Better Building by Design

Make plans now to join us April 3 & 4 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, VT for the 2024 Better Building by Design Conference.

BBD attendee registration is now live. Be sure to register early to save.

The 2024 conference theme is Blueprint for Equity: Energy Efficiency & the Future of Building. Blueprints are foundational to putting design into action. Achieving a design that provides benefit without undue burden requires forethought and engagement. Leading with equity can build a strong workforce, save energy, improve health and safety, and further energy resilience while reducing energy burden. Join Efficiency Vermont as we explore the topic of access and discuss equity’s place in Better Building by Design.

We are pleased to welcome Danny Combs as this year's Keynote Speaker: Reframing the Narrative of Possible. Danny is a leading voice in creating equitable futures for neurodistinct individuals in business and he is the founder of TACT (Teaching the Autism Community Trades).

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.