SEON announces the Certified Level I High Performance Builder program

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network will introduce their Certified Level I High Performance Builder Program to adults interested in entering the carpentry trade, graduating Career Center students, and all interested parties Dec. 3 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Strolling of the Heifers’ River Garden in Brattleboro. The High Performance Builder program is designed to assist participants enter the field of carpentry in those businesses that have a commitment to high performance construction at all levels – residential and commercial.

This is the first certification program of its kind in Vermont for the carpentry industry. It not only focuses on basic construction but the application of the higher order skills of energy efficiency, durability, indoor air quality, health, and safety. The program will encompass classroom learning, hands on learning in a lab, and job-site learning – apprenticeship style learning. It prepares carpenters and builders to build the next generation of homes.

After the overview of the program, local employers will speak to the need of such a program, and representatives from VSAC and the Department of Labor will speak on financial assistance.

The Certified Level I High Performance Builder program has been endorsed by the National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers – Vermont Chapter and the Vermont Passive House Association.

The design of this program received support from the Windham County Economic Development Program administered through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Light refreshments will be served along with ample time to spend with our area builders. For more information about this program, you can visit

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