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Construction Business Bootcamp

Online
$1500 per person (Scholarships Available)

This 9-week online course covers all the essentials of running your own construction business. The Agenda:

  • (01/03) Introduction to Triple Bottom Line Business Principles
  • (01/10) Sales and Pre-Construction
  • (01/17) Scheduling and Project Management
  • (01/24) Estimating
  • (01/31) Financial Planning & Reporting
  • (02/07) Job Cost Accounting
  • (02/14) Hiring and Onboarding
  • (02/21) Visioning and Leadership Development
  • (02/28) Presentations
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Type S Electrical Test Preparation

2 Educational Drive, Suite 200, Essex Junction, VT 05452
$650

The 30 hour SkillTech Type S Electrical Prep course helps you study and prepare to take the certification exam required for Type S Electrical licensure.

This course is approved for 8 hours of required continuing education for A1 (automatic gas/oil heating) and C3 (refrigeration or air conditioning) licenses. It does not meet or replace the initial licensure requirements defined by the Electrical Board and the Department of Fire Safety and does not replace the requirements listed on the Electricians’ License Application Instructions. (Contact the Department of Fire Safety if you have questions about those requirements.)

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Yestermorrow Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design

Online
Tuition ranges from $2,925 - $6,300 based on Yestermorrow eligibility requirements

If you are a designer, builder, project manager, property owner, or policy professional, or are moving toward one of these careers, a firm understanding of building science and the path to net-zero buildings is fast becoming a critical credential for any successful practitioner. The Winter 2023 Certificate in Building Science & Net Zero Design will run on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00PM Eastern Time from January 9th to March 2nd, 2023 for a total of sixteen (16) 3-hour sessions.

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Certificate in Residential Design and Construction (140 AIA credits)

Waitsfield VT Campus
See website for details

For people interested in embarking on a career in the design or building trades, or those seeking deep involvement in the creation of their own dream home, the Certificate in Residential Design & Construction provides the appropriate skills and knowledge through a mix of design challenges, site visits, studio sessions, and hands-on, experiential project work.

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Vermont Residential Contractor Registry - presented by Office of Professional Regulation

Online
Free

A new 2022 law requires Residential Contractors to register with the Secretary of State's Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) by of April 1, 2023. OPR staff will present a summary of the legislation, review the definition of a Residential Contractor for the purposes of the registry, and when and how to register. There will be ample time for questions. Please share questions ahead of the webinar to help OPR prepare.

Some questions might be answered here: https://sos.vermont.gov/residential-contractors/residential-contractor-faqs/

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OSHA 10-Hour Training

1 Graves Street PO Box 750 Montpelier, VT United States 05601
Member $200.00 Non/Member $375.00

Course is designed to teach an entry level construction worker about workplace safety and about OSHA, employer responsibilities, and worker rights. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers to reduce injuries and save lives.  

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Trailblazers: Green - Info Session

Online
Free

Trailblazers is a green-job training program available to all women and people marginalized for their gender identity age 16 and up. No prior experience in the trades is necessary. Training includes:

  • 7 weeks of hands-on training (held evenings and Saturdays) taught by female instructors, covering core construction and renewable energy skills
  • A 3-week internship with a local employer
  • Access to VWW Employment and Career Services staff, mentors, job shadows, on-the-job training, and one-on-one job/apprenticeship placement support
  • A safe, non-judgmental environment for individuals to build skills, gain confidence and explore fields that tend to be male-dominated, but where research shows women have equal abilities to thrive and succeed.
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Advancements from Abroad: Decarbonization Technologies for Multifamily Housing

Online
Free

This webinar will highlight the innovative technologies used in the development of multifamily buildings abroad. This includes, but is not limited to, living concrete, Energiesprong building wrap, air-to-water heat pumps, and other technologies. The webinar will also look at innovative building performance standards and labels abroad such as the widely used energy passport or Energy Performance Certificate (CPE).

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First Aid/ CPR/ AED

1 Graves Street PO Box 750 Montpelier, VT United States 05601
Member $100.00 Non/Member $125.00

American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR/AED course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and First Aid, including relief from choking, seizures, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, EpiPen use, burns, bites, poisoning, broken bones, bleeding control, bandaging, glove removal, temperature-related emergencies, and how to aid with other life-threatening conditions. This course is for new or renewing/recertifying students. Course length: 4.5 hours Certification: American Heart Association - Official 2-year certification card given at class

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Residential System Design Seminars - Covers Manuals J, S, and D

Porter and Chester Institute, Brockton, MA
Members: $250.00 per person; Non-Members: $350.00 per person

Required by the International (IRC/IECC/IMC) & New England State Building Codes, ACCA Residential System Design is a simple, time tested and peer reviewed process to meet the comfort needs of every residential building. In just four hours, you will be more confident on the site survey process, sizing procedures, and duct design.

  • Manual J – Site Survey: Learn how to quickly identify all inputs needed for the ACCA Approved, Manual J v8 software of your choice.
  • Manual S – Equipment Selection. Learn the sizing guidelines for residential equipment selection to include: A/C, Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Dual-Fuel Systems, and Boilers.
  • Manual D – Residential Duct Design. Learn how to calculate the Friction Rate for your job (not all jobs are .10"), including basics like Available Static Pressure and Total Equivalent Length, before diving into Sizing Duct Runs and Trunks. ​
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Retaining Workers in the Climate Workforce

Online
Free

Hosted by the EAN Climate Workforce Network Action Team, this webinar provides climate workforce employers with an inspiring view of low- and no-cost retention techniques for keeping your workers in their jobs. Presented by Susan Loynd, M.A., SHRM-SCP, who is an accomplished, certified, senior human resource executive with over 25 years' experience as a business leader. She also brings a sense of humor that will make this hour well worth your while.

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Designed to Deliver: Lessons Learned from Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in Zero-Carbon Buildings

Online
Free

Architects, engineers, and contractors (A/E/C) are essential in designing and delivering buildings that offer top value to clients while meeting energy and carbon goals. This discussion will highlight the A/E/C and client barriers to routine design and delivery of zero-carbon buildings, in addition to resources developed by the Better Buildings Design and Construction Allies that address the challenges.

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Women's Basic Carpentry

7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Early bird $1250; Regular $1250

This course is intended for students who may be marginalized because of their gender identity including, but not limited to, women, non-binary or transgender people. This course gives students a basic overview of general terms, tools, and techniques used in the field of carpentry. Learn how to safely use a wide range of hand and power tools in a supportive environment while building a small structure such as a shed or playhouse. We'll go over house framing and layout while looking at the anatomy of a structure. Whether you're planning on building a house or just want some basic skills, this course will help you gain the confidence you need.

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Passive House Certified Builders Training (Credits approved include PHIUS: 32.5 CPHC; BPI 12.75; and AIA 32.5)

Waitsfield VT Campus
Tuition $1250

This PHIUS Certified Builders Training program, offered in partnership with Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), prepares construction professionals to meet the passive house challenge. The program curriculum includes design theory and climate-specific detailing to materials, techniques, project management and quality assurance. Students who complete the four-day training and pass the qualifying exam become PHIUS Certified Builders. This is a Passive House Institute US training course being held at Yestermorrow's facilities.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Climate Planning

Online
Free

Climate change disproportionately impacts certain communities, that is why diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to consider when creating a climate action plan. Learn how Better Buildings partners ensure their actions respond to the needs of those most impacted by climate change and policy.

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It's Electric! Electrified Alternatives to Industrial Fossil Fuel Systems

Online
Free

Electrifying fossil fuel powered processes is a key decarbonization strategy for manufacturers. Electrification has the potential to provide other benefits too, such as higher energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and even product quality improvements. Learn from Better Plants partners about the benefits and challenges in implementing electrified systems in your facilities.

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First Aid/ CPR/ AED

NERSA at AGC/VT 1 Graves Street PO Box 750 Montpelier, VT United States 05601
Member $100.00 Non/Member $125.00

American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR/AED course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and First Aid, including relief from choking, seizures, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, EpiPen use, burns, bites, poisoning, broken bones, bleeding control, bandaging, glove removal, temperature-related emergencies, and how to aid with other life-threatening conditions. This course is for new or renewing/recertifying students. Course length: 4.5 hours Certification: American Heart Association - Official 2-year certification card given at class

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Residential System Design Seminars - Covers Manuals J, S, and D

Homans Associates, Meredith, NH
Members: $250.00 per person Non-Members: $350.00 per person

Required by the International (IRC/IECC/IMC) & New England State Building Codes, ACCA Residential System Design is a simple, time tested and peer reviewed process to meet the comfort needs of every residential building. In just four hours, you will be more confident on the site survey process, sizing procedures, and duct design.

  • Manual J – Site Survey: Learn how to quickly identify all inputs needed for the ACCA Approved, Manual J v8 software of your choice.
  • Manual S – Equipment Selection. Learn the sizing guidelines for residential equipment selection to include: A/C, Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Dual-Fuel Systems, and Boilers.
  • Manual D – Residential Duct Design. Learn how to calculate the Friction Rate for your job (not all jobs are .10"), including basics like Available Static Pressure and Total Equivalent Length, before diving into Sizing Duct Runs and Trunks. ​
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BuildingEnergy Boston

Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA
See website for details

BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer NESEA-Member content committee to ensure that conference sessions are genuinely useful to attendees. BuildingEnergy Boston 2023 will take place as an in-person conference at the Westin Boston Seaport District March 28th-29th. The conference will feature product demonstrations, networking events, and accredited sessions that offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical "how-to"s, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs. 2023 Conference Theme: Scalable Solutions A sustainable future is possible for the planet and the people who live here, but only with massive, collective, urgent action. With that challenge before us, our theme for this year’s BuildingEnergy Boston conference is: Scalable Solutions. As the need for more buildings collides with the growing climate crisis, now is the time for practical, scalable building design and construction solutions that meet the needs of both the planet and the people who live here. To meet this challenge, we need to reach beyond the relatively small network of early adopters and climate activists, improving how we communicate our ideas, developing solutions that work on a large scale, and building a workforce of informed and willing practitioners.

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OSHA 10-Hour Training

NERSA at AGC/VT 1 Graves Street PO Box 750 Montpelier, VT United States 05601
Member $200.00 Non/Member $375.00

Course is designed to teach an entry level construction worker about workplace safety and about OSHA, employer responsibilities, and worker rights. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers to reduce injuries and save lives. 

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Better Building by Design

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Hotel, South Burlington, VT
See website for details

Better Building by Design (BBD) is the region's premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. This annual not-for-profit conference sponsored by Efficiency Vermont brings together top talent in building technology and design from across the country, and helps keep Vermont-area professionals at the forefront of their fields. The 2023 conference will build on our 24 previous events, featuring more interactive opportunities, practical information, and the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Who Will Be There Architects, builders, contractors, designers, developers, electricians, and engineers will attend. Interact with decision makers for commercial and residential construction and renovation projects throughout the Northeast. One of the Region’s Largest Trade Shows A high-traffic exhibit area serves as the central gathering place for breaks, meals, interactive demonstrations, informal networking, and conference-wide events. Hear From the Experts Find out what works, what doesn’t, and what you can put into practice immediately through the research and experience of nationally recognized leaders in the field. Strengthen Your Competitive Edge Learn the latest techniques and technologies for superior building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Make Key Contacts Network with the region’s top design and construction professionals who share your commitment to quality construction, energy efficiency, aesthetic integrity, occupant health and comfort, and environmental stewardship. Sponsor Trade Show See the latest innovations in energy-efficient products and services for the design and construction industry. Speak with service providers and manufacturers’ representatives about cutting-edge techniques, materials, equipment, and systems for superior building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Best of the Best Winners of Efficiency Vermont’s Best of the Best Awards will be honored during the conference. Browse among inspiring plans, drawings, and photos of the award-winning homes and buildings from the design competition.

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First Aid/ CPR/ AED

NERSA at AGC/VT 1 Graves Street, Montpelier, VT United States 05601
Member $100.00 Non/Member $125.00

American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR/AED course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and First Aid, including relief from choking, seizures, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, EpiPen use, burns, bites, poisoning, broken bones, bleeding control, bandaging, glove removal, temperature-related emergencies, and how to aid with other life-threatening conditions. This course is for new or renewing/recertifying students. Course length: 4.5 hours Certification: American Heart Association - Official 2-year certification card given at class

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LGBTQ+ Carpentry Fundamentals

7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Early bird $450; Regular $500

This two day course is a brief introduction to the vast world of carpentry. Students will learn key vocabulary and will become comfortable using basic hand tools. Through the completion of a small project students will gain confidence and fundamental knowledge to pursue future carpentry projects. This course is open to any member of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Green Home Design & Details

Online
Tuition: $400; Early bird rate $350 expires 6 weeks before start date

This online workshop discusses site design, building envelope design, climatic design, durable construction detailing, energy-efficiency, passive and active solar strategies, resource efficient material choices, indoor air quality, high performance building systems, heating and cooling equipment, sustainable forestry, and the ineffability of day-light and beauty. Students get the most out of this course if they have their own project to which they can relate the course material and ask questions in discussion. Class is designed for home owners, people planning a new home or addition, and professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of green design and construction.

NOTE: This course will run on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm ET from June 7th to June 28th, 2022 for a total of four (4) 2-hour sessions. This course is discussion-based. Only register for this course if you are able attend every live session.

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Electricity: Safe and Secure

7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Early bird = $545 or Regular = $595

This workshop outlines the components of a residential electrical system. Most of the course will be spent hands-on learning how to wire lights, receptacles, GFCI's, switches (single pole, 3 and 4 way). We will discuss the National Electrical Code and how it impacts residential wiring, and review potentially unsafe electrical situations. Students will be provided with the book Wiring Complete, Revised Edition.  

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BIPOC Carpentry Fundamentals

7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Early bird $450; Regular $500

This two day course is a brief introduction to the vast world of carpentry. Students will learn key vocabulary and will become comfortable using basic hand tools. Through the completion of a small project, such as a chicken coop, students will gain confidence and fundamental knowledge to pursue future carpentry projects

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Heat Pumps to Electrify Existing Buildings: Commercial Case Studies from the Field

Online
Free

Heat pump retrofits have become a key strategy in electrifying a building’s HVAC systems, allowing for increased use of renewable energy and less reliance on natural gas for heating. Join this webinar to hear design engineers share diverse real-world case studies that tell the stories of heat pump retrofits for different building types, configurations, and climates. Please note this webinar's content will be tailored to commercial buildings.