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FROM THE BOARD CHAIR

TAKING FLIGHT INTO
NEW TERRITORY

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BY PHIL KAPLAN

ear NESEA Members,
OK, I'm not an old timer, but I'm no
spring chicken either: I've been an active
NESEA member and BuildingEnergy
Conference goer for 11 years, and a Board
Member for 5. I've seen the best of Rosenbaum
and the worst of Lstiburek. I've seen amazing
Board Members come and go. And I've seen a
most excellent Executive Director over the last
several years really find her groove. And this year
feels different.
I've never seen a staff like this one: engaged,
affable, skilled and invested.
I've never seen a Board like this one: enthusiastic,
collaborative, creative, diverse and all in.
The new Strategic Plan is a testament to the
current strength of the organization. And the next
steps are its execution, and making sure all of this
excitement touches NESEA members in a very
palpable way. You ready?
To start, we are tightening up the BuildingEnergy
Boston Conference + Trade Show and giving you
more of what you've asked for: NESEA Night
included in your ticket, sessions filmed, food for
exhibitors. We've listened.
Also, bye-bye, Seaport...hello, Westin Hotel!
This is a serious venue upgrade, and although
it involved some creativity, lots of hard work by
NESEA staff and a little luck, we get to be in our
new digs in '18. We'll get a more concentrated,
higher-quality trade show floor, fantastic session
rooms and a great place to stay all without even
needing to open the door and let all that sweet,
sweet energy flow out.

We are less BuildingEnergy Boston-centric than
ever before. Our current mix has made room for
other relatively new programs to expand each year,
including BuildingEnergy NYC, and our Bottom Lines,
Pro Tours and Emerging Professionals programs.
This means more people, in more regions, in wider
swaths of each active profession are getting
involved in furthering our mission of advancing
the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the
built environment.
And in order to make the significant impact we
all dream about, we are aiming for the true financial
stability that a mature organization deserves.
This year, we will launch NESEA's first Capacity
Campaign. This ambitious, three year initiative will
be led by Board Development Chair and cheerleader
extraordinaire, South Mountain Company's
Rob Meyers and the Development Committee. The
organization you know and love is taking flight into
new territory at a time that's never needed us more.
Let's do this!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phil Kaplan's firm Kaplan Thompson Architects has
received numerous accolades in the world of design
and high-performance building. The firm's motto,
"Beautiful Sustainable Attainable," reinforces their
commitment to creating vibrant, healthy and durable
buildings for all. His other venture, BrightBuilt Home,
aims to provide more affordable, modular net-zero
homes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Phil's 'edutainment' podcast, Green Architects'
Lounge, is a topical blog on the popular website,
Green Building Advisor.
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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 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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