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Please note this calendar is a curated list of local, regional and national clean energy events hosted by a variety of external organizations including, but not exclusive to, MassCEC. Event organizers are responsible for the content posted to this calendar.
Passive House Certified Builders Training Program
Monday, September 24, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (All day) - Newton, MA
PHIUS quality starts with the professionals! Be one of the PHIUS-trained builders who work with designers and quality assurance professionals to attain the predictable quality and performance of a PHIUS+ building. Register for the revamped Certified Builder training and learn from expert trainers the hands-on tools and construction techniques to make passive design work. Get PHIUS Certified to build passive--and build your business! Course Highlights Learn general passive house principles Classroom and field focus on envelope issues
Microgrids & DERS Summit
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (All day) - Alexandria, VA
2018 Summit Focus: Building a Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Future The 2018 Summit is a senior level educational forum. It will focus on the technical capabilities and innovations that are allowing for advanced microgrid projects and increased penetration of renewables and DERS into the U.S. Grid. Equally, the Summit will also serve as a conduit for developing the strategic business models and use cases while discussing the current regulatory and market landscape.
Let’s Talk Cross Laminated Timber
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Boston , MA
Join Arup for a morning of discussions about using Mass Timber in building construction. Timber is the only renewable building material and is a part of a low carbon future. It is strong and light, making it easy to transport and erect. It can also be machined to very high tolerances, making it ideal for prefabrication.
Intro to PassivHaus
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Boston, MA
PassivHaus, Passive House or PH for short: this well-known standard has made its way to the Americas and now is growing roots in Massachusetts. Come connect with the leaders at Passive House Massachusetts and learn the basics of the system. In this session, participants will learn the history of Passive House as a building concept and the differences between the national and international standards as well as how they relate to LEED and other building standards. A great opportunity to learn the basics of Passive House and get your questions answered.
Emerging Trend Series: Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets & Clean Energy
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Boston, MA
Distributed and grid-scale clean energy is making up an increasing percentage of New England’s electricity portfolio as its benefits are demonstrated, its costs decline, and states continue to implement policies to encourage its adoption. The growth of clean energy presents new opportunities and challenges – from how to integrate clean energy to meet grid needs, to how to monetize clean energy’s economic, energy and environmental value to achieve a sustainable future.
Resiliency with Microgrids: A Peek Inside
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Andover, MA
Extreme weather events have highlighted the need to create a more resilient power grid. Think of the impact Hurricane Sandy had on New York and New Jersey or that of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico.
Applying for Angel Funding:The Angel’s Perspective
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM - Boston, MA
Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out. Questions answered will include:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cambridge, MA
Join the Climate Action Business Association and learn about resiliency efforts in Cambridge regarding extreme weather from City Councillor Quinton Zondervan, with a discussion moderated by CABA Programs Director Kristin Kelleher. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
LEED Exam Prep Course
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Boston, MA
The LEED Exam Prep Course is a comprehensive course which will prepare attendees for the Green Associate and other specialty exams. The day long curriculum is designed to cover the segments of the Green Associate Exam and to lightly cover the AP specialty exams. If you have specific questions regarding a specialty exam, feel free to bring these questions to class and have the instructor cover these identified areas. Come join USGBC Massachusttes for this session which has only received positive feedback from previous classes.
Veteran's Energy Seminar
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boston, MA
The Veteran’s Energy Seminar educates veterans, reservists, and military spouses on global energy security challenges to inspire continued service to the country through careers in the energy industry, policy, and entrepreneurship. The seminar will include classroom lectures and panels with local experts from business, government, and academia. The program is based on training by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources which introduces Foreign Service Officers to the fundamentals of energy fuels, markets, and regional conflicts.
EBC and UMass Boston's Law and Governance Meets Climate Adaptation
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Boston , MA
Adapting legal and governance systems to address dramatic changes in climate trends pose significant challenges. The focus of this Climate Adaptation Forum is on the development of new rules, regulations, institutions, and forms of governance needed to respond to our changing climate. This Forum will:
UMass Amherst Pellet Boiler Boot Camp
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Amherst, MA
Pellet Boiler Boot Camp at UMass Amherst is a single-day “deep dive” into the operating characteristics of modern pellet-fueled boilers, and how to seamlessly integrate them into complete heating systems in both retrofit and new construction applications. Instructor John Siegenthaler will take you through real-world examples of lessons learned and situations to avoid. Essential knowledge for architects, builders, engineers, heating professionals, and facility managers who are ready to ditch fossil fuel heating. This is advanced material not covered in the boiler manufacturers’ training.
Sustainable House of Worship Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Brockton , MA
Leading by example can be a powerful part of our moral responsibility to care for creation. By reducing the carbon footprints at houses of worship we also lower energy bills and free up funds needed for other important purposes. Participants will learn what to do about:
2018 NEEP Summit - EE By the Sea: Oceans of Opportunity
Monday, October 01, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, October 03, 2018 (All day) - Middletown, RI
The NEEP Summit will highlight leading examples of advanced efficiency as a key pathway to building a low-carbon future. The NEEP Summit attracts more than 250 energy efficiency stakeholders and will feature collaborative dialogues and discussions, inspiring keynotes, deep-dive breakout sessions, and other opportunities to connect and partner with regional leaders to accelerate advanced energy efficiency solutions. Summit topics include:
How to Qualify a Technology for MassSave Incentives
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Please join the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Assessment Committee (MTAC) from Mass Save® on October 2nd at 1:30 PM for a webinar on how to qualify your company’s innovative and energy efficient technology for Mass Save incentive programs. On this webinar, MassCEC and MTAC staff will provide information on:
Careers in Sustainability: The Evolution of the Sustainability Professional
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Boston, MA
The Careers in Sustainability Series began in 2017 by the USGBC MA Chapter’s Emerging Professionals of MA Committee, during the ramp up to GreenBuild in Boston. The goal of the series is to bring together professionals of various stages of their careers in sustainability and help provide guidance and insight to students planning on entering a sustainability-related industry. The series is structured as a panel discussion that is taken to a new college every year to broaden the impact across Massachusetts colleges.
BuildingEnergy NYC Conference & Trade Show
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 04, 2018 (All day) - New York, NY
The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's premier event for professionals and practitioners in the fields of high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and network with each other. Register to attended an event with quality content and speakers from NESEA members, new business opportunities from the trade show floor, and chances to meet and mingle with members and non-members alike!
Massachusetts Green Careers Conference
Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Westborough, MA
Explore career advancement and sustainable development. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits. Learn about current trends and resources.
Regional Cap and Trade: lessons from RGGI and WCI
Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston , MA
Climate XChange and Alliance for Business Leadership will provide the opportunity for member businesses and the larger public to participate in a compelling conversation about cap and trade. At this evening event, Climate XChange will present their fresh research on the impacts of cap and trade in North America and moderate an expert panel discussion on how the experiences of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Western Climate Initiative can inform smarter carbon pricing in the future.
2018 National Solar Tour
Saturday, October 06, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 07, 2018 (All day)
The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar, renewable energy, and sustainable living event in the nation. You will see local renewable energy in action and ask homeowners about their experiences going solar. The Tour brings solar supporters, home and business owners, and community members together to celebrate and help grow solar in their communities. The Tour is put on by the American Solar Energy Society, Solar United Neighbors, and dozens of local groups across the country. Learn more here.
YPE Boston's Volunteer Event
Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Boston, MA
Join YPE and volunteer with the Esplanade Association on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 12pm. Specific tasks of the volunteer event will be determined in September, but could include painting benches, greening, picking up the pathways, raking leaves, among other activities to ensure that we keep the Esplanade beautiful.
Monday, October 08, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day) - Boston, MA
One of the world’s leading ideas and innovation festivals, HUBweek features 100+ sessions across more than nine disciplines under the theme of “We the Future.” Covered by CNN, Fortune, Fast Company (and even Bill Gates), HUBweek is your crash course in the most provocative and impactful ideas shaping your tomorrow.
Horizon18 Conference Kick-off @ Greentown Labs
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Somerville, MA
Please join us for a Horizon18 kickoff event at the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States, along with World Climate Ltd., NECEC, and MassCEC would like to welcome all of the cleantech and climate leaders from around the world to Boston for an exciting few days of discussion, collaboration, innovation, and community. About Horizon18 Kick-Off:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 11, 2018 (All day) - Boston, MA
Horizon18 is a global event-driven platform that harnesses the international movement towards a clean economy. Join an international community focused on driving the clean economy through solutions, innovations, investments, and partnerships.
The Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cambridge, MA
Wastewater systems were designed to treat human organic waste. However, as the waste generated by our society has increased in complexity, so have the challenges of handling it. Pathogens, nutrients, metals, pharmaceuticals and microplastics are some of the most threatening contaminants in our wastewaters. This expert panel will address which contaminants are of highest priority, whether treatment options are available, and the trade-offs and opportunities involved.
Intro to Living Building Challenge
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Boston, MA
With this training course you will learn the basic knowledge of the Living Building Challenge – a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that addresses development at all scales. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.To be certified projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy and waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.
EDC/UMass Innovations and Opportunities in Water Technologies Conference
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Amherst, MA
Water technologies offer business and employment oportunities stemming from water innovation. Join UMass Amherst and Western Mass EDC for an event on this quickly growing sector, and how Western Mass and UMass Amherst are taking the lead in innovative developments. Network and make connections between UMass Amherst, other colleges, businesses and students. More information to come.
AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2018 Conference
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (All day) - Washington, DC
Join us in the nations capital for a timely and relevant educational program, and top notch networking. The AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts, making it the largest and most successful gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States. Learn more here.
MassChallenge Awards 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Boston, MA
The 2018 MassChallenge Awards celebrates the best ideas, technologies and entrepreneurs who are working to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. This annual program brings together our global entrepreneurial community to award over $1.5 million to our top startups from the Boston flagship program and our first-ever Rhode Island program. Learn more here.
REV2018 - REVitalize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, Together Conference & Expo
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM - Burlington, VT
The theme of REV2018 is REVitalize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, Together. For more than a decade, the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference has been the leading event for the renewable energy sectors in Northern New England. Organized by the nonprofit trade association, Renewable Energy Vermont, this annual forum brings together business leaders, system operators, architects, builders, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, policymakers, and regulators.
EBC's Energy Resources Program: Energy Program Developments at Massachusetts State & Regional Agencies
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Boston, MA
This EBC Energy Resources Event will feature updates from Massachusetts state agencies that have dedicated energy and sustainability programs. Speakers will provide an overview of their agency’s program, recent success stories, and new initiatives and projects. Participants from the following Commonwealth of Massachusetts agencies will be presenters at the event:
MIT Energy Night
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Cambridge, MA
Now entering its 12th year, MIT Energy Night showcases over 50 interactive presentations highlighting MIT’s unique innovation in energy, annually drawing over 1000 attendees. Presenters include MIT research labs, early-stage start-ups based on MIT technologies, and other energy-focused companies. The event is free and open to the general public, and is a great opportunity to witness the cutting-edge energy research at MIT and spark conversations with students, faculty, energy investors, business leaders, researchers, and educators.
GTM Forum: New England Solar & Storage
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM - Boston, MA
New England is one of the fastest growing regions for solar and energy storage. With strong policies for renewables and a local hive of innovative clean energy companies, New England has the potential to lead the nation towards a decentralized and decarbonized electric future. Join the region's leading developers, financiers, technology vendors and policymakers for a day of networking, in-depth conversation, and exclusive GTM Research analysis.
CPES Future of Energy Conference: What's the Deal?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (All day)
Save the date for the CT Power and Energy Society’s Future of Energy Conference: Whats the Deal? – more information coming!
MITei Fall Colloquium
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Save the Date! MITEI's Fall Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. For over a decade, this annual event has brought the MIT community together to hear about an important area of energy research from a prominent member of industry. Details to follow.
National Grid 2018 Energy Solutions Summit
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Foxborough, MA
National Grid’s 2018 Energy Solutions Summit will focus on financing your energy efficiency projects; exploring new, cost-effective technologies and solutions; connecting you with the experts in our developing industry; providing meaningful ways to network and collaborate with your peers and National Grid’s team of dedicated professionals; and, providing you with the tools you need to help your business or institution grow and prosper.
Introduction to Net-Zero Building
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Boston, MA
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to rally your project team to achieve zero energy on your projects. You’ll discover ways to sell your clients on being committed to never having to pay a utility bill ever again. Using specific case studies and stories from the field, you’ll develop an arsenal of ideas you can apply to your current projects right now. You won’t want to miss this workshop by a pioneer in regenerative buildings. Follow a 20 step process to getting to net zero in your buildings.
Green Building Showcase
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA
At USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase, community members celebrate the best efforts, designs, and products in the Commonwealth. Join USGBC for a night of project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards. This year’s event has a projected attendance of 300 participants and 150 project boards. Attendees include architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers and everyone who plays a role in designing, operating and constructing the built environment.
NECEC's 11th Annual Green Tie Gala
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Boston, MA
NECEC's Green Tie Gala is the premiere clean energy networking event in the region. Each year the Northeastclean energy industry comes together in celebration of the industry’s growth and accomplishments, and our mission to create a world-class clean energy hub delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. Learn more and get tickets
Strategic Energy Management Collaborative Workshop
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Burlington, VT
Strategic Energy Management (SEM) offers an exciting pathway to realize significant energy savings in the commercial and industrial sectors throughout the Northeast region. The Northeast SEM Collaborative Workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about new strategies to drive adoption of SEM as part of energy efficiency programs. Key stakeholders will include energy efficiency program administrators, implementation experts, and federal program representatives.
Passive House 2018 Symposium
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Boston, MA
Passive House buildings have been growing in size, scope, and impact across the region and this year’s Passive House Symposium will be a showcase for real-world data on energy performance, financial cost, air quality and health, and more. Join Passive House Massachusetts to experience “Passive House in Action” and the forefront of the new Massachusetts building revolution. Learn more and register here.
Homeowner's Workshop on Geothermal Heat Pumps
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hampstead, NH
Free workshop about geothermal heating and cooling. Installers and drillers will be on site to explain the installation process and available incentives. Call Erin at 603-329-8122 to register.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, December 06, 2018 (All day) - Washigton
The event convenes world-class experts to explore diverse perspectives and uncover market innovations poised to redraw the electric utility landscape. With the growth of clean energy, energy storage and electrified transportation – along with new business and regulatory models supporting investments in DERs and grid modernization – this event offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector. Learn more and register here.
2018 HELIX Summit
Friday, December 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Providence, RI
Join NEEP for the third annual Home Energy Labeling Information eXchance (HELIX) Summit. NEEP is also organizing a reception on the evening prior to the Summit to network with peers at the Biltmore Providence. The event will give attendees the opportunity to hear about how the pilot project is going and what future plans are for this first-of-its-kind effort to automate the transfer of home energy data to Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
NESEA's LEED Platinum Urban Community Development Pro Tour
Friday, December 07, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Boston, MA
Join NESEA's 2018 Pro Tour Series with a visit to an ongoing LEED certified community development project in East Boston. See the beginings of a planned 373 unit project that will include a community center, managemnet office and public park. The spaces in the development are being built with a tight thermal envelope, triple glazed windows, heat recovery systems, and VRF systems. Along with the tour, the event will include presentaitons by NESEA and the project host as well as a Q&A panel with members of the project team.