Peter Yost — Technical Director

Biography

Peter Yost is the Director of Residential Services for BuildingGreen, LLC in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than 20 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 GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst.


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