building science

Jason Van Nest Board of Directors SEON Building Science

Jason Van Nest joins SEON’s Board

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.

Skills and gaps in builder knowledge - how SEON is training best practice in building science professionals

Skill and Knowledge Gap within the Building Industry

We are pushing against the tide in our building industry.  For example, “Why should I be certified or spend money to take additional courses?” is a statement by far too many builders. They’ve lost the essence of what it means to be part of a tradition of this “noble profession” that in other countries value the contributions and ongoing learning within the trades. These overseas training traditions live by the root word of profession  –  “profess” – the expression of a code, a code of ethics that embodies lifelong learning, mastery, and mentorship.