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The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program periodically hosts workshops to bring together program partners to learn more about energy efficiency upgrade programs. At these workshops, program partners share experiences and discuss paths toward helping catalyze a building upgrade industry that can eventually be sustained in the private sector.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled at this time, but please check back for updates.

Past Workshops

April 29-May 1, 2014
2014 Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
Detroit, Michigan


  • Explore how the home performance industry can create a better America by:
    • Employing a well-educated, highly trained workforce
    • Collaborating with one another
    • Demonstrating a commitment to building strong, healthy communities

April 30-May 3, 2013
2013 ACI National Home Performance Conference
Denver, Colorado


  • Discuss which benchmarks are the most critical in developing an industry scorecard, as well as how to better align the interests of all parties crucial to developing a roadmap for a sustainable future.
  • Inspire innovation and collaborative opportunities for government, utilities, financial institutions, contractors, and homeowners.

Catch up on conference presentations on ACI's Live Learning Center, as well as the "Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration" slides and audio presented at the conference.

July 9-11, 2012
Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation
Arlington, Virginia


  • Showcase innovations, highlight accomplishments, and spark connections across residential energy efficiency programs.
  • Capture and share diverse program implementation solutions, strategies, and techniques.
  • Catalyze effective approaches to residential energy efficiency market transformation.

October 24-26, 2011
The Business of Energy Efficiency
Burlington, Vermont


  • Learn about various energy efficiency market business models and key characteristics of successful and sustainable businesses and programs.
  • Think in depth about your local market and develop strategies for your program to leverage or influence partners for long-term sustainability.
  • Outline and begin to refine your program's long-term business plan and concrete steps to implement it.

May 20, 2011
What's Working in Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs
Washington, D.C.


  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and share lessons learned among key stakeholders who are tackling and overcoming barriers to greater uptake of residential energy efficiency upgrades.