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Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 5

Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 5 SEON’s Sustainable Energy Outreach Network Newsletter In this issue Message from the Executive Director Tug – the Building Dog Our members – in action psssst…. keep scrolling there’s more to see! Building Supply Sale Interesting Links Resources Meetings & Conferences Thank you, Members From…

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Good news (and departure) from Board Member Jason Van Nest

Professor Jason Van Nest has been named the First Director for the New York Institute of Technology’s Center for Offsite Construction. The appointment is expected to create extraordinary pressure on Jason’s time. For this reason, Jason has resigned from his role of Board Member at SEON. Jason and SEON remain deeply…
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Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 4

Did You Know? In the past 7 years, fewer than 350 individuals have attained certification in building science in Vermont. This remarkable statistic underscores your specialized expertise and substantial influence as our state progresses towards its objective of achieving net-zero design for all new buildings by 2030.
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Building Science news from Vermont

Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 3

Interesting and alarming data: Examining the data from the three premier institutions offering High-Performance Building Certification—Building Performance Institute (BPI), Yestermorrow, and SEON—the revelation is striking: less than 344 individuals have completed certification in building science since 2018.
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Building Science news from Vermont

Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 2

Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 2 SEON’s Sustainable Energy Outreach Network Newsletter 🌟 Welcome to the February edition of Building Science, Volume 2, Issue 2! In this exciting newsletter, we express gratitude for the Vermont Community Foundation’s generous $35,000 grant, propelling our mission forward. Join us for a captivating Building…

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SEON CDS – 2025

(Acknowledgements below)         SEON would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the whole Vermont delegation (and especially their staff) for helping us organize, format, and submit the best version of a spending request we could for our community.   Special thanks to staff members for their…

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Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) 2023 Annual Report

Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) 2023 Annual Report

Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) 2023 Annual Report
Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) 2023 Annual Report  

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Building Science: Volume 2, Issue 1

In this issue Message from the Executive Director Vermont Homebuilding Coalition Building Science Guild Meeting SEON Spring Training Classes Our members – in action Interesting Links Resources Meetings & Conferences Job Opportunities Thank you, Members From SEON’s Executive Director   It’s a New Year! Indeed, if you’ve been keeping a…

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Building Science: Volume 1, Issue 12

SEON’s Sustainable Energy Outreach Network Newsletter In this issue Message from the Executive Director Our members – in action Interesting Links Resources Meetings & Conferences Job Opportunities Thank you, Members From SEON’s Executive Director It’s December and Happy Holidays! The Legislative Committee, Building Energy Code Study Committee, issued their commissioned…

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Peter Yost is an expert Building Science instructor and a member of SEON.

Interview With Peter Yost: 6 Questions About Building Science Training

In the realm of high-performance building and cutting-edge construction, there’s a standout name: Peter Yost, owner of Building-Wright in Brattleboro, Vermont. With over three decades dedicated to building, renovating, researching, and consulting on high-performance homes, Peter is not just any builder – he’s a master puzzle solver, a technical virtuoso,…

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Guy Payne, Executive Director, SEON (Sustainable Outreach Network), Vermont's building science training and certification

Growth Must Be Pursued Consciously and Sustainably

High-performance building isn’t just a profession; it’s an avenue for young minds to shape a future that marries economic growth, environmental preservation and personal fulfillment. by Guy Payne, Executive Director of SEON (Sustainable Energy Outreach Network) Ali Jalili’s call for Vermont to grow its population for economic sustainability and vitality is a…

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