In 1981, Scott Gardner founded Northeast Construction in South Burlington, Vermont and has been building and remodeling in northern Vermont ever since. In 2007, Scott formed Building Energy and joined companies to focus our experience into a comprehensive energy services company. Today Building Energy performs new construction, energy remodeling, solar system design and installation, energy auditing, and consultation, heat recovery ventilation, and insulation services for both residential and commercial customers.
Our construction services include:
Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
New/whole home Construction
Insulation (for energy upgrades and new construction)
Weatherization & Air Sealing
Heating Systems Consultation
Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
High Efficiency Windows and Doors
Solar System Design & Installation
Passive Solar & Green Design
Examples of our work:
Rutland Dental Facility
This new dental office uses 50% of the electricity commonly utilized by dental offices through incorporation of a super efficient esterior shell with R-20 concrete foundation, R-22 walls with thermal breaks on all framing, R-75 sttic insulation, and triple low-e glazing on all windows. Other energy efficient features include high efficiency hot water production, advanced heat and air conditioning design and duct distribution, and a highly efficient heating system. Future installion of solar trackers was provided for in the design of the building.
Williston Passive Solar Home
This passive solar home in Williston was designed and built by Northeast Construction/Building Energy in 2006 with a family desiring a highly efficient home in mind. The house received a 5+ star rating from ENERGY STAR and was rated as one of the most energy efficient houses in Vermont at the time. Thos 3000 square foot home was built with highly efficient insulation, energy recovery ventilation, ENERGY STAR appliances, propane fired boiler, in-direct hot water heaterm and energy efficient lighting. The passive solar design incorporates overhangs to shield the house from summer sun and physical orientation to maximize heat gains from the winter sun.
Burlington Energy Rehab
Winner of Efficiency Vermont Best of Best Award for a major renovation in 2012. This 1736 square feet house was built in 1859 with local materials. This project features complete interior and exterior renovation saving over 70% of energy consumption: remove old plaster, roofing and siding, and doors and windows. The entire structure and part of the foundation was renovated: ICF foundation blocks, spray foam and cellulose insulation with rigid foam thermal break over the studs, careful and meticulous reflashing and residing and new windows to meet historic standards, highly efficient appliances, lighting, hot water , heat, and heat recovery ventilation. Click Here for the case study on Drew Street. Click Here to view the Efficiency Vermont Award Poster with project details. See below for the projected energy costs.
Champlain Center for Natural Medicine
Efficiency Vermont Best of Best Award Honorable Mention for Commercial rehab projects: This 60 year old, 2,245 square foot building received a complete restructuring of the thermal envelop reducing energy consumption by over 74%. Some of the energy upgrades included spray foaming the walls and foundation, dense packing and loose filling the attic with cellulose, adding wind wash blocks at the eaves, replacing windows and doors, and new kitchens, baths and interior finishes.
Interior fit up and construction of medical office: high end finishes supported by super efficient features. Roof mounted solar system, high efficiency heat and mechanical systems, super-insulation details, custom cabinetry, doors and ergonomic patient delivery system designs.