The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy Boston program gets underway on Tuesday, March 7, with a variety of pre-conference workshops before the conference and trade show formally open the following day.
NESEA bills the conference and trade show, which take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, as the leading event for the region’s sustainable building professionals. The conference is expected to draw more than 2,500 people over its three-day run.
Attendees will be able to attend workshops on a long list of sustainable-building topics — from energy modeling and energy-efficient hot water systems to high-performance windows and high-performance schools.
Craig Jones, a research officer at the University of Bath in the U.K., delivers the opening address on Wednesday morning. His topic is “Beyond Energy: The Concealed Environmental Impact of Buildings and Residents.” Jones will be joined by a long list of experts who will speak at other workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In addition, there are a number of community events planned during the conference — a breakfast for lifetime NESEA members, for example, plus a book release party hosted by regional Passive House organizations, a “lunch and learn” session on the German building perspective.
A full list of events and workshop schedule, plus registration information, is posted at the BuildingEnergy Boston website.
Fine Homebuilding magazine will have a booth (Booth 346) at the trade show on Wednesday and Thursday. Martin Holladay, senior editor at FHB and Green Building Advisor, will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, Musings of an Energy Nerd, on both days between 12:20 and 1:20 p.m.