Better Buildings by Design
February 6 & 7, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Hotel
South Burlington, Vermont
1,000 Attendess. 40 Workshops. 60+ Exhibitors.
Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. This annual not-for-profit conference sponsored by Efficiency Vermont brings together top talent in building technology and design from across the country, and helps keep Vermont-area professionals at the forefront of their fields.
This year’s theme is Affordable Efficiency.
Creating affordable and energy efficient buildings and homes is always a challenging task. Reconciling efficiency and cost-effectiveness is crucial for competitive business and meeting goals related to mitigation of climate change. Our theme this year invites you to share what you've done in the past, what you're doing, and strategies for overcoming barriers.
Call for Presentations
Efficiency Vermont invites you to share your knowledge with attendees of Better Buildings by Design. The 2019 Conference Planning Committee is now accepting presentation proposals. To be considered, you must submit your complete proposal online by the deadline of
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Deadline extended to Monday, July 23 at 9 am. Learn more and submit a presentation proposal online.
Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities will be available at the 2019 Better Buildings by Design Conference. Look for the invitation to participate and registration brochure in the mail, email, and on this website in August 2018.
Stay in Touch
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Hear From the Experts
Find out what works, what doesn’t, and what you can put into practice immediately through the research and experience of nationally recognized leaders in the field.
Strengthen Your Competitive Edge
Learn the latest techniques and technologies for superior building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
Make Key Contacts
Network with the region’s top design and construction professionals who share your commitment to quality construction, energy efficiency, aesthetic integrity, occupant health and comfort, and environmental stewardship.
See the Latest Products and Services
Talk with more than 60 exhibitors and sponsors displaying the latest residential and commercial building products and services.
Participate in high-quality presentations throughout both days of the conference. Workshops are 90 minutes long and are held simultaneously in four learning tracks (tracks to be determined).
Exhibit Hall Trade Show
See the latest innovations in energy-efficient products and services for the design and construction industry. Speak with service providers and manufacturers’ representatives about cutting-edge techniques, materials, equipment, and systems for superior building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
Best of the Best
Winners of Efficiency Vermont’s 2019 Best of the Best Awards in Building Performance and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, Residential New Construction, and Commercial Building Design & Construction will be honored on Wednesday, February 6 during the Opening Reception. Throughout the conference, browse among inspiring plans, drawings, and photos of the award-winning homes and buildings from this year’s design competition.
Wednesday, February 6, 4:45 pm–7:00 pm
Join other design and construction professionals in the exhibit hall for complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. The reception is open to the public. Please invite your colleagues, clients, subcontractors, and others.
Check out the BBD 2018 Archives
If you were not able to attend the 2018 Better Buildings by Design Conference, or simply want to relive the glory of it all, see the BBD 2018 archives to download available presentations.
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