In the Heart of Vermont, a market transformation is underway in the world of homebuilding construction, and it’s not your average headline. This isn’t just about bricks and beams; it’s about creating homes that are healthier, more energy efficient, and built to last. Picture this: The year is 2023, and the Legislative Committee’s Building Energy […]
The Housing Crisis Challenge for the Residential Home Building Industry – Vermont Needs Quality Builders
Before you build or remodel your home ► Did you know: Vermont’s Energy Code is the law, yet many builders and homeowners are unaware or choose to ignore the code?
Press Release: Highlight Residential Contractors’ Registration Program and Unveil New Consumer Protection Tool
Press Release: Highlight Residential Contractors’ Registration Program and Unveil New Consumer Protection Tool – and SEON Executive Director Guy Payne spoke about the certification program
SEON (Sustainable Energy Outreach Network) is excited to announce the addition of Jason Van Nest to our Board. Jason Van Nest is an architect, a professor and architectural instructor at NY Institute of Technology, and a technology consultant.
The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) has received 3 grants from the Vermont Community Foundation over the past few months.
SEON Delivers Foundational course on High Performance Building
Anne Manner-McLary of Heurista becomes the consultant for SEON’s Capacity Building Grant.
SEON is the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Advisory “Modesty is our Best Quality Fund”
Education Coordinator at the Windham Regional Career Center; John DiMatteo, Instructor of Architecture & Construction at WRCC; the maintenance staff at WRCC; GPI Construction for use of one of their projects; Jon Saccoccio of JAS Workshop for providing an architect’s perspective of construction documents; our regional builders for support of this program; and certainly Peter Yost, of Building-Wright, for his exceptional delivery of this complicated subject matter. Subsidy for the tuition was provided by the Vermont Community Foundation.
We have reached a turning point for the residential building community. This type of knowledge once rested solely with the owner, but now business owners are expecting their carpenters, drafts people, and agents to understand and apply the fundamental principles of high performance construction. This includes managing air, heat, and moisture in a building. It has become necessary for people holding positions throughout the field to understand these principles, and in addition to business owners and designers, it is important for the people doing the physical work to be educated in high performance building. Continuous learning and professional development are no longer optional for these businesses.