Peter Yost

Vice President, Building Performance

Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how buildings work: their design specification, construction, performance assessment. He brings more than 30 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance buildings to his twin roles as vice-president of technical services for BuildingGreen, and technical director for Taunton Press’s GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability.

Peter has been called upon to provide this building-science expertise to leading building industry high performance efforts, including USGBC's LEED for Homes and REGREEN, EPA’s WaterSense, DOE’s Building America, and IWBI’s WELL programs. Peter is a Lecturer for Yale’s graduate program in Forestry & Environmental Studies, an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, and Research Associate with the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Construction and Technology program. A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, and a certified instructor/course author for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science certificate program. Peter’s work for BuildingGreen, Inc. includes both academic and vocational instruction, field research on building products, building investigations, construction document review, and technical research and writing.

Peter recently completed certification as an Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)/Commissioning Authority+Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) – University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Professional Development (2016).

Finally, you are bound to discover this anyway, but Peter is a certified wingnut.

High Performance Building Assemblies Course Intro - Peter Yost

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Peter Yost is available to provide building science expertise, trainings, public speaking, building investigations, and more. Contact us to learn more »