Vermont Green Building Gala

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Featuring Vermont's Greenest Building Awards Celebration and a Keynote Presentation by Peter Yost on "The Art, the Science and the Business of High Performance Buildings"


Networking Reception | Light Supper | Cash Bar | Silent Auction


Please join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) for a celebratory evening with Vermont green building professionals, VGBN members, partners and friends on Thursday, March 28th at Main Street Landing in Burlington. Learn about inspiring commercial, residential and net zero buildings that create a new standard for environmentally responsible building in Vermont. The 2018 winners of the Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards Competition will be recognized, and attendees will have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity with delicious food, music and silent auction fundraiser.

This year’s keynote presentation, featuring Peter Yost, will explore the art, science, and business of high performance buildings. In his keynote address, Yost will explore these three very different lenses through which to view or think about buildings, and how integrating these are essential for building professionals as well as their clients. Yost will tackle this topic, hoping to find added insights and perspectives from attendees.


Event Schedule:

  • 6:00-7:15pm: Networking/social hour, light supper, silent auction, voting for People's Choice Award
  • 7:20-7:50pm: Welcome address, annual meeting and VT's Greenest Building Awards Competition Awards Ceremony
  • 7:50-8:20pm: Keynote presentation with Peter Yost: "The Art, the Science, and the Business of High Performance Buildings"
  • 8:20-8:30pm: Silent auction winners announced + farewell

Be sure to bring cash or check to participate in our fabulous silent auctionfundraiser from 6:00 to 7:15pm!


About the keynote speaker, Peter Yost:

Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how buildings work: their design, specification, construction, performance assessment. He brings more than 30 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance buildings. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, moisture management, and building durability.

Peter has provided this building-science expertise to leading building industry high performance efforts, including USGBC’s LEED for Homes and REGREEN, EPA’s WaterSense, DOE’s Building America, and IWBI’s WELL programs. Peter is a Lecturer for Yale’s graduate program in Forestry & Environmental Studies, Technical Director for the web-based GreenBuildingAdvisor, and an Adjunct Faculty with the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Construction and Technology program. A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC’s LEED for Homes program, and a certified instructor/course author for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science certificate program. Peter’s work includes both academic and vocational instruction, field research on building products, building investigations, construction document review, and technical research and writing.

Event Address: 
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: 
The Great Room at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT