Zero Carbon Conference 2020

Zero Carbon Conference: Scaling our decarbonized future.

This exciting inaugural event is focused on the intersection of finance, the A/E/C community, and the building materials industry. The Zero Carbon Conference will knit together our community of developers, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, and responsible manufacturers who are realizing zero carbon buildings and communities—along with ESG investors who can accelerate the decarbonized investments that are critical to bring them to scale.

Join together with 700 international thought leaders, practitioners, and ESG investors under the shared understanding that our future depends on the equitable acceleration of decarbonized projects in the built environment. Through keynotes, plenaries, sessions and individual networking opportunities, the Zero Carbon Conference will unite attendees to deliver the technology, the materials, the know-how, and the financing to pave the way for scalable transformation in global decarbonization efforts.

Featuring Keynote Speakers Tom Steyer and Georges C Benjamin, MD.

Steyer is well known for his climate activism and political grassroots organizing, including founding  NextGen America, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes young people ages 18-35 to turn out for progressive causes and candidates.

Dr. Benjamin is wellknown health policy leader, practitioner and administrator. He currently serves as the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of public health professionals.

About the International Living Future Institute

The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. The Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The Institute operates the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most advanced, holistic performance standard for buildings. It is a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future. Learn more at

BuildingEnergy NYC 2020

Now in its ninth year, BuildingEnergy NYC is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Last year’s event brought more than 400 professionals from across the industry together to learn from and network with one another. Every year, sessions are chosen by a committee of NESEA Members and highlight best practices and lessons learned.

The 2020 event will take place as virtual conference and trade show on Wednesday & Thursday, September 23 & 24Through one virtual platform you can connect with colleagues, view live demos and interactive breakouts from our sponsors and partners, livestream 19 accredited sessions, engage in discussion with speakers, and access recorded content for a full year after the event. You can earn AIA, BPI, LEED GBCI, PE, RESNET, and PHIUS CPHC CEUs.

The conference theme of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 is Carbon. Given the urgency with which we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions, we are expanding the scope of BuildingEnergy NYC beyond operational performance to include the carbon impact of buildings throughout their entire life cycle. We’ve come a long way in figuring out how to make buildings operate at peak efficiency; let’s now examine how these high-performing projects can operate effectively on a rapidly decarbonizing grid.

About the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) helps high-performance building and renewable energy professionals improve their practices by learning from and networking with each other. Founded in 1975, it is a member-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment. Learn more at