COVID-19 Update:

To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. In the meantime, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or info@efficiencyvermont.com.

We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.

BBD Schedule & Sessions

The following schedule is subject to change (as of December 3, 2020). Presentation details will be announced in the December. Please check back for updates.

February 1, 2021 (Pre-Conference Day)

7:30am - 8:00am Get the most out of virtual BBD - a pre-conference demonstration
8:00am - 10:00am Virtual Help Desk & Speaker Practice Room Open

February 2, 2021

7:30am – 8:00am Get the most out of virtual BBD - a pre-conference demonstration.
8:00am - 10:00am Virtual Help Desk & Speaker Practice Room Open
9:00am - 9:15am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
9:15am - 10:15am Energy Hardening, Energy Resilience, and Return on Investment
9:15am - 10:15am How Grid-Interactive Homes Are Beginning to Flatten the Duck Curve in Vermont
9:15am - 10:15am Introduction to Indoor Air Quality
10:15am - 10:30am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
10:30am - 12:00pm Showing Up: Climate Justice Solutions in Design / Build Practices
10:30am - 12:00pm Sustainable Preservation
10:30am - 12:00pm Taking Back Control: Building Resiliency through HVAC Controls and the Internet of Things
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch Break & Visit with Sponsors
12:30pm - 1:30pm Roundtable Discussions by Topic, and Guided Tours of the Sponsor Exhibit Hall
Afternoon 1:1 Meetings with Sponsors & Exhibitors

February 3, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am Welcome, Awards Presentation & Keynote Address by Krista Egger: Title TBD
8:45am - 9:00am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
9:00am - 10:30am Anti-Racism in the Trades: Building a Resilient Climate Justice Movement
9:00am - 10:30am Residential New Construction and Commercial Retrofit Case Studies in Resiliency
9:00am - 10:30am The Future Is Now: Smart Homes and Energy Efficiency
9:00am - 10:30am Hempcrete 101: A Natural, Resilient & Carbon-beneficial Solution for New and Existing Buildings
9:00am - 10:30am Wheel Pad: The Making of Efficient Accessible Living Situations
10:30am - 10:45am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
10:45am - 11:45am Equity, Justice, and Energy Efficiency in First-Generation American Families: Lessons from Burlington
10:45am - 11:45am Healthy Lighting. Healthy People. An Overview of Circadian Lighting
10:45am - 11:45am Keeping Our Cool
10:45am - 11:45am Tracking the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Energy Efficiency Measures: New Tools and Lessons Learned for Designers and Contractors
11:45am - 12:15pm Lunch Break & Visit with Sponsors
12:15pm - 1:15pm Advanced Wood Heat—The Ultimate Resilient Heating Solution in the Northeast
12:15pm - 1:15pm Design and Performance—the Crossroads
12:15pm - 1:15pm Kick-Start Your Company's Gender Equity Journey: Strategies and Stories to Drive Action
12:15pm - 1:15pm Multifamily Ventilation Deep Dive
1:15pm - 1:30pm Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
1:30pm - 2:30pm Roundtable Discussions by Topic, Award Winner Meet & Greet, and Guided Tours of the Sponsor Exhibit Hall
Afternoon 1:1 Meetings with Sponsors & Exhibitors

February 4, 2021

8:00am - 9:00 am Pressurized Aerosol Sealing, Near Zero Leakage, Every Building
8:00am - 9:00 am Save Energy and Improve Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) with HVAC System Retrocommissioning in Healthcare Facilities
8:00am - 9:00 am The Pretty Good House Movement — What It Is, How It Started, and Where It's Going
8:00am - 9:00 am Bosch High-Efficiency Air-to-Air Heat Pumps
8:00am - 9:00 am What are the Advantages with A2W/W2W Compared to Traditional Systems
9:00am - 9:15am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
9:15am - 10:15am Alternative Transportation and Housing as a Catalyst for Downtown Renewal and a Resilient Lifestyle
9:15am - 10:15am Energy Consumption Impact of the Pandemic
9:15am - 10:15am Healthy Homes and COVID-19: Lessons in Business Resiliency
9:15am - 10:15am Wingnut Test Facility—Real-World Testing of Building Materials
10:15am - 10:30am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
10:30am - 11:30am IAQ Best Practices: Everyone Cares about Ventilation Strategies in a Pandemic
10:30am - 11:30am NYSERDA's RetrofitNY Initiative and the Market Opportunity for NZE Retrofits
10:30am - 11:30am Thermal Comfort: The Next Energy Efficiency Frontier?
10:30am - 11:30am Mass Timber as Market Distinction: The Why and How of Modern Timber
10:30am - 11:30am Why Not Demountable Wall?
11:30am - 11:45am Break/Transition and Visit with Sponsors
11:45am - 12:45pm Closing Plenary Session: The Crystal Ball: 2021 and Beyond
Afternoon Lunch Break & 1:1 Meetings with Sponsors & Exhibitors