Our first “Water, Air and Thermal Continuous Control Layers” course

On November 18th, SEON members completed the second session of the building science course “Water, Air, and Thermal Continuous Control Layers.”  (The first session was on November 11th.) Three different wall systems were constructed highlighting those that are economical and efficient as well as those that carry the least amount of embodied energy. Following satisfactory completion of a few more requirements these members will be the first carpenters to be awarded SEON’s Certification as a High Performance Builder.

The class took place in the Architecture and  Construction shop of the Windham Regional Career Center.  These “mock-ups” will stay in the shop for student reference.  Local builders and building supply centers donated supplies for the class.  A key source of learning for these carpenters was the opportunity to share ideas and perspectives about the multiple ways to build high performance wall systems. For some, this was also their first introduction to some state of the art products.

Below are some photos from all the sessions