Peter Yost — Technical Director


Peter Yost is Vice President - Building Performance for BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than 25 years. His expertise stretches from construction waste management and advanced framingHouse-framing techniques in which lumber use is optimized, saving material and improving the energy performance of the building envelope. to energy efficiency and building durability.

Peter has made significant contributions to the work of many leading homebuilding organizations and initiatives — NAHBNational Association of Home Builders, which awards a Model Green Home Certification. Research Center, Building Science Corporation, 3-D Building Solutions, EEBA, Masco's Environments for Living® program, USGBCUnited States Green Building Council (USGBC). Organization devoted to promoting and certifying green buildings. USGBC created the LEED rating systems.'s LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. and REGREEN programs, and the US Department of Energy's Building America program.

Peter is currently Technical Director for, an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst, and a Lecturer for the Yale graduate school of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He routinely consults on the design and construction of both new homes and retrofit projects.

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