Better Building by Design

Make plans now to join us April 2 & 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, VT for the 2025 Better Building by Design Conference.

The 2025 conference theme is 2030 on the Horizon: Assessing Vermont's Vision Versus Reality. Vermont has two ambitious goals with 2030 deadlines: make all new construction net-zero and reduce greenhouse gas pollution to 40% below 1990 levels. Five years out, we have a lot of work to do, including building solutions that address intersecting needs like equity, the tight labor market, and housing shortages. Join Efficiency Vermont to take stock of our collective progress and identify ways to narrow the gaps by 2030.

Attendee registration for BBD 2025 will open mid-November; please check back for pricing and options.

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.

Sponsor 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 Best of the Best Awards will be honored during the conference. Browse among inspiring plans, drawings, and photos of the award-winning homes and buildings from the design competition.