SEON sustainable energy outreach network, a building science nonprofit in the New England Northeast region receives a 5k grant from Vermont Community Foundation. Photo Credit: Craig Tidball

SEON receives Vermont Community Foundation grant

The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Advisory “Modesty is our Best Quality Fund” to support SEON’s High Performance Building Training and our 2019 Goals.

The primary use of the funds will be to assist with tuition for those registering for our high performance building training in the fall in Windham County. With this assistance SEON hopes to have a number of our current carpenters certified as Level I High Performance Builders by the end of the year.

As homeowners look to button-up their homes for energy and heat savings, they cannot ignore the impact that trapped water, water vapor and inadequate ventilation have on the durability of the structure, indoor air quality, health, and safety. Builders who have come through SEON’s certification program know how to assess building conditions and apply their knowledge to balance energy/heat considerations with water /vapor management, and ventilation whether in new construction, retrofit, and additions.

Our changing climate in New England requires builders and carpenters to be knowledgeable of best practices of a house as a whole system, and this training sets these building professionals apart from those that dismiss the importance of the Energy Code and Building Science. For further information contact or click HERE for info on Level I Certified High Performance Buildier program.

Photo Credit: Craig Tidball