Better Buildings by Design 2015 conference highlights

by Jon Floyd, Better Buildings by Design Conference Chair

Each year Efficiency Vermont is lucky to host the region’s best architects, engineers, and builders to create a building science learning experience that is unrivaled in the rest of New England. What is our goal for the Better Buildings by Design (BBD) conference? We want to provide our partners and trade allies with the latest information so they can do the important work of making Vermont buildings more energy efficient and resilient. To that end, we were exceptionally proud to bring this year’s theme, Trends in Cold Climate Construction to life with more than 40 workshops and a well-received keynote address by Thorsten Chlupp.

Best of the best: partners of the year

We also use our time at BBD to recognize our partners that have made impressive contributions to energy efficient building and design in Vermont. This year, Efficiency Vermont named two Vermont building designers as Partners of the Year. Alex Carver, co-owner of Northern Timbers Construction, was named Residential New Construction Partner of the Year. Duncan Wisniewski Architecture, of Burlington, received the Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year award. Many projects were also honored with Efficiency Vermont Best of the Best awards.

Below, we've presented a slideshow of some highlights of the 2015 conference (as seen on social media). 

Were you an attendee? Tell us what you thought of BBD15. We would also like to find out what folks are interested in seeing for the 2016 conference. Add your comments and you just may see your idea as the theme next year!

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