SEON receives Vermont Community Foundation grant

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network 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 their 2019 goals.

The primary use of the funds will be to assist with tuition for those registering for the high performance building training in the fall in Windham County. With this assistance, SEON hopes to have a number of 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 and heat considerations with water and vapor management, and ventilation in new construction, retrofits, and additions. Our changing climate in New England requires builders and carpenters to be knowledgeable about best practices of a house as a whole system. This training sets these building professionals apart from those that dismiss the importance of the energy code and building science.

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