Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, featuring interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects.
Keynote address starts at 8:30 a.m.!
Integrative and Regenerative Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8:30 am
|Making buildings, cars, products, and processes more efficient is simply the starting point for achieving sustainability. In his keynote address, Bill Reed will discuss the need to understand how buildings, habitat, and people contribute to the health of our whole system over time. He will demonstrate how integration and regeneration can align human activity with the nature of Place – the process asks how we can be participants with the Place, not limiting ourselves by assuming we can only do something to the Place.Practical concepts for integrating technical and living systems designs will be discussed. He will also share how regenerative design was used at the Brattleboro Food Coop to develop a local and long-term, sustainable approach to nutrition and the local economy.
|Bill is an internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration, and is a principal in three firms, the Integrative Design Collaborative, Regenesis, Inc., and Delving Deeper. He has consulted on over 200 green design commissions and dozens of LEED projects. He is the co-author of: The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability and is a founding Board Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
* Download the complete Better Buildings by Design 2011 brochure, including registration form.
* Register four people and get the fifth registration free! Call toll-free 877-248-9900 to learn more about this special discount.
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 and locally recognized leaders in the field.
EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Attend our Better Buildings by Design workshops to earn continuing education credits from the following organizations:
* American Institute of Architects (AIA)*
* Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
* Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
* Building Performance Institute (BPI)
* Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
* National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)
For information about obtaining continuing education credits through organizations not listed above, please inquire at the registration table at the conference. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.
* AIA credits qualify as PDHs for NY/NH Professional Engineers (discipline specific).
STRENGTHEN YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE
Learn the latest techniques and technologies for superior building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Choose from more than 35 workshops in four different learning tracks.
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.
SEE THE LATEST PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Talk with over 50 exhibitors displaying the latest residential and commercial building products and services. View a current listing of conference exhibitors.
CONFERENCE MATERIALS ON THE WEB
Check back here after the conference when all available workshop presentations, exhibition information, and more, will be posted on the Efficiency Vermont web site.