Sisler Builders recognizes that the quality work our company produces is tied to the knowledge of our employees and the industry relationships we nurture. The ever-changing developments in building technology and building materials demand that we maintain close relationships with the industry experts that drive these changes.
Our affiliations with these organizations allow us to keep our team abreast of industry trends so we can deliver state-of-the-art products to our customers.
“We are so pleased with all the work and every employee and sub has been friendly, professional, and respectful."
—Kelly & Scott Crawford
BPI is a national standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, providing training through a network of training affiliate organizations, individual certifications, company accreditations, and quality assurance programs. As an independent, not-for-profit organization they bring together leading building science experts from across North America to develop our standards using a consensus-based methodology.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, created to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses $430 billion—while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.
For the Home
Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style, or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.
If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
If looking to make larger improvements to your home, EPA offers tools and resources to help you plan and undertake projects to reduce your energy bills and improve home comfort.
NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. To achieve an overall mission of member satisfaction, NAHB concentrates on the following goals:
- Achieving balanced national legislative, regulatory, and judicial public policy.
- Encouraging public appreciation for the importance of housing and those who provide it.
- Serving as he premier resource for industry information, education, research, and technical expertise.
- Improving business performance of its members and affiliates.
- Effectively managing staff, financial, and physical resources to satisfy the association’s needs.
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by:
- Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
- Setting standards for marketplace trust
- Encouraging and supporting best practices
- Celebrating marketplace role models
- Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior
Offered by NAHB Education, the Certified Green Professional designation is another way building professionals can become educated in, and involved with, green building.
The designation requires 24 hours of NAHB-approved training, and additional continuing education every three years. Subjects covered in training discuss how green homes provide buyers with lower energy costs and higher value, and will include strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes, without driving up the cost of construction.
The designation curriculum requires completion of the Green Building for Building Professionals two-day course, and either the Business Management for Building Professionals one-day course or having another current NAHB professional designation. Class schedules and course descriptions are available from NAHB.
Upon successful completion of course work, submission of a graduation application and signed Code of Ethics is required to graduate. The CGP designation recognizes a high degree of professional competence, and is awarded to individuals only.
The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and maintaining a positive business and economic environment conducive to the construction of new housing and renovation of existing housing. The association is committed to providing for the housing needs of all Vermonters and to creating competitive advantages for its members.
Founded in 2002, the non-profit Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) is the VT Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). VGBN works with the building industry to achieve its vision of fostering green building in Vermont, contributing to a thriving local economy, a healthy environment, and high quality of life in all communities.