Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yestermorrow Partners with NESEA to Offer Online Courses

We're excited to announce a new partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to offer online curriculum through their BuildingEnergy Masters Series courses. With a platform powered by HeatSpring, the Masters Series gives you access to the masters of building science, on your own time, from your own location. Through homework, instructional videos, and practical tools, you'll gain the knowledge you need to take your skills to the next level, while gaining continuing education credits and building your professional network.
Unlike other online courses, the BuildingEnergy Masters Series gives you direct access to your cohort as well as the instructor through virtual office hours. Through this partnership we are able to bring you some of the leading-edge practitioners in the world of sustainable design, green building and energy efficiency.
This fall we are co-offering three courses which all start September 14th and vary from 4-10 weeks in length:

Instructor: Mike Duclos

4 weeks: 9/14/2015-10/9/2015
With a brief nod to theory and computation, this course will focus on tips, tricks, pitfalls, and what to expect when making Passive House a reality. Through case studies, videos, readings, quizzes, and Mike’s guidance, you will enhance your ability to be a part of a Passive House project team, the most vital component of any successful Passive House project.

Instructor: Andy Shapiro
6 weeks: 9/14/2015-10/23/2015
You’ll learn the basics of understanding actual energy use in buildings and answer two important questions: What information do we need to know to find out how well a building (or a system in it) is doing? And How do we gather and analyze information to answer our questions?  

Deep Energy Retrofits

Instructor: Marc Rosenbaum

10 weeks: 9/14/2015-11/20/2015
Spend ten weeks during this course learning to ‘fix what we have’ by focusing exclusively on existing buildings up to 45,000 square feet. This is a course for professionals who are serious about transformative energy upgrades in residential and commercial buildings. As a capstone project, you will generate a deep energy retrofit (DER) strategy for a building of your choice with the help of Marc and your classmates.

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