BBD Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

BBD Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Booths in the Main Exhibit Hall are sold out! Sponsorship opportunities and nonprofit tables are are still available. Review the details below and select the sponsorship level and/or exhibitor level that best fits your needs.

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Space is limited and consideration is first-come, first-served for those who meet qualification criteria. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, exhibitor space sells out quickly. Last year, all the booths were filled by early October. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your company at Better Buildings by Design 2018.

Register as a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

With nearly 1,000 participants, Better Buildings by Design 2017 was a tremendous success. The 2018 conference will build on our 19 previous events, featuring more interactive opportunities, practical information, and the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

Access: Reach building professionals interested in your products and services.

Exhibit: Showcase your company and build brand awareness.

Learn: Attend education sessions on a wide range of topics.

Network: Make face-to-face connections, generate new business leads, and solidify existing relationships.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS PREMIER PARTNER $7,500 PARTNER $5,000 TRACK SPONSOR $2,000 KEYNOTE ADDRESS SPONSOR $1,500 STAKEHOLDER $1,000
Exhibit space in trade show * Yes,
10' x 20' booth space in premium location
Yes,
10' x 20' booth space
No No Yes,
6' tabletop display/materials only; not located in exhibit hall
Complimentary conference registration (includes all meals listed on conference schedule)** Yes,
4 registrations
Yes,
2 registrations
Yes,
1 registration
Yes,
1 registration
Yes,
1 registration
Company description in the final program Yes,
Includes full-page B&W ad
(size: 8" x 10.5")
Yes,
Enhanced listing with logo
Yes,
Includes recognition in session grid
Yes Yes
Recognition on conference website Yes,
Includes link to partner website
Yes,
Includes link to partner website
Yes Yes Yes
Efficiency Vermont Twitter mention Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on conference signage Yes,
Including opening session slide show
Yes Yes,
Company logo on session door signs
No No
Registrant mailing list (post-conference) Yes Yes No No No
Recognition in all conference materials (ads, brochure, program,
lobby banner, etc.)
Yes Yes No No No
Recognition in conference press release Yes No No No No
Verbal recognition at conference Yes - Mention from the podium during opening session No No Yes - Mention from the podium during keynote address No

*Maximum of two booth spaces per sponsor/exhibitor
**Additional registrations $100 per person, per day

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

The following networking and meal sponsorships are also available. At the conference, sponsors will receive varying levels of visibility appropriate to their sponsorship, including company logo on signage at the respective function. Sponsors for these events must pay as a general attendee or sign up as an exhibitor. Additional fees apply. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for listed below.

Lanyard: $1,500 6' tabletop display, 1 registration, description in program, website recognition (limited to 1 sponsor)

Evening Reception: $1,000 Logo on reception sign, 1 registration, description in program, recognition on website

Lunch: $750/day Logo on lunch sign, description in program, recognition on website

Continental Breakfast: $750/day Logo on breakfast sign, description in program, recognition on website

Refreshment Break: $500/break Logo on sign, description in program

Raffle Prize Sponsorship: Logo on raffle sign. You provide the raffle item with a suggested retail value of $50–$150.

BBD exhibitors

Exhibitor Opportunities & Benefits

PRICING & BENEFITS DOUBLE BOOTH EXHIBITOR SINGLE BOOTH EXHIBITOR NONPROFIT EXHIBITOR
Exhibit space in trade show**
(assigned on a first-come, first-served basis)
Yes,
$3,000* (10' x 20')
$2,350* (8' x 16')
Yes,
$1,800* (10' x 10')
$1,400* (8' x 8')
Yes,
$465* (6' table in common area)
No freestanding displays
Complimentary conference registration
(includes all meals listed on conference schedule)***
Yes,
2 registrations
Yes,
1 registration
Yes,
1 registration
Company description in the final program Yes Yes Yes
Recognition on conference website Yes Yes Yes
Efficiency Vermont Twitter mention Yes Yes Yes

*Book now—all sponsor and exhibitor rates increase by $100 after 10/1/2017
**Maximum of two booth spaces per sponsor/exhibitor
***Additional registrations $100 per person per day

Exhibitor Criteria

Attendees look to the Better Buildings by Design conference as their source for the latest innovations in energy efficiency, superior building performance, and indoor air quality. We seek exhibitors who will provide products and services to meet this need, and we will select applicants for exhibit space to maintain this standard. High-performance products and services of interest include:

  • Appliances
  • Building Materials
  • Cooling
  • Electrical Supplies
  • Integrated/High-Performance Design & Consulting Services
  • Lighting
  • Space Heating
  • Tools
  • Ventilation Equipment
  • Water Heating
  • Windows & Doors

ENERGY STAR® Products Any appliances, refrigerators, clothes washers, or dishwashers displayed must be ENERGY STAR qualified.

Heating/Cooling Equipment Commercial heating and cooling equipment must be ENERGY STAR qualified or qualify for Efficiency Vermont rebates. Residential space heating and cooling equipment must be ENERGY STAR qualified or must conform to ENERGY STAR efficiency specifications. Combustion equipment displayed must be equipped to receive combustion supply air ducting. Unvented combustion space heaters may not be displayed. For more information on qualifying heating and cooling equipment, please call Efficiency Vermont at 877-248-9900.

Lighting Although literature may be made available to attendees covering a manufacturer’s or supplier’s full line of products, display of lighting products at the exhibition must be limited to products promoting low energy use. Efficiency Vermont encourages the display of new energy-efficient ENERGY STAR and DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) qualified products. For more information on qualifying lighting products, please call Efficiency Vermont at 877-248-9900.

Residential Ventilation Systems Products on display must be energy-efficient, controlled ventilation systems. Efficiency Vermont encourages the display of innovative systems that meet the Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes criteria, such as heat/energy recovery ventilation systems, ENERGY STAR qualified bath fans, in-line exhaust fans, and 24-hour programmable controls.

Windows & Doors High-performance triple-pane windows and insulated doors are preferred. Windows and doors must display an NFRC rating sticker. Display windows must be rated U-factor .32 or below, and skylights must be rated U-value .55 or below.

Nonprofit Exhibit Space Criteria:

  • Display materials are limited to the 6' table
  • No hanging banners or materials on the floor around table
  • BBD Conference nonprofit materials display policy:
    • a) Materials may not promote a for-profit business, project, or program
    • b) If materials are produced by a for-profit organization, but are instructional in nature, they must be approved in advance by the Efficiency Vermont conference committee.
    • c) If materials are from a nonprofit organization or government agency, they must be approved in advance by Efficiency Vermont conference committee.
    • d) If materials are weekly/monthly/quarterly media publications that sell advertising, an additional fee of $250 will be charged.

Stakeholder Exhibit Space Criteria:

  • Display materials are limited to the 6' table
  • No hanging banners or materials on the floor around table

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