@gmail.com
www.walkercellarworks.com
Specializing in Energy retro-fits for historic
homes & cellars, basement finishing systems
from wine storage to home theater & problem
basement consultation.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Remodeling/DER, Single Family

Warren Design Build

268 West St.
Berlin, Massachusetts 01503
978-621-7619
carl@warrendesign.com
www.warrendesign.com
Over 30 years experience using current building
science techniques to design and build durable, low
maintenance, healthy, low-impact homes. Check us
out at warrendesign.com
Specialties: Building Design & Construction

Water Energy Distributors

2 Starwood Dr.
Hampstead, New Hampshire 03841
603-329-8122
christina@northeastgeo.com
www.northeastgeo.com
Geothermal design & geothermal heat pump
distribution for the Northeastern United States
since 1978.
Specialties: Energy Conservation, Geothermal,
HVAC, Mechanical Systems & Lighting

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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 - 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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