Better Buildings by Design

Please join us! Efficiency Vermont's 2020 Better Buildings by Design Conference will be held February 5 & 6 at the Double Tree by Hilton Burlington Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont.

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.

Conference Theme: Affordable Energy.

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Registration is open! Full conference, one day only, and student options are available. Registration rates increase after January 27, 2020.

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Check out our scholarships for students and community partners.

Join Us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are SOLD OUT for the 2020 Conference. To be added to a waitlist, please email and indicate your booth type preference. Learn more.

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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.

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. Over 60 exhibitors and sponsors will be on display!

Best of the Best

Winners of Efficiency Vermont’s Best of the Best Awards are honored 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.

Check out the BBD 2019 Archives

If you were not able to attend the 2019 Better Buildings by Design Conference, or simply want to relive the glory of it all, see the BBD 2019 archives to download available presentations.

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