COVID-19 Update:

To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.

We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or

Better Buildings by Design

Efficiency Vermont's 2021 Better Buildings by Design Conference is currently planned for February 3 & 4, 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton Burlington Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont.

Better Buildings by Design 2021 will happen! We are keeping an eye on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and will make a decision in the fall as to whether or not we will hold the event in person, on a virtual platform, or a hybrid of the two. Mark your calendar and make plans now to participate!

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. Review the schedule »

Better Buildings by Design 2021 Call for Presentation Proposals

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021 Better Buildings by Design conference has passed. Please contact the Program Coordinators Laura Capps and Amanda Grant with any questions or to withdraw a previously submitted proposal.

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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 2020 Archives

If you were not able to attend the 2020 Better Buildings by Design Conference, or simply want to relive the glory of it all, see the BBD 2020 archives to download available presentations.