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 February 2-3, 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.

COVID-19 Readiness: Keeping You Safe & Healthy at the Better Buildings by Design Conference

As of November 9, 2021:

Efficiency Vermont wants to make all registrants that attend the in-person 2022 Better Buildings by Design Conference feel safe while at the event. All decisions made going forward will be based on our primary concern for everyone’s safety. We will continue to closely monitor the status of COVID-19 and will follow all CDC and state-mandated guidelines at the conference in February. At this time, the following COVID guidelines will be in place for the conference. These protocols may be adjusted closer to the event if circumstances change.

  • Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of conference will be required when you check in at the registration desk. A paper copy or photo on your phone will be accepted. We will not retain any copies of this information.
  • Masks are required for all persons (regardless of vaccination status) in designated event rooms except for the active presenter, and masks are recommended in all other indoor areas.
  • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided at check-in and available at the registration desk.
  • If requested by Vermont Department of Health, contact information collected at registration and check-in may be used for contact-tracing purposes.
  • If you experience COVID symptoms while you are at the conference, please remove yourself from the event spaces and follow doctor recommendations.

Stay in Touch

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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.

The 2022 Best of the Best Awards call for entries is now open. All submissions must be submitted by November 22nd, 2021.

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.