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Keynote Presenter
Ann V. Edminster, Design AVEnues LLC
Ann Edminster, M.Arch., is an international expert on sustainable residential construction and zero-net energy. A principal developer of LEED for Homes, Ann authored Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, an award-winning guide to designing and building zero-energy homes. She consults on zero-energy initiatives throughout North America, served as a 2015 U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon juror, and is a board member of the Net Zero Energy Coalition, as well as its summit director. She collaborates with building professionals, utilities, nonprofits, supply chain clients, investors, public agencies, and homeowners to create leading-edge projects and advocate for zero-energy and low-carbon building solutions at all scales.
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.
Participate in high-quality presentations throughout both days of the conference. Workshops are 90 minutes long and are held simultaneously in four learning tracks: Envelope, Building Systems, Commercial, and Innovative Design. More than 40 workshops will be offered this year. 
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. 
More information will be added to the conference website as it becomes available; check back for updates. www.efficiencyvermont.com/bbd 

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Join over 1,200 experts on building durability and energy efficiency at Better Buildings by Design, the region's premier design and construction conference. This annual not-for-profit conference sponsored by Efficiency Vermont helps keep Vermont-area professionals at the forefront of their fields.

This year's conference takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, Vermont. This year's conference takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, Vermont.