The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is offering a new training for builders to develop high performance building skills. The January 9 Green Night presentation will preview the Certified Level I High Performance Builder Program which is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of current builders in new and retrofit construction, all with a special focus on building science principles as well as being a training program for those who want to become carpenters. The Basics of High Performance Builder course is the foundation course on Building Science for the new Certified Level I High Performance Builder, a program that builds on the carpentry skills and credentialing curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum. Incumbent workers (1 year of carpentry experience) can register for the BHPB course without taking the Core Curriculum. SEON’s overall program has received the endorsement of both the National Assn. of Home Builders and Remodelers, Vermont Chapter and the Vermont Passive House Assn.
The Green Night presentation will end with an introduction to a 2-part Public Forum delivered by Peter Yost “How Older Houses Work” that will be offered to the general public in March.
Peter Yost brings more than 30 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance buildings to his twin roles as vice-president of technical services for BuildingGreen, and technical director for Taunton Press’s GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability.
Peter has been called upon to provide this building-science expertise to leading building industry high performance efforts, including USGBC’s LEED for Homes and REGREEN, EPA’s WaterSense, DOE’s Building
Peter recently completed certification as an Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)/Commissioning Authority+Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) – University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Professional Development (2016).
Come to Platform Sports Bar for Green Night to learn more about what is going on in the Valley around sustainability. From 5-5:30 grab a drink or order food at the bar. From 5:30 on there are intriguing talks, time to share news and events, and and opportunity to learn. Starting at 7 the night will wind down with more networking time at the bar. Do join us for this monthly event!
This event is sponsored by The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network: http://www.seon.info The mission of SEON is to create an interrelated network of local businesses, educational institutions, and public sector participants dedicated to providing educational resources to improve the economic sustainability of the SE Vermont Region.
Our vision is for Southeastern Vermont and neighboring regions to become one of the foremost centers of sustainable energy and resiliency in rural America.
Green Night is the second Wednesday of the month with the exception of August when we take a break. All are welcome.