High Performance Buildings for the Trades: Practical Methods for Energy Efficient Buildings

Hosted by Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Yestermorrow Design/Build School


Today’s renovations and new construction projects require a higher level of building enclosure quality than ever before - both the Vermont Residential and Commercial Energy Standards and the market demand buildings that are reasonably well-insulated and air-tight, and opportunities and rewards exist for those seeking to reach high-performance standards. Increasing air-tightness and insulation carries risks, however, both for the home (moisture damage, indoor air quality problems) and the contractor (best practices, worker training, cost planning). In this course, designed with the professional contractor in mind, we will unpack the strategies, concepts, tools, and technologies behind building and renovating air-tight buildings.

Led by practicing experts in the field with a passion for education, this course uses a combination of full-scale models, hands-on practice, small-group discussion and exercises, and large-group presentations to look at air sealing from all angles, including: evaluating risks and opportunities in the building; designing details and scoping the project; selecting, sourcing, and installing materials; testing and evaluating results; and working with subcontractors and allied professionals.

Whether you are remodeling contractor unsure of how to meet Energy Code, a weatherization contractor looking to offer better service with better results, or a new home builder looking for a competitive advantage in the market for efficient construction, this course will set you on the right track for building a safe, tight, and durable buildings.

Burlington Electric Department is offering 50% off tuition for professionals who work in Burlington. If you would like to apply for a discount, you can apply here

For more details and to register, please click here

Event Address: 
339 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Event Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 8:30am to Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:30pm
Event Location: 
South End Joinery