The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is offering a low or no-cost training for builders in Windham County, Vermont to develop high performance building skills. The Basics of High Performance Building is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of current builders in new and retrofit construction, all with a special focus on high performance construction and building science principles.
Additional financial incentives are also available for energy efficiency work. Please see the SEON website for more information.
This course is the foundation course for SEON’s High Performance Builder Credential, which is a program launching soon to educate and mentor the next generation of high performance building professionals. The Credential program will offer trainings, mentorship, on-site assistance, and more. Following the Basics of High Performance Building course in September, Efficiency Vermont will provide mentorship and on-site visits for those that attend in support of the principles being taught.
This course gives students an introduction to specific strategies used to achieve durable and energy efficient enclosures. Students will take away:1) skills to describe the air tightness strategy used in a specific high-performance system 2) the ability to discuss strategies for proper moisture management given real world examples
The course will be taught by professionals in the field and will emphasize real-world applications. Classroom learning will be balanced with hands-on experience, and evaluations will reflect these methods.
Course Topics and Competencies:
This course gives participants an overview of the building as a whole system. Students will take away:1) skills to identify components of high-performance homes 2) the knowledge necessary to compare and contrast high-performance homes with code minimum conventional construction
Topics and Competency Levels
Peter 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 building performance 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 America, and IWBI’s WELL programs. Peter is a Lecturer for Yale’s graduate program in Forestry & Environmental Studies, an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, and Research Associate with the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Construction and Technology program. A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, and a certified instructor/course author for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science certificate program. Peter’s work for BuildingGreen, Inc. includes both academic and vocational instruction, field research on building products, building investigations, construction document review, and technical research and writing.
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).
Finally, you are bound to discover this anyway, but Peter is a certified wingnut.
Questions about registration? Please contact SEON at 802-376-9262 or [email protected]
Tue Sep. 18 - 3:30 pmtoTue Sep. 25 7:30 pm
80 Atwood StreetBrattleboro VT,US 05301