Better Buildings by Design

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.

Efficiency Vermont is excited to announce the 2022 Better Buildings by Design Conference will be held April 27-28, 2022, in-person in South Burlington, Vermont. The conference theme is Pathways to Decarbonization.

Registration is open for attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

Workshop details and attendee registration pricing are now available.

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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.

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.

Check out the BBD 2021 Archives

If you were not able to attend the 2021 Better Buildings by Design Conference, or simply want to relive the glory of it all, see the BBD 2021 archives to download available presentations.


As of April 4, 2022:

With the decline in COVID cases in Vermont and recent updates to state and local guidance, Efficiency Vermont is no longer requiring proof of vaccination status or negative test results at the Better Buildings By Design Conference. Additionally, masks will be optional throughout the event.

We do ask that if you experience COVID symptoms while you are at the conference, please remove yourself from the event spaces and follow doctor recommendations.

Efficiency Vermont will continue to monitor statewide and local COVID transmission rates and will modify this guidance if needed.