Schooled by Peter Yost: An Interview with the Educator of the Year

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Candace Pearson
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BuildingGreen’s building science expert shares reflections, hopes, and—as always—practical building advice after receiving two national teaching awards.

By Candace Pearson

Peter Yost lives and breathes by the motto “There’s no hygrothermal free lunch,” and any student of his has that phrase as fundamentally entrenched in their brain as ’I’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’.

That’s the true mark of a great teacher. But winning awards doesn’t hurt either, and this year, Peter was recognized as Green Building Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and awarded the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s (now renamed Seventhwave) Educator of the Year Award for 2015.

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