Building Energy is a three day conference planned and facilitated by NESEA members and Staﬀ
It’s purpose is to engage, inform, and connect professionals whose work is involved with the sustainable use of energy in the built environment
Some are new to the ﬁeld Building Energy aAracts Some iden)fy themselves with pracBBoners from a broad NESEA spectrum of professional ﬁelds, with diverse interests, levels of experience and technical Some are Leaders knowledge. They have in common a desire to think clearly, and then act. Some are new to NESEA
Building Energy assembles and presents the most current, relevant, and reliable content in a diverse mix of sessions organized within topical tracks. People are ini+ally a-racted to speciﬁc topics and content relevant to their work.
Building Energy engages, informs, and connects this community once a year for a period of three days. During the conference people experience the diversity of the content, connect with each other, and expand their capacity to act eﬀec+vely.
People leave Building Energy with a sense of connecBon and a shared idenBty as NESEA members.
As Bme passes that sense of connecBon and idenBty may begin to fade. Some stay involved. Others begin to driC away as they return to their work and lives.
WHILE WE AWAIT THE Occasional NESEA events and NEXT CONFERENCE… communicaBon may capture aAenBon and re-‐engage some members. Some lose touch, lose connec+ons, or lose their sense of iden+ty as NESEA community members.
HOW DO WE STAY ParBcipaBng in BE planning CONNECTED THE provides a focus and a rhythm OTHER 362 DAYS? that keeps some members engaged over Bme. BE PLANNING COMMITEE New folks con+nue to discover NESEA and a-end the conference.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN Building Energy has the potenBal THE OTHER 365 DAYS. to oﬀer ongoing events and resources that maintain its energy and idenBty year round. BE365 Ongoing events and resources that con)nue to connect members. By con+nually engaging NESEA members with each other their sense of iden+ty, commitment, and community is constantly being reinforced.
The goal is to develop BE365 – a year round sequence of events and resources developed thru member driven, staﬀ supported processes to engage, inform, and connect the NESEA Community. In turn this will nourish their sense of idenBty as NESEA members.
The BE365 Cycle Building Energy events, gatherings, People connect online learning and and share. IdenBty forums occur all year with NESEA becomes valuable.
The BE365 Cycle Iden+ty is constantly Opportuni+es are developed and provided to network reinforced and interact online and in person The conference is the genera+ve founda+on for the cycle People are engaged. New leaders emerge.
The BE365 Cycle BE365 Online BE365 Master Series Forums, Proﬁles, Online Learning Projects, Resources, Libraries BE365 Content & ConnecBon BE365 CoP’s BE365 Events Member facilitated Local and Regional Communi)es of gatherings planned Prac)ce by members
BE365 Points of Entry Where, primarily, the Conference was the once-‐a-‐year portal to discover and join NESEA…
BE365 Points of Entry JOIN! JOIN! CONNEC JOIN! T Now every event and networked interac)on is a compelling opportunity to join and JOIN! iden)fy with the NESEA community! JOIN!
Imagining BE365 Topically driven content and connec+on planned and facilitated by NESEA members and supported by NESEA Staﬀ FOUNDATION BE13 Building Energy Conference & Planning Process EXTENSION BEMS Master Series (in depth online courses) BE+ Fundamentals for Everyone (1 day events) BEx Built on Experience (1 day events) BE& Beyond the Building (1 day events) CONNECTION BEOnline Forums, Proﬁles, Project, PorVolios, Resources BECoP Communi)es of Prac)ce with member facilitators BEOpenHouse Member Open Houses for Pros BESalon Local and Regional meetups
BE365 Social Scaﬀolding Recognize and develop each stage of community par+cipa+on and consciously support members at every level of engagement
CreaBng BE365 Build on the leadership and par+cipa+on structure and process that has been applied successfully to planning the Building Energy Conference LEADERSHIP Recruit from and depend on leaders who have demonstrated a capacity to fulﬁll their responsibili)es Connect emerging leaders with demonstrated leaders to learn the ropes PARTICIPATION Provide opportuni)es to par)cipate, provide clear line of sight guidance and achievable goals, encourage earnest members willing to make the necessary commitments to established roles FOLLOWING Provide easy to iden)fy points of entry, easy to follow opportuni)es to par)cipate, clear lines of communica)on to provide feedback, and transparent means to connect and engage with other members
Believe in BE365 For+fying NESEA by establishing a dependable annual cycle built upon the brand iden+ty of Building Energy and member driven and staﬀ supported NESEA projects that connect sustainability professionals with ideas and each other 365
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