Hankin Lecture to focus on sustainable residential construction

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Peter Yost, director of residential services for BuildingGreen and technical director for Taunton Press's GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, will deliver the 2014 Hankin Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Ballroom DE of the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park.

The event is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow.

Yost has more than 25 years of experience in building, researching, teaching, writing and consulting on high-performance homes. His expertise stretches from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency and building durability.

His lecture, titled "The Art, the Science, and the Business of Sustainable Residential Construction," will address three primary attributes that combine to make truly sustainable homes and provide examples of homes and builders that are leading the way in sustainable construction.

Yost has been called upon to provide his building-science expertise to the nation's leading homebuilding programs, including the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Green Building Standard, the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes, the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America.

He is an instructor for Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program and for the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Yost is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, a member of the LEED faculty and a certified instructor for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science course.

Established in 2006 in honor of the late Bernard Hankin, the Hankin Distinguished Lecture Series brings world-class speakers to Penn State to address students and faculty with thought-provoking topics and education.

Last Updated January 09, 2015