About Mark Snyder and VT Energy Audits
Mark A. Snyder is a fourth generation builder with over 30 years of experience.
In addition to being a Master Carpenter Mark is also a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Building Scientist and published author. Using advanced scientific techniques and technology Mark can solve the mystery of energy optimization, design and build a solution which meets your needs and budget.
The headquarters of VT Energy Audits are located in an award winning historic train station in Greensboro Bend, VT. Renovated and optimized for energy performance this VT landmark won the 2012 Efficiency Vermont Awards Best of the Best in Home Performance with Energy Star "Best Retrofit" award.
What is "Building Science"?
Residential construction has changed very little since Marks great grand father was a builder in the 1800s. In those days, builders viewed and built houses as a pile of lumber and a series of steps in the correct order. They were not designed for any kind of energy efficiency.
Slowly that philosophy is changing. Now we view houses as a "whole system". Based on building science, they need to be efficient, healthy and durable — don't you think your house should outlast your mortgage?
A BPI certified energy auditor with a blower door and infrared thermo graphs technology can measure air flow in a building and look deep into framing assemblies to show you where your house is deficient or confirm that it is not.
Building science is leading the way. Understanding home building as a science we can now test, scan, and quantify your home like never before.