SEON receives Vermont Community Foundation grant

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BRATTLEBORO — The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) has received 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 the organization's 2019 goals. The primary use of the funds will be to assist with tuition for those registering for SEON's high performance building training in the fall in Windham County. With this assistance SEON hopes to have a number of its 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, SEON says 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. SEON says the changing climate in New England requires builders and carpenters to be knowledgeable about best practices of a house as a whole system.

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