The Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

The building industry is moving quickly beyond the standard practices on energy efficiency. Today’s ultra-efficient homes produce as much energy as they consume, and then some. Groundbreaking developments in building materials and technology ensure that homes are not only efficient, but also healthy for occupants. Build It Green’s Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference aims to bring together leading industry experts as well as hundreds of building and home professionals who are working to achieve this higher standard of home performance to ultimately contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future.

This full-day event will comprise of cutting-edge workshops, seminars, product demonstrations and certification trainings–all with a focus on practical knowledge that can be incorporated into business practices immediately in order to gain a competitive edge in preparation for California’s fast-approaching 2020 zero net energy (ZNE) code requirements. The conference will explore the following emerging trends that are raising the bar and redefining what it means to be “green.”

Registration will open soon, and we expect seats to fill up fast. To stay informed about the conference, please click here!

Who should attend

Build It Green’s diverse group of attendees include the following:

  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Remodelers
  • Owners
  • Government
  • Utilities
  • Higher Education
  • Manufacturers
  • Service Providers
  • Energy Consultants
  • Non-Profits
Topics covered

We will explore these topics at the Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference:

  • Healthy Homes
  • Net Zero Specification
  • Selling Energy Efficient Homes
  • Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Homes
  • Building Green to Building Net Zero
  • Smart Homes and New Technologies
  • 2020 Code Updates
  • Making Net Zero Affordable
  • Ultra-Efficient Homes

The following is a preliminary agenda, which is subject to change:

  • Registration & Expo
    7:30am – 8:00am
    Day 1
  • Opening Remarks
    8:00 – 8:15
    Day 2
  • Keynote
    8:15 – 9:00
    Day 3
  • Break & Expo
    9:00 – 9:15
    Day 4
  • Workshops
    9:15 – 11:45
    Day 5
  • Sponsors Panel Lunch & Learn
    11:45am – 1:00pm
    Day 6
  • Workshops
    1:00 – 3:00
    Day 7
  • Builder Panel Roundtable
    3:15 – 4:30
    Day 8
  • Closing Keynote
    4:30 – 4:45
    Day 9
  • Happy Hour
    4:45 – 5:45
    Day 10
                      Past Conference Attendees

                      Build It Green supports a robust and engaged network of building and home professionals across California. Our industry e-newsletters reach 12,000 subscribers each month. We have 875 active members and 865 active certified professionals, and since our founding in 2005 we have trained more than 8,830 professionals.

                      About Build It Green

                      Who We Are

                      Build It Green (BIG) is a nonprofit organization comprised of thought leaders and building industry veterans who share a vision for better buildings and a diligence for getting results. Our pioneering work is transforming how homes are built and renovated in California and beyond.

                      What We Do

                      We serve as an ally and partner to thousands of building and home professionals—builders, contractors, architects, raters, and realtors. We offer training, support, and programs to help them build and retrofit greener homes and grow their businesses in the process.

                      How We Do It

                      We build relationships that drive innovation and impact. In collaboration with our professional network and with industry partners and public agencies, we set technical standards and design and deliver market-friendly solutions, from energy efficiency incentives to green home certification.

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                      14600 Catalina StreetSan Leandro, CA 94577