Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Founded in 1974, The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is today the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. As professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, NESEA embrace whole systems thinking as the path to sustainability.

Their work is vital to increasing sustainability, especially in the building sector. In the United States, the building sector accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption. It also produces nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest single contributor to climate change. To shape the built environment is to shape the future not only of our cities and towns, but also of our planet.

Headquartered in Greenfield, MA, NESEA (they say it “NESS-ee”) operates primarily in the northeastern United States—the six New England states plus New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. But NESEA increasingly reaches out to share ideas nationally and internationally. They’ve collaborated with the German Consulate and the Upper Austria Trade Commission to bring cutting-edge products and information from Europe to their annual BuildingEnergy conference and trade show.